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#1 ahalo

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:09 AM

This is mostly out of curiousity but I'm wondering if people could put the name of the meds they're taking, the dose, and what they're prescribed the med for (for example, some meds help with anxiety, some help with sleep but also are antipsychotics, etc).

 

My current cocktail:

 

Lamictal - 400 mg once a day - depression

Cymbalta - 120 mg once a day - depression & anxiety

Methylphenidate - 20 mg 3X day - ADD

Thorazine - 250 mg at night, 25 mg as needed - higher dose is for sleep, lower for anxiety

Risperdal - 3 mg once a day - delusions

 

Next....

 


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#2 TakeAChillPill

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:15 AM

I take 15 mg Abilify so I dont get paranoid or have anxiety. I take 20 mg prozac for any depression. I also take 1 mg Ativan at nIght before bed for insomnia issues. I take benadryl for sleeP as well on a Prn basis. Thats it for me. I tried concerta for add inattentive type and found it worked better than the other stims but unfortunately it caused too much anxiety even at sub theraputic doses.
Prozac 20mgs and Abilify 15mgs. Schizoaffective.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

Lamictal - depression and mood stabilisation.

Sertraline - depression.

Olanzapine - psychosis.

#4 melissaw72

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

Provigil -- narcolepsy

 

Klonopin (qd) and xanax (PRN) -- anxiety

 

Wellbutrin -- stimulant

 

Naltrexone -- food addiction

 

Abilify -- hallucinations

 

Lamictal -- mood stabilization

 

Prozac -- depression

 

Lansoprazole -- GERD

 

Amitiza -- IBS

 

Flonase -- rhinitis

 

Methimazole -- thyroid

 

Inhalers -- asthma

 

Orphenadrine -- PRN for headaches


Current Psychiatric Dxs ... Schizoaffective, bipolar type; Anxiety disorder, PTSD, agoraphobia

Also recovered Anorexic/Bulimic finally after 20 years.

Current meds: Provigil, Klonopin, Xanax, Naltrexone, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Lamictal, Prozac, Lansoprazole, Linzess, QVAR inhaler, Xopenex inhaler, Methimazole, Flonase, Propranolol, Flexeril, Zofran.

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#5 Wonderful.Cheese

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

Let's see:

 

Lamictal - for mood stabilization

 

Effexor xr - for depression and anxiety

 

klonopin - for anxiety and to help sleep

 

trazodone - to help sleep

 

abilify - mood stabilization and psychosis

 

latuda - psychosis

 

seroquel PRN - to help with sleep and psychosis or anxiety if needed


Schizoaffective Bipolar Disorder Type and GAD and OCD and Insomnia (unspecified)

Abilify 30mg, venlafaxine ER 150mg, lunesta 3mg prn, clonazepam 1.5mg, lamotrigine 250mg, seroquel 700mg

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

Wellbutrin, focus and depression

 

Lamictal, mood stabilizer

 

Seroquel XR, mood stabilizer, hallucinations and delusions

 

Klonopin, raging, breakthrough mania, sleep, anxiety

 

Aciphex, GERD

 

 


SZA, bipolar type.

 

 


#7 Rowlena

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

(all generic except the synthroid, the doctor feels that the generic for that is crap)

 

Celexa 20mg, AM-for depression and anxiety

Lamictal 200mg, AM-mood stabilazation and anxiety

Seroquel 75mg PM-sleep, depression, mood

Klonopin 0.125 prn, anxiety acute

 

Metformin 500mg 2pills 2x daily-insulin resistance, PCOS

Synthroid 50mg, AM-thyroid, horamone stuff, depression

Yaz, period management, PCOS


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DX: Bipolar NOS or II,  GAD, Panic Disorder but who realy knows...

Former DX: MDD,

 

RX: Brain: Celexa  40mg, 1Xday, Lamictal 200mg, 1Xdaily, Seroquel 75mg 1Xdaily ,Welbutrion 100mg, Gabapentin going to 6mg Clonazepam 0.125 prn
Other: Synthroid 75mg 1xdaily, Metformin HLC ER 500mg 4Xdaily, Givani, Multivitaman, Vitaman D

 

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#8 tryp

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Lamictal - Depression

prazosin - PTSD/nightmares

Seroquel - general brain glue


Diag-nonsense: complex PTSD w/ recurrent depression
Tx: Lamictal (250) + prazosin (7.5) + "therapy"


#9 mambo_kT

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

450mg Welbutruin - depression

15mg Abilify - depression/paranoia/hallucinations 

40mg Adderal - ADHD

...and I might have stopped 200mg lamictal without my pdoc's advice (she has canceled 2 appointments and didn't call me back). It was for mood stabilization/depression, but made me feel like shit. Taking it did more damage than good; I was stably depressed, but feel fine now. I'll finally see pdoc tomorrow though.


