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, and about seven more I can't remember.
Current psych meds: Clomipramine (50mg.) Valium (2mg.4 x a day) Trileptal (600mg.) Lunesta (2.mg) OR Ambien (10mg.) Trazodone (100mg.)
Other Meds: Crestor, Metformin,Omeprazole, Propanalol
Physical woes: Migraine, PCOS, CFIDS, Diabetes, High cholesterol
ECT (Fall 2010), (Fall 2012)
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.
Current Dx: BPII, GAD, OCD and PTSD
Other crap: sleep apnea and diabetes type II
Rx: Prozac 20 mg; Zyprexa 15 mg; Gabapentin 1200 mg; Adderall 60 mg; Klonopin 2 mg and prn; Lithium 900 mg; Meformin 2000 mg; Metropolol 200 mg; Premarin .625 mg Insulin 19 mg
Me? Crazy? I should get down off this unicorn and slap you.
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, ADHD - Inattentive
Rx: Risperdal Consta (25mg injection, 2 weeks) Clonazepam (1.5mg) Lexapro (20mg) Ritalin (40mg) Artane (PRN)
Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:33 AM
Anti-crazy: Zoloft 25mg
Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:49 AM
BPI/II (depending on whom you ask), DDNOS, ED issues (recovered anorexic), major anxiety issues, PTSD issues (now subclinical), hallucinations NOS.
wellbutrin 300 mg, clonazepam 1.5 mg, seroquel 50 mg, synthroid 0.1625 mg, vitamins D3, B12, omega3. PRNs - seroquel, ibuprofen, tylenol, nicotine, caffeine, chocolate
lithium, lamotrigine, prozac, paxil, zoloft, effexor, citalopram, latuda, lyrica, imipramine, nortyrptaline, lorazepam, buspar, mirtazipine, risperdal, remeron, abilify, parnate, zyprexa, zopicolone, l-tryptophan, trazadone, melatonin, ECT, more stuff i can't remember
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...ADHD.....OCD.....Cannibas Psychotic Disorder..GAD.....Major Depression disorder-recurrent...Severe, Bipolar I....Migraines, Cluster headaches.... .
Gabapentin...600 mg once a day....Effexor XR 225 mg.....Risperdal...4 mg....Zoloft 200 mg...Valporic acid 250 mg... clonazepam 1 mg twice daily. Seroquel 200 mg once at night.....Prilosec 25 mg in the morning......Inderal 60 mg ER one in the morning. Remeron 45 mg once at night. Naratriptan 2.5 PRN .....Lyrica 75 mg 3x daily....
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
Rx: Lithium 900mg + Xanax 0.5mg QID + Celexa 10mg + Clozaril 325mg + Propranolol 10mg TID + 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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