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    • Ugh. I'll keep working on it. Google has made it abundantly clear that they want people using these ads and not the old ones.  They work much better than the old ones on mobile, and the majority of web is on mobile now, but screwing up pages like this is not OK.  
    • I'm still having the ad error from yesterday.  Both pictures below are from the same thread I was reading:
    • I don’t know what category my question goes under, as I do have multiple symptoms in like 3-4 other categories. So, I’ll just try it here... Hi everyone. I have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type, GAD and I also struggle with sever depression.  Right now, I am currently on Nortriptyline 75mg 3x/day. This dose goes beyond the maximum dose and I’m still struggling with tiredness and just a low, funky, depressive mood all day. All and all, this particular antidepressant isn’t necessarily helping me. So here’s the thing. I used to take Wellbutrin like a decade ago before I was even known to have schizoaffecfive, so my anxiety at the time went through the roof without realizing the underlying issues of a disorder unknown to me at the time. Fast forward a decade later, I’m on a completely different regimen now and I just would like to know if anyone else has schizoaffective disorder, GAD and/or depression like me who is currently on Wellbutrin. I just want to gain some insight from people with my condition (all of any symptom) about Wellbutrin and if it was a life saver for them or not. And if Wellbutrin isn’t a favorable med, could you guys give me some insight for what works for a schizo/bipolar diagnosis? You can even drop antidepressant names and I can do a little research as well to see what my options are. Maybe there are some I’ve never heard of that could possibly work me. I’m going to talk to my pdoc about this for sure. I just want to make sure I have enough insight/info from others so that I can know what to suggest to her in case it may help her and I figure out what might or might not work. I’m sure my pdoc will know, but doctors don’t always or exactly know how their patients really feel on a daily basis. Only patients can really tell their doctors what exactly is going on with them, hence why I’d love your feedback in case you’ve gone through what I’m going through now. I’m no doctor, I know, but hearing other peoples’ experiences gives me some insight about what I can talk to my pdoc about.  What does Wellbutrin feel like when you are on it?
    • I stopped pristiq about 2 weeks ago, and restarted my cymbalta. I am still suffering severe insomnia, muscle pain, but I didnt get the brain zaps except for 1 day. During this time I was also trying to withdraw from Klonopin because they no longer made the brand that worked for me (teva), I had taken another brand for 2 months which had worked but made me cranky (solco). Switching back (to Teva) cleared that up. I had to go back up on the klonopin due to anxiety and muscle twitches but found the brand that worked for me before but just made me cranky(solco) seemed to no longer work? I was getting anxiety, stomach issues, sleeping only about 3 hours a night, back pain, dry heaving, restless. I tried two other brands of klonopin and those just both made me sick. I'm on name brand now, first two nights I slept a fitful 7 hours and my doc told me to increase the dose. I did and I didnt sleep a wink that night, I was super amped up. I'm back down to 1mg and am sleeping a bit with some ambien cr I got in ER. I wake up every morning unable to settle down. Leg wont stop shaking, feel the need to pace but I CAN control that (cant control my leg). If I try to settle down and go back to sleep I'll jerk awake the second I doze of. All doc told me was to switch of Ativan. Switch my 1mg klonopin to 1mg Ativan? This doesn't seem right to me and I'm worried about withdrawal. My anxiety is finally under control after a week. But I cant tell what all of this is from!? Is it withdrawal from the pristiq? Is it a side effect of the klonopin? I'm I manic ? (never been fully manic before) My doc didnt know what to tell me.... I want to die cause I just cant settle down! I'm constantly exhausted...I dont know how I'm ever going to return to work like this!! I've also been very irritable and aggressive which is unlike me during this time