Current Labels: Bipolar I w/psychotic features, ADHD inattentive type
Current Meds: Depakote 500mg, Latuda 40mg, Adderall 0-40mg

 

Past Labels (in the order they were DX'ed): Depression, Bipolar II, Bipolar I, Schizoaffective-type Bipolar
Past Meds (in the order they were stopped): Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Seroquel, Trazodone, Lamictal, Welbutrin, Effexor XR, Abilify


#10 hagar

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Do two meds qualify as a cocktail?

 

Invega- mood stabilization and antipsychotic

Amitriptyline- depression and sleep

 

Also, I smoke and drink coffee all day every day. So nicotine and caffeine, which seem to help with my anxiety. Seem to, but probably make it worse in the long run for all I know.


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#11 jt07

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

My entire cocktail is to treat treatment-resistant depression and anxiety. It works very well for me.  But here is a breakdown of how the meds affect me:

 

Citalopram - antidepressant that helps a little with depression and a lot with anxiety

 

Remeron - antidepressant that does very little for me

 

Abilify - simply the best for my depression; excellent

 

Carbamazepine (Tegretol) - keeps me from becoming suicidal - very effective

 

Lamotrigine - Not sure what this does for me

 

Ritalin - augments my antidepressants and helps with possible ADD


Edited by jt07, 19 December 2012 - 11:26 AM.

Dx: Atypical MDD with anxiety, possible ADD, OCD (mostly recovered)
Rx: Citalopram (20 mg), Remeron (45 mg), Abilify (30 mg), Carbamazepine (800 mg), Lamotrigine (200 mg), Ritalin (20 mg AM, 10 mg PM)


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#12 malachite

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

These are just my psych meds, I am on others for physical health issues:

 

Cymbalta-Depression

Abilify-Depression

Ativan-Anxiety

Ambien-Sleep which has been disrupted by Abilify


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
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#13 larkspur

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

Just the head meds -

Lithium, 900mg - mood stabilization, helps with intrusive thoughts from OCD

Olanzapine, 5mg - mood stabilization, as tryp said, general brain glue

Viibryd, 40mg - depression, helps keep my mood elevated

Alprazolam, .5mg - anxiety, as needed med for when shit gets real

 

I just discontinued Topamax as an adjunct mood stabilizer, so it's just the three daily head meds plus the Xanax as needed. Then all my physical meds, which I won't bother everyone with here. 


Current Dx: bipolar ii, predominantly depressed/mixed; obsessive-compulsive disorder; generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia; attention deficit

Current Rx situation: Latuda 80mg, Lexapro 20mg, Wellbutrin XL 450mg, Adderall 15mg b.i.d. clonidine .1mg b.i.d., Valium 2mg t.i.d.
Non-psych Rx:  levothyroxine 50mcg,  Voltaren gel 1%, Mobic 15mg, Flexeril 10mg q.6h for muscle relaxation
OTC/supplements: women's multivitamin, magnesium 250mg, biotin 1000mcg


Previous Rx's: Restoril (temazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Tegretol (carbamazepine), Pamelor (nortriptyline), Zyprexa (olanzapine), Viibryd (vilazadone), lithium, Topamax (topiramate), Thorazine (chlorpromazine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Vistaril (hydroxyzine), Geodon (ziprasidone), Lamictal (lamotrigine), Seroquel XR (quetiapine), dextroamphetamine, Ritalin (methylphenidate), Depakote (divalproex sodium), Abilify (aripiprazole), Remeron (mirtazapine), Celexa (citalopram), Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts), Ativan (lorazepam), Ambien/Intermezzo (zolpidem), Effexor XR (venlafaxine), Desyrel (trazodone), Lunesta (eszopiclone)


#14 gizmo

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Depakote - mania and mixed episodes
Risperdal - mania and hallucinations
Zoloft - depression
Vyvanse - ADHD and fatigue
Dexedrine - ADHD and fatigue (prn vyvanse booster)
Trazadone - sleep
Propranolol - tremors caused by depakote
Diagnosis: BP I with Psychotic Features, GAD, ADHD, Chronic Migraines, various physical stuff.
Meds Currently On: Depakote 2000 mg, Risperdal 8 mg, Latuda 80 mg, Prozac 60 mg, Vyvanse 70 mg, Propranolol 40 mg BID, Klonopin 2 mg BID PRN
Meds Sort-Of Mental Related: Lipitor 40 mg, Zofran 4 mg PRN, Fioricet PRN, Stadol PRN, Botox received on 8/16/13

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#15 Parapluie

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Abilify - simply the best for my depression; excellent

 

Abilify 30mg - Psychosis, hypomania, depression. Abilify is really a one-stop shop for me. Works like a charm, mostly. Does WONDERS for my

 

depression. Me and jt07 should be in the commercials.

