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Thursday, April 14th, 2011
2:37 pm
Depakote (Valproic Acid) and Risperdal (Risperidone)
I've been diagnosed in the past with severe depression and anxiety. I've taken more meds than I can name and had so many problems. Later, I was diagnosed bipolar and most recently, I was taking Prozac and Abilify for the bipolar and Xanax for anxiety. I got ill for a few days and was unable to keep anything down and as a result, went about 4 or 5 days without taking any of my meds. i ended up having a serious seizure and spent a few days in a schizo-type episode. i have never had severe hallucinations and paranoid delusions before like I did in the days following my seizure and was told that it was caused by abruptly stopping my meds. Anyway, after that, i decided to continue only taking the xanax for anxiety and to help me sleep at night. So it's been a few months this way (since Sept.) and I just went to a new psychiatrist on monday. He prescribed me Valproic Acid (brand name Depakote) and Risperidone (brand name Risperdal) after I provided him with a list of meds that I've been on in the past with no success. I'm very reluctant to take these new meds without first knowing more about them. i've read the wiki articles but I'd like to hear from people who have used them (either separately or together). Sorry for the long background story. i'm really just interested in anyone who has used these meds and has experience and can tell me about it. I really really didn't like this psychiatrist that I met and I don't trust him at all. I'm planning on going to another psychiatrist soon to get a second opinion before I even consider taking these new meds that he gave me. So if anyone has any advice or experiences to share, that would be great. Thanks guys. Happy medicating to you all. :o)

Current Mood: unknown
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
1:12 pm
Hi I'm Jen, I have suffered with anxiety disorder, borderline, body dysmorphic, and depression since senior year of high school. I currently slipped into a deep depression after coming off of a manic state on lexapro. I am taking around 2.25mg of clonopin a day and 300 mg of wellbutrin. I've been on wellbutrin 2 weeks and i do not feel any different.anyone ever try these meds?
Monday, September 7th, 2009
3:48 pm
Hey guys Im new to this community, I was wondering if anyone is on any sort of muscle relaxant, like a benzodiazepines? I think I may be going on Valium in a bit and I was just curious what sort of reaction everyone has to these sort of drugs. I'm a little more concerned with the long term affects... 
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
11:34 am
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Hi there,

I am 19, and after a whole adolescence of depression, self injury etc (the whole shebang), when I got to university, I thought I should sort it out. Went to the doctor, and got given Citalopram. I rang my mother up to tell her what the doc had said and she started throwing scare-stories at me, and telling me about how citalopram did nothing for her, and how even worse, when she was on prozac she lost her memory and so on. My mother can be a very very bitter woman, and so I took the citalopram anyway. The only problem with it was the fact that it made me really ill as soon as I took the first tablet. I didn't really have a chance to feel better, because I was so ill!

Ah well. Went back to the doc, and she told me that I could try something else. I told her I would come back soon. When I did, she prescribed me Fluoxetine. The drug my mother has such problems with. Even my Dad went weird when I told him. I have taken one tablet so far, yesterday, and I am about to take my second one. So far, it is better for me than Citalopram, but it is early days, I know.

I just kinda want to know if anyone has had good experiences, or knows anyone who has, whilst on Fluoxetine. All I seem to get from livejournal is scare stories... They have been freaking me out.

Any help would be much much appreciated!
Monday, May 11th, 2009
8:43 pm
The joy of citalopram :D
I'm 18 and had severe depression but its uncertain when that started.
I'v had Trichotillomania since i was 7 and its been suggested by most of the DRs i've been referred to that the ttm is caused by my depression but thats background info only.

I've been taking Citalopram since last June and am on 40mg now. The lower doses (10mg, 20mg) had very little affecton me but I believe the 40mg was the best decision I ever made. The only side affects i still have is dry mouth.

im sleeping better, my dreams are still very vivid but nightmares are extremely rare these days, im louder, more confident and i now stick up for myself.

i still need therapy though because growing up with depression im used to blameing myself etc so that needs to be fixed.

But finally I'm on the right track
Monday, January 26th, 2009
7:42 pm
my phschiatrist gave me a script for strattera but i told him i wann atry something else he said no problem i asked about adderall he said ok come in on friday
2:02 pm
my phschiatrist gave me a script for strattera but i told him i wann atry something else he said no problem i asked about adderall he said ok come in on friday

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
5:00 am
Klonopin or Xanax?
Klonopin vs. xanax?

opinions please?

my doctor prescribed me .5mg klonopin. A few people have told me i should try for xanax instead. But then i've been getting mixed opinions from people. Some say klonopin is better while others say xanax. Personally, i have no idea.

So which one do you prefer?
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
5:14 pm
Today I saw my psychiatrist and he put me on Geodon. I am to be on 20mgs a day, twice a day, of this drug. So, I will be on 40mgs of Geodon a day, total. I have never been on this drug before and am very curious about it and what it's been like for other people. I will also be researching it online. Can anyone tell me about their experiences with this medication? Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
4:10 pm
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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
4:00 pm
Antidepressants and Antihistamines... opinions, experiences, thoughts, and suggestions welcome
Anybody here heard of the anti-depressant called Effexor? It's actually Venlafaxine if you are outside of the US, it is probably called something different. I'm in Israel so it's called something else here too. But in the U.S. it's called Effexor. My psychiatrist wants to start me on that for my depression. I'd love to hear from anyone who has had any experience with this.