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  2. Ugh. I'll keep working on it. Google has made it abundantly clear that they want people using these ads and not the old ones. They work much better than the old ones on mobile, and the majority of web is on mobile now, but screwing up pages like this is not OK.
  3. I'm still having the ad error from yesterday. Both pictures below are from the same thread I was reading:
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  5. I don’t know what category my question goes under, as I do have multiple symptoms in like 3-4 other categories. So, I’ll just try it here... Hi everyone. I have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type, GAD and I also struggle with sever depression. Right now, I am currently on Nortriptyline 75mg 3x/day. This dose goes beyond the maximum dose and I’m still struggling with tiredness and just a low, funky, depressive mood all day. All and all, this particular antidepressant isn’t necessarily helping me. So here’s the thing. I used to take Wellbutrin like a decade ago before I was even known to have schizoaffecfive, so my anxiety at the time went through the roof without realizing the underlying issues of a disorder unknown to me at the time. Fast forward a decade later, I’m on a completely different regimen now and I just would like to know if anyone else has schizoaffective disorder, GAD and/or depression like me who is currently on Wellbutrin. I just want to gain some insight from people with my condition (all of any symptom) about Wellbutrin and if it was a life saver for them or not. And if Wellbutrin isn’t a favorable med, could you guys give me some insight for what works for a schizo/bipolar diagnosis? You can even drop antidepressant names and I can do a little research as well to see what my options are. Maybe there are some I’ve never heard of that could possibly work me. I’m going to talk to my pdoc about this for sure. I just want to make sure I have enough insight/info from others so that I can know what to suggest to her in case it may help her and I figure out what might or might not work. I’m sure my pdoc will know, but doctors don’t always or exactly know how their patients really feel on a daily basis. Only patients can really tell their doctors what exactly is going on with them, hence why I’d love your feedback in case you’ve gone through what I’m going through now. I’m no doctor, I know, but hearing other peoples’ experiences gives me some insight about what I can talk to my pdoc about. What does Wellbutrin feel like when you are on it?
  6. I stopped pristiq about 2 weeks ago, and restarted my cymbalta. I am still suffering severe insomnia, muscle pain, but I didnt get the brain zaps except for 1 day. During this time I was also trying to withdraw from Klonopin because they no longer made the brand that worked for me (teva), I had taken another brand for 2 months which had worked but made me cranky (solco). Switching back (to Teva) cleared that up. I had to go back up on the klonopin due to anxiety and muscle twitches but found the brand that worked for me before but just made me cranky(solco) seemed to no longer work? I was getting anxiety, stomach issues, sleeping only about 3 hours a night, back pain, dry heaving, restless. I tried two other brands of klonopin and those just both made me sick. I'm on name brand now, first two nights I slept a fitful 7 hours and my doc told me to increase the dose. I did and I didnt sleep a wink that night, I was super amped up. I'm back down to 1mg and am sleeping a bit with some ambien cr I got in ER. I wake up every morning unable to settle down. Leg wont stop shaking, feel the need to pace but I CAN control that (cant control my leg). If I try to settle down and go back to sleep I'll jerk awake the second I doze of. All doc told me was to switch of Ativan. Switch my 1mg klonopin to 1mg Ativan? This doesn't seem right to me and I'm worried about withdrawal. My anxiety is finally under control after a week. But I cant tell what all of this is from!? Is it withdrawal from the pristiq? Is it a side effect of the klonopin? I'm I manic ? (never been fully manic before) My doc didnt know what to tell me.... I want to die cause I just cant settle down! I'm constantly exhausted...I dont know how I'm ever going to return to work like this!! I've also been very irritable and aggressive which is unlike me during this time
  7. Logging in to remind myself that it's possible...I left my house this morning and it was rainy, so I figured I'd go to the gym in my complex. Forgot that the gym was closed on Saturdays (dumb decision in my opinion). Debated just going home and remembered that there's a woman in my support group who walks 4-5 miles per day regardless of the weather (excluding ice, I think). Used her as inspiration and pushed on. I only got 15 minutes in, but it's more than I would have naturally done. I owe her a thank you. I'm hoping that I'll get yoga in before the end of the day.
  8. I get acid reflux occasionally.......What I do is simply eat a cup of low fat, plain yogurt, and problem solved. May not work for everyone, but it's a simple home remedy that works for me.......Can't hurt to try it, anyway... https://homeremediesforlife.com/yogurt-for-acid-reflux/
  9. DammitJanet

