Your Cocktail Deconstructed

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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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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.

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Lamictal - depression and mood stabilisation.

Sertraline - depression.

Olanzapine - psychosis.

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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

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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

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Wellbutrin, focus and depression

 

Lamictal, mood stabilizer

 

Seroquel XR, mood stabilizer, hallucinations and delusions

 

Klonopin, raging, breakthrough mania, sleep, anxiety

 

Aciphex, GERD

 

 

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(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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Lamictal - Depression

prazosin - PTSD/nightmares

Seroquel - general brain glue

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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.

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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.

Edited by hagar running

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Wellbutrin XR 400mg Depression

Adderall XR 40 mg ADD

Abilify 15mg Mixed states/Intrusive thoughts/Mood stabilization

Topamax 50mg Weight loss

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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

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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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500mg divalproex sodium AM, 250mg PM - mood stabiliser, anti-depressant, anti-manic. Definitely seems to work as an anti-depressant for me.

54mg Concerta AM, 45mg PM - ADHD (combined type) though because of the nature of my ADHD this helps with anxiety too.

0.5mg clonazepam - can take up to 3, PRN, for anxiety. I dissolve/chew it.

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lamotrigine: depression and mood stabilization

 

ecitalopram: depression and, I think, "anxiety," but I don't entirely understand how my pdoc was defining that, so I'm a bit unsure

 

Seroquel XR: depression and aniti-manic

 

topiramate: mostly for migraine, though I think it lends something to the management of my temper as well

 

quetiapine IR: sleep, and as add-on in larger doses for breakthrough mania

 

Ambien CR: sleep

 

I also have generic Midrin for migraines and cyclobenzaprine (generic Flexeril) for muscle tension, which leads to other headaches.

Edited by Gearhead

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Zoloft 100mg: depression, anxiety, PMDD

Topamax 150mg: "augmenter" drug that helps with PMDD, BPD mood lability, and some PTSD symptoms (intrusive memories/flashbacks, mainly)

Klonopin 0.5mg BID: anxiety control/prevention

Trazodone 100mg: insomnia

Vistaril 50mg PRN: acute anxiety/panic attacks

 

Edited for: forgot the Vistaril!

Edited by Lady Krazy Kat

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let's see...  at the moment I'm on:

 

Cymbalta - 30mgs a day:  originally started just to make my nasty migraines go away, but surprisingly may be the one drug that actually works on my depression/dysthymia.  

Klonopin - supposedly 1mg a day as needed, anxiety, agoraphobia, and very occasional sleep aid 

realistically I use 2mgs between 4-8 times a month but I keep them around like a security blanket nonetheless 

 

am I missing anything?  Huh.  Weird.  I guess I'm not counting the physiological meds.  I miss my Abilify hardcore, though.  That was prescribed for my anxiety and it was AMAAAAAAZING.

 

OH I FORGOT ABOUT THE ADDERALL-- wow, that's telling.  Anyway,

 

10mgs of Adderall, prescribed 2x daily for the SYMPTOM of chronic fatigue (probably due to atypical depression)

 

In reality, I take 5mgs to keep going past my normal chronic fatigue of "have not slept 12+ hours in the last 24, am now exhausted" if necessary and the rest is not being used because I rarely leave the house so what the fuck do I need to concentrate on or have energy for.

 

[edited to add more information]

Edited by saveyoursanity

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Zoloft 200 mg- Depression and social anxiety disorder

Wellbutrin 150 mg- Depression because the Zoloft only helps my social anxiety disorder and not the depression. Also the Wellbutrin is prescribed for me for social anxiety disorder and ADHD, since both Concerta and Ritalin upped my anxiety like crazy.

Clonazepam (Klonopin) 0.5 mg 2x daily as needed (and trust me, it's needed!)- Panic disorder

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