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Re: Can you add Provigil?

Posted by gardenergirl on September 27, 2006, at 1:08:46

In reply to Re: Can you add Provigil?, posted by willyee on September 26, 2006, at 22:47:10

I didn't find that Nardil alone was enough to tackle all the depression. There seemed to be some what my pdoc called "residual depression", so she added Lamictal, since it works on the depression side of Bipolar. Naril alone might have been the answer if I could take a high enough dose. At 75 mg, I developed akathisia and severe insomnia. Gabitril didn't help this, so it seems the highest dose I can tolerate is 67.5 mg. Even from 60-67.5 I'm not fond of the side effects, especially the urinary retention and peripheral edema. So for me, a "cocktail" seems to be the best.

Still, I have had depressive episodes over the last three years. They don't last very long, and they don't get very severe. And I can usually get back on track fairly easily. I view this type of "relapse" as inevitable for anyone with major recurrent depression, of which atypical depression is one type. The nature of the beast is that there will be relapses, but again, they are less intense, shorter duration, and less "entrenched", and more easily recovered from, in my experience, than un or undertreated depression. I view this as stable and relatively predictable.





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