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Guess I was right. No matter which family I fuck it up. Not sure what I’m feeling, isn’t good.
  10. Worst case 4 hours then I redose. I have discovered if I take the majority of my amphetamine on waking, it will last through the day and I don't always need an afternoon dose.
  11. Unless you sleep 12 hours it is there in the morning. A long half life, it is all over the place on the Internet, is 19 - 60 hours. I understand that with this med there is a great variance on metabolism on the individual level. It will take between one to two days for 50% of Klonopin to leave your system. I take Klonopin at night to avoid experiencing the sedation. I did not need help with sleeping. I am a mess in the morning and the Klonopin from last night qwells my morning messes.
  12. I actually prefer the IR tablets to the spansules. They feel more potent. The only disadvantage is that you have to take more of them more often depending on your dosage. Like for me, I have to take 2 of them 3 times a day, so 6 in total (Zenzedi isn't on my formulary). You'll probably get about 4-6 hours out of Dexedrine IR IIRC.
  13. Caffeine has no effect on me, I drink coffee before bedtime. I have an appointment next week and I'll ask. Thanks.
  14. Well, I have noticed this: smoking it has a vastly different effect then an edible. I believe the Edibiles are just THC. So when taking just THC like a gummy or either edible in the 5-10mg of THC (unknown perhaps zero CBD content) range there are a couple times I felt “on top of the world” feeling. Wish that feeling could be 24/7 and my sertonin and dopamine was always that high, or whatever it was. Smoking it doesn’t cause that same good feeling really, maybe just because it’s weaker, I don’t know. Or maybe because smoking it has THC + CBD while edibles are just THC. As it seems increasing dopamine (for me) results in more motivation, energy, mood boost, etc - but OCD can get worsened somewhat. As if I take my ADHD meds (been on Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin) any of those meds all cause me a major mood boost, but like I said above it can worsen my OCD. But normally I’m able to think of something else and I’m back to feeling the mood boost. As Adderall causes a major mood boost - which I believe it reuptakes and relases dopamine, while Ritalin I believe is more of a reuptake inhibitor. Regardless they both drastically improve overall mood. My guess is because they “increase” dopamine levels. So I only take risperidone in hopes that it’s dopamine blockade would perhaps lessen OCD. Not sure if it’s working. Since higher dopamine seemed to be capable of worsening attachment disorders, anxiety, and just obsessive thoughts. So I thought risperidone is generally an “anti dopamine drug” as it blocks/rebalances it - so I thought that it would be good for me possibly. Seems not to be the case as heavy dopamine agents like Dexedrine cause the biggest mood boost of all, besides perhaps marijuana. And I believe it’s the pot that’s making the nicotine strongest in my case. Kinda pointless for me to take a med that “blocks dopamine” at night, then during the day take a med that cause the release of and/or reuptakes dopamine. Perhaps counter productive, no?
  15. Some MySQL tweaking definitely remains to be done but I have to let it run for a few days to have enough info to know what direction to go with it. None of the search stuff is going to work as well as it should until I get the server OS updated. That's going to be a PITA because my current PNurse will only rx 40 mgs of Adderall a day. I may just migrate to a fresh server but that would mean up to 24 hours downtime for some people while the DNS changes propagate.
  16. the load more button on activity feed hangs for me google chome, ubuntu LTS
  17. notloki

    Klonopin Palpatations

    Ativan is intended, if you want all day coverage, to be taken four times a day.
  18. Fluent In Silence

    a mystical or spiritual dimension to transhumanism?

