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Re: tools to offset Serzone cognitive issues? JohnX2

Posted by jay on February 18, 2002, at 17:35:12

In reply to tools to offset Serzone cognitive issues?, posted by JohnX2 on February 18, 2002, at 15:30:52

>
> I may be starting Serzone again as it is
> the only medicine besides Topamax that alleviates
> really bad tension headaches and I am having
> an impossible time tapering off this last 1 mg
> of Klonopin.
>
> Funny, I found Topomax alleviated
> my myofacial pain that Klonopin seemed to be
> doing and swiftly weened Klonopin from 6 mg to
> 2 mg, but from 1 mg downward the headaches have
> been unbearable.
>
> So I'm thinking of maybe restarting Serzone.
> It totally eliminated these headaches before, and
> I may be able to take it if only for a short while
> to chip off this last mg of Klonopin. The major
> issue is that Serzone caused in the past very
> bad cognitive dysfunction and it was a bit scary
> to operate my car.
>
> So my question is if people have tried augmenting
> serzone with other meds to help with cognitive
> side effects? Any other ADs or stims?
>
> Thanks for any feedback.
>
> -John

John,

Have you thought about going a 'low-dose' Serzone? That was the only way I could take it.

I also find the tricyclic (the brand name only, strange as it is) for Nortriptyline in the 25mg or so range helps with cognitive performance. I found the stims made me feel 'dumb' at times, mostly because they made me so anxious, I couldn't think straight.

Good luck,

Jay


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