Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 847439

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pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost

Posted by ricker on August 20, 2008, at 19:25:22

Hi guys, First off, I'd like to thank everyone here for their input I've received since becomming a member.

You people are very understanding and knowledgable....best support group by far!

Any way, I have been on nortriptyline 50mg for 2 weeks along with 50mg of zoloft and 0.5 klonopin tid.

I replaced the nortriptyline for my remeron as I felt extremely empty inside, as if the world could end and I'd be fine with it.

I read a couple of post's on nortript/zoloft combo's and though hey! that' my miracle.

Well, the last 5 nights have been hell. I can lay down at 11pm and stair at the clock for hours, last night I remember seeing 3:00 a.m. before I finally nodded off.

I think my body is tring to tell me to get back on the 15mg's of remeron.

When I see my pdoc tomorrow, I think he's going to be mad at me for making the switch without his approval. My GP was the one who said it was okay to try the nortrip.

I'm beginning to feel scared, useless and guilty for trying to make myself feel better.

I find myself reading all the post's and get so confused? Am I bipolar? Do I really need lamactil? I can't deal with this for the rest of my life. I told my wife it's like having brain flu.

I was going to ask my pdoc if I could try cymbalta along with remeron? Never been on cymbalta and I know the remeron agrees with me as far as refreshing sleep.

Truth be told, I'm kinda scared about the cymbalta due to some of the post's I've read. I don't want to feel like a zombie!

The reason I lowered my zoloft from 100mg to 50mg and added the nortrip. was so I could feel my emotions again and show my wife that I do love her. I have not had any desire in sex for 6 months. My father passed 8 months ago, my family was all in tears at the funeral service. I had to actually try and fake tears. I loved my Dad but I was empty. I stood at his grave with zero emotion.

I'm not a selfish person. I loved my Dad and I can't mourn his passing.
I hope God understands I'm sick, oh how I wish I could feel my emotions.

I could never understand when I heard people talking suicide... I can now relate and it scares me.

I just want to be let free from this 20 years of hell.

Sorry for rambling, I felt like I had to confess my selfishness.

I will let you know how my appointment goes tomorrow.

Thanks for reading my pain.

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 20, 2008, at 21:04:38

In reply to pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost, posted by ricker on August 20, 2008, at 19:25:22

Ricker good luck and if you had a combo that worked I'd go back on it. Remember babble is individual's responses to a med and all our chemistry is different. Yes be sure to post back tomorrow and Best of Luck!!!! Phillipa

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost

Posted by ricker on August 21, 2008, at 20:03:20

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost ricker, posted by Phillipa on August 20, 2008, at 21:04:38

Hi All,

Just got back from my pdoc appointment. It went better than I had anticipated. He was very understanding when I told him I had tried my own cocktail.... zoloft/nortrip.

After 5 days without sleep, he is putting me back on remeron 15mg. I've been on it for 2 years and it seems to agree with me. I told him I'd prefer it over a sleeping pill as I might as well get some type of A/D benefit if it's for sleep.

He also presribed me cymbalta 60 mg. I have never been on it so I hope it helps. I was on effexor several years ago with remeron but found it to be a bit to stimulating for me. I have heard that cymbalta does not work in the same way as effexor so I may be able to tolerate it.

He also gave me imovane 7.5mg ? as needed for sleep. I'm not sure wat it is but hopefully I won't need it as the remeron should satisfy my sleep requirements.

The Imovane is here in Canada so it may be called something else??

Thanks for reading. I will be sure to provide updates to all.

Regards, Rick

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 21, 2008, at 20:30:24

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost, posted by ricker on August 21, 2008, at 20:03:20

Ricker glad the appointment went well. Best of luck to you. Cymbalta was fine with me. Phillipa

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update

Posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 19:16:12

In reply to pdoc appoint. tomorrow - lost, posted by ricker on August 20, 2008, at 19:25:22

Day 1 with cymbalta. Vision is a bit blurred, slight tremor and nausea.
Hopefully will subside as days pass.

