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Re: Update.

Posted by gilmourr on June 7, 2013, at 9:27:56

In reply to Update., posted by SLS on June 7, 2013, at 3:08:09

> I am again progressing towards remission of chronic depression associated with bipolar disorder. I was "stuck" for quite awhile, making little or no progress. I had tried to keep my dosage of prazosin at 10 mg/day in an effort to minimize fatigue, weakness, and brain fog. To me, these things seemed more like side effects than symptoms of depression. After experimenting with a dosage of 8 mg/day, it became obvious that depression was emerging. At this point, I retitrated the dosage upwards and found that 15 mg/day produced a more robust antidepressant response than 10 mg/day. It is quite possible that the fatigue, weakness, and cognitive impairments I experienced at the lower dosage was actually residual depression rather than side effects. I was fooled.
> I have been taking 15 mg/day of prazosin for over a week. I am encouraged by the surge of improvement I am experiencing. I'm going to stay at this dosage for awhile to see where it takes me. Over the last few months, I have increased the dosages of lithium and Lamictal. This is actually the first time I will be taking these drugs at these dosages.
> Currently:
> Parnate 80 mg/day
> nortriptyline 150 mg/day
> Lamictal 300 mg/day
> lithium 450 mg/day
> Abilify 10 mg/day
> prazosin 15 mg/day
> minocycine 200 mg/day
> - Scott long have you been in a depressive/bipolar state for? It seems like to add all these medications together you'd have to have some idea of how they work independently of each other.

Do you remember the order in which you added everything? It's just such a large stack that I would get lost immediately as to what is doing what.

Did the brain fog come into play once lithium was added?




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