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Re: Fluanxol vs. Amisulpride? med_empowered

Posted by TomG on February 25, 2006, at 12:06:13

In reply to Re: Fluanxol vs. Amisulpride?, posted by med_empowered on February 25, 2006, at 10:40:39

> Why are you combining so many antipsychotics?

I wouldn't say I'm combining "so many". I"m only talking about adding a low to middle dose of Abilify and only Abilify for it's unique properties. The rationale came from here:

http://www.cpa-apc.org/Publications/Archives/CJP/2004/february/lettersCombo.asp

I haven't gone down the mood stabilizer route, but that is certainly a possibility. I responded to lithium years ago for some reason, but it only lasted for 5 days and raising the dose caused agitation.

I take Ativan PRN and that calms me somewhat, but doesn't clear my mind and help cognitively. It also doesn't provide the motivation and confidence that I'm looking for.

I have tried Provigil in and it helps when it works somewhat with cognition but it just feels so false to me if you know what I mean. I'm actually taking it right now with the Symbyax and it seemed to lose its stimulant effect after about two weeks. I take 400mgs first thing in the morning. I've taken up to 1200mgs in a single dose and that just seems to cause euphoria and I know I can't do that as a long term treament plan. Its a strange drug for me. I've been seeing the same shrink for four and a half years with little improvement and he tells me he is willing at this point to try anything so I'm sure going to the conventional stimulants won't be a problem.

Tom


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