Rick

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 22, 2008, at 20:17:53

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update, posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 19:16:12

Ricker what dose? I'm sure you will feel better soon. Hang in there. Phillipa

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update

Posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:03:44

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update ricker, posted by Phillipa on August 22, 2008, at 20:17:53

> Ricker what dose? I'm sure you will feel better soon. Hang in there. Phillipa

Hi Phillipa, 60mg cymbalta, 15mg remeron and 0.5mg klonipin 2x/day

Rick

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 23, 2008, at 18:25:55

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update, posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:03:44

Ricker did you sleep and how is the cymbalta for you? Your doc started you at a high dose. Some start a low lower. Hope all is well. Love Phillipa

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update Phillipa

Posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:06:45

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update ricker, posted by Phillipa on August 23, 2008, at 18:25:55

> Ricker did you sleep and how is the cymbalta for you? Your doc started you at a high dose. Some start a low lower. Hope all is well. Love Phillipa

Hi Phillipa,

I slept quite well. The remeron works quite nice for my sleep. I do however feel a bit anxious/jittery?
I believe it's from the cymbalta. I did not experience as much nausea today so thats a positive.
I'm hoping I will feel a bit calmer as I adjust to the drug.
From what I read, Cymbalta causes many people to feel more sedated that effexor. So far, not true for me although it's only day 2.

Thanks for your support. Keep well.

Regards, Rick

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 23, 2008, at 19:47:19

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update Phillipa, posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:06:45

Didn't make me tired either. Great that you're feeling better. Phillipa

 

Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update

Posted by ricker on August 24, 2008, at 14:49:08

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update Phillipa, posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:06:45

This is my 3rd day on cymbalta 60mg. I take it when I get up...around 7a.m..
Then I have to go back to bed for 3 hrs as I get too tired???
I'm now typing this post and I can barely see the monitor... vision is getting worse... extremely jittery. My head feels like it's being compressed, hard to describe

I had been taking 0.5 clonazepam twice a day but have increased it to 4 times a day to help deal with the side effects.

I'm still taking remeron 15mg. and have been the past 2 years for sleep so I know thats not causing these side effects.

I've been takind A/D's for 21 years and this is the worst I've felt as far as start-up side effects go. And I read so many reports of just how clean a med cymbata is? Just goes to show how different us humans are?

I have to go to work tomorrow, but not feeling like this! I have zoloft and nortriptyline in my cupboard and will be switching back if this continues.

Oh, did I mention the chronic nasuea for 6 hrs after taking cymbalta? GEEZ.

I don't think taking it at night will help much other than sleeping through some of the nausea. Yes, I know it's only day 3 but it's hard to rationalize my current state given I was doing better on zoloft/remeron.

I am trying, believe me, but these feelings are bringing me back 20 years to when I first started out on Asendin!!

Sorry for the rant, I think I'm going back to bed.

Regards, Rick

 

Hang in there! ricker

Posted by Chris O on August 24, 2008, at 16:19:54

In reply to Re: pdoc appoint. tomorrow - update, posted by ricker on August 24, 2008, at 14:49:08

Ricker:

I feel for you, man. Hang in there! Someday soon, you'll get that magic combo that makes you feel "right." It sounds like is both activating and sedating for you. That's annoying. I kind of felt that way too when I took it (I only stayed on it for about 2 weeks.) That norepinephrine/serotonin combo is a tricky one. I've got a bad anxiety disorder, and I'm not sure how well it works for me either. Hope things get better for you.

Chris

 

Re: Hang in there! -- Chris O

Posted by ricker on August 24, 2008, at 16:32:04

In reply to Hang in there! ricker, posted by Chris O on August 24, 2008, at 16:19:54

Hey Chris,

I'm trying, believe me. Nothing like a panic disorder sprinkled over depression??

I often think nothing could be worse than depression until my panic attacks rear their ugly head...had them since age 16.

If you don't mind me asking, what's your magic cocktail at the moment?

Regards, Rick

 

Re: Hang in there! -- Chris O ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 24, 2008, at 19:28:02

In reply to Re: Hang in there! -- Chris O, posted by ricker on August 24, 2008, at 16:32:04

Ricker didn't want to say before but the second time I took it a few years later my head felt like it would explode and I got off it. Guess my chemistry changed? Phillipa

 

Re: Hang in there! -- Chris O

Posted by ricker on August 24, 2008, at 20:08:41

In reply to Re: Hang in there! -- Chris O ricker, posted by Phillipa on August 24, 2008, at 19:28:02

Yes Phillipa,

My head has been pounding all day and it feels like an iron band around it with some crawly things mixed in as well.

I guess it's not for me. I will be going back to zoloft/nortriptyline and I will add remeron at night for sleep. I have nothing to lose. Thanks for following my progress.... or should I say degress? lol.

Like all meds, I'm sure cymbalta is great for some, just didn't agree with me.

Regards, Rick


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