Also i was prescribed something called Promethazine which he says has sedative effects. He claims it will help me with my anxiety and also with my insomnia. I plan to test it out tonight at bed time. If anyone has an experience with this one, as well, i'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies. I appreciate the feedback. Hope everyone is doing well.


Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
4:38 pm
i'm taking 200 mgs of lamictal and 600 of seroquel,my question is if anyone has had the weight gain or diabetic side effects,and if so,what did you end up doing?
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
5:50 am
Lexapro and Ritalin
Lexapro and Ritalin anyone?
I just started 5mg of Ritalin, it will most likely go up to 10-20mg.
I use it as a quick-start for getting things done.

My psychologist gave me several different evaluations for ADD, and I only tested positive for it in one area - getting started on a task.
I can maintain working on a task until finished, it's just getting started that is my problem. Thus, I really don't have ADD, but after a month or two of cognitive therapy, nothing was working, and for the sake of my grades in school, he recommended trying Ritalin that works for 3-5 hours so I can complete my homework.

anywayyy. question is, has anyone had any weird/bad/beneficial side-effects with Ritalin + Lexapro?

btw, I'm on 10mg Lexapro, probably upping to 15 in the next month.

Thanks. :)
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
2:44 pm
I write an opinion column for the newspaper at Portland State, and I just published one for Mental Illness Awareness Week called "Coming out of the Medicine Cabinet." Here's the published version and here's the original version I posted on my livejournal. If you like it, feel free to spread it around.

Massively cross-posted.
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
8:07 pm
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
3:30 am
Med Question

I am on:
*150mg Zoloft 
*200mg Topamax 
*20mg Buspar 
*.5mg Risperdal

I just started up on the Buspar. And I just started being REALLY consistant with the Risperdal. Normally I wouldn't ALWAYS take it because I was so afraid I would lactate, heh. I know, that's not very smart. 

Anyway, what do you suppose is making me go on these binging fits? When I was just on Topamax and Zoloft, I had like no appetite, now that I am on the Buspar and consistantly taking the Risperdal I am constantly binging, I have never been so hungry in all my life! I don't want to put on tons of weight. 

My doctor said it is very unlikely the weight gain is from the Buspar, but people's side effects vary so often he would believe anything.  Then again, the Risperdal can make people hungry, but my dose is really low. 

Has anyone had any experience with increased appetite on Buspar? 

X-Posted Rather Heavily, I do apologize :)

Saturday, March 11th, 2006
10:08 pm
Hey guys, I just joined this group in an effort to share my story.

I've been on Zoloft for 13 months. How time flies! I am 21 years old, but developed depression when I was 15. Awful years without help. You guys know how it is... On Zoloft I discovered I am a person underneath all the debilitating stress and helplessness.

I want to get off them though, I don't feel like taking them for years or for the rest of my life. I've had major weight gain the last couple of months. I am suspecting the meds. Has anyone experienced weight gain on Zoloft?

Getting off them is something I want to do but the thought is scary as hell because I don't want to go back to what I was... It's a never-ending cycle! I'll need to find the courage...maybe next month, when things are more stable (I've moved recently and am attending a new uni, haven't got many friends yet, work has just started etc etc). :)
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
9:37 am
Another new person...
Hey all, I just finished reading alot here, but I didn't see too much about Luvox.

Anyone out there on this medication? I'm taking it because I was diagnosed with some form of Anxiety disorder. I get really nervous and anxious almost all the time, on the bus to work, at work, (I work at a call center, which is terrible, because all that waiting for a call is just driving me insane!) and just all the time in general. I have a terrible time sleeping and NEVER sleep the whole night through. I just can't relax.

I've only been on Luvox for less than a month, at a max dose of 100mg before bedtime, and haven't really noticed a difference at all. I get really nautious but haven't really thrown up yet or anything, though I really often feel like it, especially on the bus in the morning. During the afternoon I tend to feel really dopey, like there's something switched off in my head. I just stare around at everyone in my little room at work and don't feel like I'm all there. It's also supposed to help me sleep but lately I just can't sleep. It's like I'm a little drowsy after I take it, maybe half an hour later or so, but then I perk right up and just can't sleep.

Anyway, anyone else on Luvox, and anyone know just how long it takes to feel full effects? Did it help your anxiety?

The doctor also said he thinks I'm a bit obsessive too, which really scared me. I never really thought about it that way until someone pointed it out to me, but now that they have and I think back on it, it makes some sense. I have to have everything tidy and clean, I have to have a plan, I have to be at work ON TIME, I can never be late for anything without feeling terribly anxious... I used to be terrified of tornadoes as a kid and thought that if I dressed in a certain order they wouldn't happen... I grew out of that, but still, it fits.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate it if anyone wanted to add me or make a reply to this, with your thoughts on this medication and situation.

Current Mood: blank
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
2:35 am
hi im 28 from seattle and im on a shite load of meds..some i like others are crap...here is the list:) feel free to add me if you find anything interesting on my profile:)

welbutrin XL
toprol XL

my addictions are

all opiate pain meds....

Current Mood: crushed
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
9:59 am
pill id - blue and white 30mg 'lilly' 3240

thanks much
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