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  1. It's only Day 2 with no Effexor. I was taking 37.5mg for months, and then added Prozac 10mg for over 2 weeks. Then pdoc told me this was plenty of buffer time to stop it.... I'm feeling super tired, MAJOR irritability, no appetite, nausea, all over body aches, some brain zaps. I had really hoped that my ridiculously slow taper (with Prozac) would eliminate this....Now on total lockdown, this is not helping the situation or my relationship! I know people are just trying to help here (with telling me other med combos to try) but honestly, after 25 years and 30+ medications I have no ho
  2. Respectful greetings, fellow crazies. I've recently ramped-up on Wellbutrin: 150mg for 6 days and then 300mg for 12 days (18 days total). Overall it's slightly helping the multitude of mental illnesses I have (TRD, "Pure" OCD, other stuff). However. About 7 days after hitting 300mg Wellbutrin I started experiencing incredibly intense anxiety primarily (physically shaking, gut-churning, mind-racing, skin-crawling kind). I also started feeling erratic, intense irritability and even anger - (verbally) lashing out at my kids and other unpleasant out-of-character behaviour. I've seen
  3. I worked my way up to 5mg of Zyprexa last 10 days, but still very irritable. I snap at everyone, so everyone is naturally leaving me alone. I don't like living this way. Left a message with my prescribing doctor about this irritability issue. Update, prescribing doc called and suggested I go up 1/4 of a tablet and get the irritability and mood swings under control before I start the Lamictal. So, took another 1/4 tablet which makes 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet I have taken so far this morning. Seizure doc prescribed Lamictal, but holding off starting that until I feel more stable on Zyprexa
  4. I live in shitty apartments but will be moving in a month to a really nice place. A girl that lives here is on heroin and asks for money and ativan from me. She knows it take ativan because we had a conversation about my ptsd and I regretfully told her I take ativan. Well she flew off the handle a couple days ago for denying her MY medication I take for MY disorder. What a fucking entitlement mentality. Then I called about getting a kitten yesterday and the girl on the phone asked me to pay 300 for a kitten because her boyfriend is kicking her out and she cant afford methdone. I think I live i
  5. I live in shitty apartments but will be moving in a month to a really nice place. A girl that lives here is on heroin and asks for money and ativan from me. She knows it take ativan because we had a conversation about my ptsd and I regretfully told her I take ativan. Well she flew off the handle a couple days ago for denying her MY medication I take for MY disorder. What a fucking entitlement mentality. Then I called about getting a kitten yesterday and the girl on the phone asked me to pay 300 for a kitten because her boyfriend is kicking her out and she cant afford methdone. I think I live i
  6. Yesterday, my parents and I got into an argument about sleeping over at my friends' houses. Both of them don't believe in it, because it's not a part of our lifestyle or our 'culture.' My mom especially pissed me off about it yesterday night when we were going at it back and forth. She always seems to win as I am sometimes left without being heard or being given a chance to prove my points. So, I went to bed feeling upset. This morning, I woke up early and took my morning meds (Cymbalta, Ativan and Ritalin), as per usual. I also drank some coffee to wake me up a little more and ate my bre
  7. Anyone often experience constant, ruminating negative thoughts (They are not severe at all, and NOT having to do with self harm or suicide) but just constant negative thoughts about your situation/job/spouse/life that are difficult to distract yourself from? These are not "racing thoughts", manic nor impulsive thoughts either - They are very repetitive thought patterns that get in the way of experiencing (or enjoying) the moment or noticing what is around you? I think this is a common part of Depression, however, I've had certain doctors say this is a "Bipolar" cycling thing. What do
  8. Hello, From everything I have read, it sounds like Risperdal may be "my new best friend" given that my recurring dysphoric mania makes me "want to smash everything in sight." But I am VERY concerned about the cardiac risks (family history), metabolic changes, and EPS. I am more comfortable with the RIGHT typicals than most atypicals. Pdoc prefers mid-potency typicals like perphenezine for a patient like me but I tried that and it was like taking a water pill. Had zero effect on me. He suggested Vraylar instead but I don't like taking brand new drugs. For example,
  9. Today is my first day on Vyvanse in a while and I am feeling quite irritable. I've taken Vyvanse in the past before but have not been on it long enough to know if the side effects end up going away at some point. Does anyone have any experience with this to know if this disappears?
  10. Hello everyone, I am new here and am seeking guidance and opinion on medications. I find myself incredibly volatile and irritable every couple of days. Part of it is personality, part of it stress/pressure, and the other (probably greater part of it) is coming to terms with being a new mom. I am not depressed per se and am totally functional, but my fuse is rapid and short at home. Anything will set me off, and I will throw things and scream in rage until I find a way to calm myself down (usually xanax and a shot of whiskey). I don't want it to get to that point, so I am seeking an every
  11. i have a lot of pet peeves. and i'm very sensitive to sensory irritations. little noises, sensations, and smells can set me off very easily. some days are worse than others, but it's such a waste of time and i'm trying to learn to deal with it. what methods work for you? at the moment, i do my best to remove myself from the trigger and take a private deep breath. i try to relax my body and mind and then go back to what i was doing. it can help but often it really doesn't or when i go back to the thing aggravating me, the stress and irritation comes right back again. some things i hate
  12. I was wondering if anyone here takes an antipsychotic prn (as needed) for when you get irritable or agitated. I just really heard of this concept. I am on 80 mg of Latuda and it works well for me, however I still have some psychotic symptoms and I get extremely angry and irritable and there is absolutely no event to cause it. For those of you who have taken an antipsychotic prn, did it help you? What was the drug and dose? Should I talk to my pdoc about it?
  13. Does anyone else feel hostility and irritability towards people? I have social anxiety anyway but this feels different, I literally feel like everyone is a fucking moron who has been put on this earth to make my life more difficult. I feel on edge, restless and really angry about loud noises, being touched or having anyone in my personal space bubble, etc. The one person who I was getting on well with is now starting to piss me off and I'm seriously thinking about just cutting them off, even though this isn't logical at all. At the moment I generally feel flat and unable to concent
  14. Hello, I'm new on this. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Cpap doesn't seem to help. Sleep doc put me on Nuvigil which sounded great at first. Started with 1 125 mg pill. I never really felt any more awake on this stuff. I just feel like I wanna scream my head off and punch the living $hit out of something(I have done both these when no one was around. I feel like complete $hit). I'm a mellow person but nuvigil is making me feel really agitated, really aggravated. I was loudly cussing in my car today because my phone rang. When I pass someone on the street I think to myself "what an a$$hole" f
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