 

Venlafaxine 300mg - For depression

 

Lamictal (titrating up) - for hypomania

 

Propranolol 20mg PRN - For occasional tremors, akathisia during titrations of abilify and anxiety.  


Edited by Parapluie, 09 June 2013 - 06:35 PM.

Schizoaffective disorder - bipolar type, ADHD, mathematics disorder
Effexor XR 300mg, Lamictal 200mg, Ritalin SR 20mg, 
propranolol 20 mg PRN


#16 Savannah

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Bipolar 1

Prolixin 15 mg. typical ap.
Seroquel 400 aap
Geodon 160mg aap
Rozerem. 6mg. Sleep
Clonopin. 2 mg anxiety
Lamictal 500mg mood stabilizer
Provigil 200 mg morning sleepiness

I take all the antipsychotic medication because when I an not on the prolixin I still have paranoia.

Edited by Savannah, 19 December 2012 - 05:02 PM.

Bipolar 1 with psychosis

Current meds: geodon 160mg, seroquel 500mg, prolixin 5 mg, lamictal 500mg, zoloft 150mg, trazadone 200mg, rozerem 8mg, Provigil 200mg


#17 CirclesOfConfusion

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

All generics right now.

Wellbutrin XL (300mg 1x/day) - depression and fatigue
Ritalin SA (20mg 1xday) - trial dose for suspected ADD inattentive type
Ativan (0.5-1mg PRN) - as needed for acute anxiety, raging irritability, you get the picture
Vistaril (25 or 50mg PRN) - pdoc would prefer I transition to this instead of the ativan but it doesn't do anything beneficial while I'm conscious, it just knocks me out cold for 10-15 hours. Not very useful except when the only goal is to force sleep.

300mg BupropionXL     10mg 3x/day Buspirone     10mg 3/xmonth Fluoxetine     1mg Lorazepam PRN


#18 lady_noir

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Wellbutrin XR 400mg Depression
Adderall XR 40 mg ADD
Abilify 15mg Mixed states/Intrusive thoughts/Mood stabilization
Topamax 50mg Weight loss

Diagnosis: Bipolar NOS
Current Meds: Abilify 15 mg, Topamax 150 mg, Wellbutrin SR 400 mg, Adderall XR 40mg, Xanax PRN
Failed Meds: Prozac, Zoloft, Risperdal, Trazadone, Klonipin, Lamictal, Geodon, Zyprexa


#19 amosleigh

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

MDD diagnosis with moderate anxiety, OCD, and sleep problems

 

Pristiq 50 mg--depression

Liothyronine (Cytomel) 25mcg --antidepressant augmentation

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 400mg--antidepressant augmentation

Geodon 120mg--antidepressant augmentation, OCD, sleep problems

Propanolol 20mg-- med induced tremor

 

Trying between two meds for anxiety--clonazepam 5mg or alprazolam .67mg

Trying between two meds for sleep-- zolpidem (Ambien) 10mg or hydroxyine (Atarax) 50mg

 

Non psych:

Bystolic 5mg-- high BP

Sumatriptan 100mg-- migraine


Dx: Recurrent MDD, Dysthymia, OCD, Social Anxiety

Rx: Viibryd 40 mg, Lamictal 400mg, Liothyronine (T3) 50mcg, Wellbutrin XR 150mg, Geodon 180mg, Topamax 200mg 
PRN: Ambien 10 mg, Hydroxyzine 50-100mg

Non-psych:  Sumatriptan 100mg (migraines), Propanolol 40mg (tremor)

Supplements: NAC 2000mg a day
Fail: Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Abilify, Zoloft, Pristiq, Venlafaxine, and Clonazepam .5 mg at bedtime


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Most of my meds are self explanatory. I'll hit the ones that are not.

 

Abilify  AD augmentation

Propranolol  Tremor, anxiety

Alprazolam  Middle of the night, can't sleep

Dextroamphetamine  PM stimulant

Cyproheptadine  Hives and AD sexual problems

Prednisone   Acute allergy

Zofran   GI problems

Norco  Abdominal cramps, general pain relief

Doxepin   Allergy, Hives, sleeping  

Lamotrigine/Keppra Seizures, titrating off Lamotrigine







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