    Ah! Yes there are interesting questions around that subject, like how technological development might change how we think about being human. I remember reading a sci-fi novel where a person's consciousness could be uploaded upon death to some sort of virtual heaven. If it were possible to copy the contents of a brain like that then it leads to all sorts of questions. There could potentially be multiple copies of you, and where would that leave any idea of a soul? But is it even possible that a machine could emulate what it is to be human? Which leads to questions of what it means to be human. An AI could be like a God, and we're afraid of this because God will think we're worthless and destroy us (as seen in this and that movie). Doesn't that say something about us humans? Even robo-God will think that we're full of sin. We think. Even Stephen Hawkins expressed worries about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Like if we could develop a superior intelligence then it would think we're a bunch of cockroaches and wipe us out. But I think we tend to overestimate human rationality, which is often the slave to animal feelings. Which is no bad thing in some ways. We'd have to create an AI which was goverened by the same emotions as us in order for it to kill us all. Is genocide at all logical? Interesting that we imagine a superior intelligence as a threat though. But yes! It leads to all sorts of philosophical questions. Personally I will welcome our new AI overlord and will help it destroy any human who thinks it's arse looks fat.
  19. Yes my physician usually scripts me 90x 30mg Zenzedi tablets. The bottle will say 1 tablets thrice daily but I was told I can take them all at once or space them out "whatever works best for you"
  20. Velvet Elvis

    Dexedrine Spansule vs Tablet?

    Does your physician know you are taking it like this? It sounds like a really bad idea.
  21. I prefer to take all my dosage at once instead of using the XR form. For example, I would rather take 90mg dextroamphetamine sulfate in the morning once daily than have to take x2 15mg dexedrine spansules and also 10mg dextroamphetamine sulfate twice a day. The spansules are cool, but I am only on them at the moment because no pharmacy could order Zenzedi for me, I really don't know why. To me, if I do take my entire daily dosage at once, I feel like it lasts me the entire day anyway so no need to re-dose or take XR version, honestly IMO.
  22. After lots of playing around with different antipsychotics, I think my cocktail is somewhat stable for now Dexedrine spansules 30mg twice a day (having trouble finding a pharmacy that can order it right now) Dexedrine 10mg twice a day Diazepam 30mg a day (hoping to get switched over to clonazepam because diazepam is like a sugar-pill for me) Doral 15mg PRN insomnia Paxil 20mg depression, anxiety Seroquel 200-400mg XR bipolar 1 mania Lyrica 600mg in the evening or 300mg BID for anxiety, seizures Guanfacine 2mg at bedtime for ADHD Zolpimist PRN insomnia (also having trouble finding a pharmacy that can order it right now) Marinol 5mg BID appetite stimulation Dx: Bipolar 1 disorder, ADHD combined type, hypersomnia, chronic insomnia, narcolepsy (without cataplexy)
  23. At age 50, I'm getting to know myself. I'm fairly disconnected to my body and emotions. So here it is. Lately, I've been curious as to why when I was around 6 or 7, I would scream bloody murder after being put to bed. I was terrified and I don't remember why. I would get yelled at to be quiet. I can still feel that fear. Also,when I was 3-5 my parents would lie about where we were going, but really take me to the doctors. I wouldn't get out of the car and would scream bloody murder. I didn't want him checking in my underware. Clinically speaking, what do you think was going on? Sexual abuse? Separation problems from being adopted? Psychological issues? I know you can't diagnose, I just need a little input please. Thank you
  24. FairyBelle

    Fairies in the wind.

    My life on display. Don't mind me, I just love photography. ❤️
  25. Just checking in to thank everyone for their replies thus far
  26. It can be difficult to tell the difference. Sometimes doing something which you're afraid of can be a positive thing in the end. But not always. For me it's usually going out socially. I can't do people and it's all going to end badly. But often it doesn't end in disaster, so I guess it was "don't want to" but it was good that I did. Other times I've wished I'd just stayed at home and hidden under my duvet. Sometimes you really can't, but it's hard to know if that's just the depression talking. Sometimes going out has lifted my mood when I've expected disaster. Sometimes going out really has been a disaster and left me in a pit of depression. You won't know unless you try. Which sounds to me like a reason not to try because it's all going to go wrong and I'm better off not trying and not knowing. But then I am a negative prick.
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