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Re: Give me your antipsychotics, your benzos, MAOI

Posted by wcfrench on August 25, 2002, at 16:52:11

In reply to Re: Give me your antipsychotics, your benzos, MAOI utopizen, posted by alan on August 25, 2002, at 12:28:34

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but...

Everyone has different reactions to these medicines. I'm not saying that something that helps one person won't help another, but you have to keep in mind that it's a good possibility. I took, at one time, 3600 mg of Neurontin a day with no drowsiness, whereas a friend of mine took 300 and fell asleep at her desk. Everyone reacts differently to these medicines, especially with Neurontin and Benzos. Some get more sleepy than others, some get "brain fog," some have trouble concentrating, some get this, some get that. If you have found a successful cocktail for yourself, it might completely ruin another person's days. It's good to share these things so that we can support eachother, but to pass off my treatment as a sure-fire cure to another forum poster would be ignorant and dangerous. Everyone is going to get a different reaction.. it's a mixed bag. In general, anti-depressants make people feel less depressed, anti-anxiety agents make people feel less anxious, and anti-psychotics make people feel less psychotic. Combining medications beyond that to achieve success is completely dependent on your personal body chemistry. What turns out to be a great combination for one person might cause many problems in another person.

I hope you guys understand that I am not trying to be an antagonist of good-hearted support, but I am just urging you to err on the side of caution when sharing medication combinations. We've all got different chemistry.

Utop, my heart goes out to you because I know how difficult and frustrating it is to go through school with problems with anxiety. My junior and senior years in college were plagued by social anxiety and bouts of depression. It's quite frustrating around people of the opposite sex when you're trying to think and speak clearly but you can't calm down enough to think regular thoughts. Thankfully, some of that has come and gone, but it's still something I deal with. Well, good luck to you.
-Charlie


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