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Re: Help! ANXIETY/INSOMNIA Caused by Prozac or Geodon? CA 2 NJ

Posted by CA 2 NJ on April 17, 2007, at 22:29:27

In reply to Re: Help! ANXIETY/INSOMNIA Caused by Prozac or Geodon? polarbear206, posted by CA 2 NJ on April 17, 2007, at 22:27:31

Oops. I mean I was diagnosed in Early January 2006! Sorry about that! :)


> > > Hi all. I am really in need of any help, insight, experiences anyone has regarding Anxiety and/or Insomnia due to taking Prozac and/or Geodon. Your help would be so appreciated as I am having a rough time right now and I believe it to be caused by either one or both of these meds. And also due to the fact that I'm Bipolar and not on a "TRUE" Mood Stabilizer (but will be.)
> > >
> > > Also I'm wondering if anyone experienced or has knowledge of saying things that came out of no where? Like calling someone a name even though you didn't have a CLUE as to why you did so? That's not at all like me and it's only started since I began taking Prozac and Geodon about 2 weeks ago.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Here are the Dosages of the Medications I am on:
> > >
> > > - Geodon: 40mg (20mg/2x day)
> > > - Seroquel: 100mg (100mg/1x day, at bedtime)
> > > - Prozac: 10 mg (10mg/1x day)
> > > - Xanax XR: 4mg (1mg/4x day)
> > > - Lunesta: 3mg (3mg/1x day, at bedtime)
> > > - Yaz (BCP): 1 Tablet (1 Tablet at bedtime)
> > >
> > > Starting tomorrow night (at my insistance) since I've been an anxious/manic/insomniatic mess, My Psychiatrist is putting me on Depakote ER: 500mg (500mg/1x day, at bedtime)
> > >
> > >
> > > To help you understand why I'm taking all these meds, it's because I have the Following Disorders:
> > >
> > > - Bipolar I, Mixed with Ultra Rapid Cycling
> > > - Borderline Personality Disorder
> > > - Panic Disorder with Mild Agoraphobia
> > > - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
> > > - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
> > > - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
> > > - Antisocial Personality Disorder
> > > - Dependant Personality Disorder
> > > - Histrionic Personality Disorder
> > > - Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (in addition to the OCD - there is a difference)
> > >
> > >
> > > I would be most grateful if some of you out there would please find the time to tell me anything they can about my medications. Thanks so much. Take good care! :)
> > >
> > >
> > > Hugs,
> > > CA 2 NJ
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here is a link I want you to look at for a better understanding of some of the experts in the field are doing with diagnosis and treatment.
> >
> > The Depakote will give you fast relief of your cycling. Geodon has been reported to be stimulating in some research I have come accross.
> > You have BP I with ultra rapid and mixed states. The Prozac will exacerbate the mood cycling and anxiety hands down with Bipoar I.
> >
> > I am questioning all the diagnosis you have. Were you given them before you bipolar was diagnosed? Some of them probably stem from your bipolar disorder. Thats alot to swallow for one person.
> >
> > http://psycheducation.org
> > http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.lieber.html
> > http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig/BP_pharm.html#op
>
>
> Hi there! Thanks so much for your response. :)
>
> To answer your questions, I was not diagnosed as having Bipolar and all the Personality Disorders until early January 2005. Although for YEARS I had mentioned that I believe I had Bipolar to various Doctors and Therapists. I did have one psychologist believe I may have Borderline Personality Disorder, but that was about 13 years ago.
>
> All of the Anxiety/Panic issues were diagnosed about 13 years ago. ALL of my Doctors believed I suffered From Major Depression and that's what was causing all of these anxiety issues. So of course, I was put on 1 antidepressant after another yet nothing ever worked for long.
>
> My current Psychiatrist is the 1st Doctor to TRULY acknowledge that my issues stem from anxiety. Every other Doctor before being diagnosed with Bipolar has tried to treat the "major depression" and in doing so, would also be treating the anxiety issues.
>
> I totally agree with you that a lot of my disorders stem from having Bipolar. It's a tough disorder! And yes I also agree that Depakote will help me. It has before. :)
>
> BUT I do need some kind of antidepressant or something that will keep me from getting depressed to go along with my Depakote. Hence the Prozac. Although My Psychiatrist thoght treating me with an antipsychotic (Geodon) & Prozac would stabilize me. LOL
>
> I have to laugh at that one because I told him from day 1 I HAVE to be on a mood stabilizer and he told me Geodon was approved by he FDA for just that. Well I feel the only thing the Geodon did was make me an anxious mess with a severe case of insomnia. But then again I have been down the Trial & Error road MANY times.
>
> Do you think that 10mg paired with 500mg of Depakote ER will work? I know My Doc plans on taking my Depakote up to 1,000mg ER if the 500mg works. And at that time I will probably go back to the 20mg of Prozac or switch to Effexor (which he and I have discussed.)
>
> Sorry for the novel here. LOL It's just you seem so knowledgable and sincere that I would like your opinion. Oh and I have already decided to stop the Geodon, which is fine with My Doctor anyway as he wanted to take me off it at my last visit.
>
> Thanks so much for the info and the links. I really appreciate all your help! :) I would love to hear back from you in regard to my response.
>
> Take care!
>
> Hugs,
> CA 2 NJ
>
> P.S. Is it a good idea to take the Prozac at the same time as the Depakote? Or does the timing matter? Thanks again!


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