Ophelia12 Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 Current cocktail: Nortriptyline 25mg (for depression and IBS symptoms) Trazodone 50 mg (for insomnia) Xanax 0.25 3 times daily prn I'm looking for suggestions on changing my cocktail to make it more effective. I have Depression, GAD, and OCD. I've had problems with depression for about 15 years, was in remission for a while, and starting having problems again having my son. The Nortriptyline only works about, say, 70% on my depression, but I don't want to switch to another drug because it completely rids me of IBS symptoms. Same thing with anxiety, it helps, but not as much as I would like. I do take Xanax, as needed, but my doctor doesn't want me on it long-term, and honestly, I'd rather be on a maintenace medicine for it that would help prevent it so I wouldn't need to the Xanax anymore. The Trazodone is obviously for insomnia. Past Meds SSRI's: Citalopram made me deathly sick and I was never able to titrate above 10 mg/day. Zoloft was okay, but it aggravated my IBS symptoms and made my insomnia pretty bad. Remeron: It worked great, but it just made me too sleepy to the point of not being functional during the day. I tried the 15 and 30 mg. Buspar: Didn't really do much for me. Those are just the ones I've tried in the past year. I know I tried a bunch of SSRI's when I was a teenager and always had problems with nausea, but I can't which ones they were unfortunately. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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