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Re: Taken these meds without success. MAOI time? jedi

Posted by SLS on July 24, 2012, at 15:42:59

In reply to Re: Taken these meds without success. MAOI time? hearttransplant, posted by jedi on July 24, 2012, at 2:56:15

Hi Jedi.


Long time no see. How have you been?

I have been much improved since adding prazosin to my treatment regime at the beginning of the year.


Parnate 80 mg
nortriptyline 150 mg
Lamictal 200 mg
Abilify 10 mg
lithium 300 mg
prazosin 8 mg.

I know that this seems like quite a list, but it has been carefully honed over a period of several years. I could possibly do without the lithium and still maintain an antidepressant response, but I keep it in place to help prevent Alzheimers Disease. People with bipolar disorder have a significantly higher risk of developing it, and lithium might have a prophylactic effect. My intuition tells me that lithium is helping to prevent mood drift. At a relatively low dosage of 300 mg/day, lithium is less likely to damage kidneys or the thyroid gland.

Have a nice day.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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