kdbee Posted October 3, 2009 Share Posted October 3, 2009 Hey! If anyone has any opinions from personal experience or research, i'd love to hear! You can find out my full package deal in my signature line but for now: My MAJOR d/x's are: *MDD (If you look at my sig line regarding the mdd v/s bp, I think that when I see my pdoc next, she's going to lean back further to mdd where i'm at) *GAD *ADD So, Klonopin works perfectly for the anxiety and Adderall does wonders for the ADD. The problem is the depression: being severely depressed more often than not, not being able to get out of bed (the whole "what's the point" thing) and being tired as hell. I hadn't had the sleep problems I've been experiencing until about 3 months ago. Also, I've been on Celexa for a few years now and it's always worked better than any other SSRI (meaning, not great but better than nothing). I've tried Wellbutrin before though it was about seven years ago and I can't remember why I stopped taking it, though I have an idea. I was taking it as my sole anti-depressant. I know a lot of people have had success with depression when using wellbutrin and celexa (or whatever ssri) together. So, I was thinking about asking her to try lowering the celexa a decent bit and adding wellbutrin. Possible benefits: -Not being so depressed that I can't function! -Not being a SSRI zombie, too tired to do anything -Because I have characteristics of being Bipolar, we might see a change in the reduction of the SSRI and the introduction of the Wellbutrin. RE: Lithium, I don't know what to do about this one. It makes me even more groggy which doesn't help. And at the dose I'm at (300mg), what the hell is it supposed to do? It's doing nothing but adding lethargy. If she wants me to try to up that dose, I'd be willing. The sleep problem: I thought about possible stressors that could be affecting my sleep all last night and of course came up with a few. - I'm only working about 10-12 hrs of freelance work a day (too much time on my hands, not enough structure and huge problems with money). - I tend to do better when there's a guy in my life, a boyfriend. I don't have that now and even though my last relationship ended about a month ago, for the year we were together we really acted like friends more than anything. He was never there to support me, so I feel like it's been about 2 years since I've been in a real relationship. Comments? Questions? xoxo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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