... Zyprexa works by blocking dopamine. Well I take dexadrine for narcolepsy and ADHD and it works by increasing dopamine. They don't work good together. I end up having to take 12, 10mg dexedrine because the mechanism used by it is blocked by the zyprexa. Does anyone know of a combonation that might work right together? I have bipolar I, with psychosis
Hi Daniel - I, too, have both Bipolar I and ADHD. Are you saying you take12 of Dexedrine (10mg) per day? Is that what the Dr. prescribed? It sounds to me like you may want to find a very good Psychiatrist. Its tough to make a recommendation without knowing more history. But, you should not need that much of the Dexedrine to reach a therapeutic dose. Also, with Bipolar I, typically someone is prescribed both an atypical antipsychotic and an anticonvulsant. The Dexedrine helps to potentiate these meds, as well. I take both Seroquel and Trileptal, in addition to the Dexedrine, and this combination has worked well for many years. It takes some time to find the right combination for each person, but its so nice when that right combo is found... like a miracle. Good luck! Jillian
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