Anxiety and caffeine and alcoholanxiety
Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:28 PM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:17 PM
Dx: BPII, usually mixed and/or rapid cycling
Current Rx: 200 mgs Lamotrigine, 100 mgs Trazadone, 40 mgs Geodon
Previous Rx: Prozac, Celexa, Welbutrin, a boatload of whole food supplements
Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:14 PM
Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:27 AM
Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:32 PM
Edited by malachite27, 05 December 2011 - 02:33 PM.
Type of Crazy: MDD and GAD
Former meds: Geodon, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Lithium, Xanax, Klonopin, Zoloft, Paxil, Lamictal, Temazapam, Risperdal, Serzone, Trazodone, Lexapro, Xanax XR, Buspar, Effexor, Desipramine, Trileptal, Gabapentin, Hydroxzine and about seven more I can't remember.
Current psych meds: Clomipramine (50mg.) Valium (2mg.4 x a day) Ambien (10mg.) Trazodone (100mg.)
Other Meds: Crestor, Metformin, Propranalol
Physical woes: Migraine, PCOS, CFIDS, Diabetes, High cholesterol
ECT (Fall 2010), (Fall 2012)
"You might be the wrong color, yeah, you might just be too poor. Justice isn't something, just anyone can afford."-Ani Difranco
Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:49 PM
Alcohol relaxes me the night I'm drinking it, but the next day I might feel more anxious and/or depressed.
What the docs wrote down about my Crazy: Bipolar II, Some anxiety issue
The pills they give me to fix this shit: Lamictal 175mg, clonazepam 1mg , Trileptal 600mg
Pills that did NOT fix this shit: Sertraline, Buspirone, Mirtazipine, Paroxetine, Gabapentin, Effexor XR, Lorazepam, Cymbalta(twice), Zolpidem, Bupropion XL, Pristiq, Fluoxetine, Vistaril, Lexapro, Celexa, Trazodone, Geodon
Pills that worked well enough but side effects were total shit so I stopped: Abilify, Lithium, valium
sun moon stars rain
Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:21 PM
I'd probably be better off without alcohol as I think it has an overall negative effect.
Other crap: sleep apnea and diabetes type II
Rx: Prozac 20 mg; Zyprexa 15 mg; Gabapentin 900 mg; Vyvanse 140 mg; Klonopin 1.5 mg and prn; Lithium 600 mg; Metformin 2000 mg; Metropolol 200 mg; Premarin .625 mg; Lantus 31 mg; Victoza 1.2 mL
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
I am not a mental health care professional, please seek out a professional's advice.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:16 AM
I do drink, not as much as I used to, but I'm a cheap drunk, heh. (I haven't gotten drunk since September, anyways. I enjoy the occasional cocktail)
Dx: Schizoaffective disorder - bipolar type
Rx: Invega Sustenna (150mg) Clonazepam (1mg) Ritalin(40mg) Wellbutrin (450mg) Seroquel XR (400mg) Mogadon (20mg) Elavil (150mg)
ECT (2008) Therapy. Yoga.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:33 AM
Anti-crazy: Zoloft 25mg
Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:49 AM
BPII, DDNOS, major anxiety issues, PTSD issues (now subclinical), ED issues (recovered anorexic), auditory/visual/tactile hallucinations
a million med changes whilst undergoing ECT (currently taking various doses of atomoxetine, clonidine, clonazepam, zopiclone, progesterone, synthroid, ranitidine, selenium, zinc, D3, B6, B12)
Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:26 PM
I can have a glass of wine a day with no problem. Two drinks and I need to wait a day to feel back to 'normal.' I end up a little foggy and achy. I do occasionally go out drinking with friends, which means more like three drinks. I start out relaxed, but then get jumpy, and then end up feeling down. Takes two or three days to get back to 'normal.' Again, part of this is a sugar issue, since alcohol converts pretty much straight to sugar. Alcohol w food is much easier for me to deal with than a drink on an empty stomach.
I guess I'm saying that for me, as long as I'm moderate w alcohol/caffeine, I don't have anxiety issues.
Adventures in Anxiety Land
DX: Chronic PTSD, OCD, GAD, Depression, Panic Disorder, SAD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, probably Adult ADHD
RX: Celexa 40mg daily, Trazodone in test as sleep aid, Ativan 1mg as needed, bunch o' vitamins
Old RX: Buspar, Sonata, also used to be at Celexa 80mg
Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:09 AM
Diagnosed Drug Induced Psychosis........GAD.... Bipolar I....Migraines, Cluster headaches....Insomina...Panic Disorder.....
Gabapentin 800 mg 3 times a day....Effexor XR 75 mg.....Risperdal...6 mg..... clonazepam 1 mg twice daily. Seroquel 100 mg once at night.....Prilosec 20 mg in the morning...... Remeron 22.5 mg once at night. Naratriptan 2.5 PRN .........Paxil 40 mg....Prazosin 4 mg......Ambien 10 mg at night.
The sun is a round window into the city of gold.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:30 PM
(maybe because of the Clozaril), I find that caffeine doesn't really interfere with my sleep at night.
I try not to have more than one caffeinated beverage a day because I know I have an anxiety problem / disorder.
- Andy -
Dx: Asperger's + Schizoaffective Disorder - Bipolar Type + Panic Disorder w/o Agoraphobia + Acid Reflex Disease
Rx: Lithium + Xanax + Celexa + Clozaril + Pantoprazole + Pepcid + Erythromycin + Centrum + Fish Oil
Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:39 PM
Here is a link on decreasing the amount of caffeine in green tea, which has benefits:
Hope this helps.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:32 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:50 PM
I can't remember alcohol having an effect on my anxiety, but it did affect all my other symptoms so was really a bad idea for me. But the time I was drinking, I didn't have bad anxiety.
History = depression (remission since April 2009), SI (remission since April 2009), alcohol abuse (remission since March 2007)
Past false dx = BPD (only symptom I had was SI), schizophrenia (I was very sleep deprived at the time)
Also have diabetes and pain issues (undiagnosed) and hayfever (April - June)
Current meds = Seroquel 800mg XR (as 400 in the morning and 400 in the night)
Also on insulin and Microgynon
I am not deluded, I just don't agree with your reality!
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:56 PM
Edited by Thomas, 10 December 2011 - 04:57 PM.
Rx: Abilify 20 mg., Klonopin 6.0 mg., Restoril 30 mg. Cymbalta 120 mg. , Lamictal 400 mg., Cogentin 1.5 mg. Crestor 10 mg. hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg., Hyzaar 100/25 mg., domperidone 20 mg. and Levemir Insulin 40 units, Actos 45 mg.,Proprananol ER 80 mg., Hydrocodone/APAP 40 mg./4000 mg., tizanidine 1 mg., Fiorocet 3 mg.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:58 AM
Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:49 AM
meds= 150mg Venlafaxine, 200mg Seroquel.
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit
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