Alissha Posted February 1, 2006 Share Posted February 1, 2006 So, I finally got to see a pdoc for the first time and he's proposed some radical changes to my cocktail. Previous cocktail: 1 mg clonazepam, 75 mg topamax, and 30 mg remeron. I was still rapid cycling but the cycles were lasting days instead of hours. The pdoc has recommended that I taper off of the topamax and the clonazepam entirely, he didn't really give any directions on how to do this. I've done my research so I think I have a good idea but input would be appreciated:) In place of my prior meds we'll be upping the remeron to 45 mg to hopefully get rid of lingering depression. Hopefully, the risperdal at 1 mg (0.5 mg at bedtime to start then eventually 0.5 mg BID) will help with the anxiety and racing thoughts. Then comes the valproic acid for a mood stabilizer. The problem? Well, the pdoc prescribed valproic acid in 200 mg capsules a formulation that doesn't seem to exist . The pharmacist called but the pdoc has not returned their call yet. His plan was to have me taking 600 mg of valproic acid, but I don't know what the new dose will be. Any comments on the new cocktail? It seems like solid enough plan, but jumping straight to an AP makes me a bit nervous. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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