I'm diagnosed with ADHD, manic bi polar, GAD, anxeity disorder, manic depressive. I'm currently on several meds..lamictal 200mg, Latuda 20mg (this is a new med for me, what's if for exactly, the maina) Adderall 10mg three times a day, Ativan 2mg as needed and Doxepin 10mg at bedtime (recently on Seroquel 200mg at bed) Although I do tend to have wicked mood swings, sometimes everyday, anxious most of time, panic if need to drive, couldn't go shopping or to the grocery, be on congested areas, why I've done all my Christmas shopping online for several years now. I'm really feeling out of it, ordering presents online and having difficulty with cards, worrying about fancy cupcakes I have a couple of weeks before they even have to made, hoping my daughter will love her very expensive birthday bracelet when I already know she'll love it. She picked out. I feel like my mind wont shut off to relax, cant focus or consentrate, trouble with simple multi tasking, distracted but also saddness because of the holidays. Yet I'm irritable, quick to anger, hell for nothing but depressed and anxious because family ties have be broken. I just feel a mess in te head especially taking all these meds. See to me, all these pharmaceutical I'm on I should be able to calm down enough to really function, enjoy life more, be around and hang about people, not sweat small stuff. But I haven't slept in TWO days, not even a nap, feel like a zombie. Never sure if mania causes insomnia or vice versa then it causes me to anxious. The Doxepin doesn't seem to be helping possibly making more jittery, anxious despite taking Ativan. I feel like maybe my mood stalizer and Adderall should be increased to help with mania and classic ADHA symptoms worsening. Anxeity comes and goes but I deal with Ativan very well. Although this Doxepin for the birds, give me back my Seroquel, never gained weight or heightened cholesterol, etc. Just drowsy a bit then knocked me out for a good 6, 8hrs. I just cant live without sleep, feel like I'm losing it, out of reality, going nuts. What do you think? And any Vogtsuggested med adjustment? I spoke with my therapist on Friday and left several messages. Waiting for call back today... any suggestions?? Pretty deperate
Hi, sweets! Boy, you sound like you're really struggling! Is there only one doctor prescribing your meds?
Adderall is a stimulant, Ativan a depressant. Latuda treats Bipolar depression not Bipolar II. Doxepin treats depression and anxiety to a degree.
So where's your mania/anxiety control? Your dosage of Lamictal is relatively low and could easily be increased or you could switch to lithium and a good anti-psychotic (your Seroquel or Vraylar for instance). Also a good anxiolytic like Buspar.
As medicated as you are there's no way you should be in the shape you're in. Start with your therapist and explain how you feel exactly as you did in this post. This information can then be relayed to the prescribing doctor ~ who I hope is a psychiatrist, not a PCP.
Best wishes and good luck in getting this situation resolved quickly. Wildcat
Sweets; My good friends really have said about everything and I can't agree more. But it sure seems like you need some adjustments in your medication FROM THE DOCTOR and now that it is a week day can you reach your doctor TODAY. at this point, I think you need the doctor not the Therapist to add and subtract some of your medications. Just know you well make it through this and you can always write us but all we can really do is encourage you and let you know you're not alone. VIRGO can you let us know if you reach the doctor yet and that you're getting more help. Being were in work days now you should be able to get some help. It would be nice if you can update us on how you're doing and what the doctor has done for you. We don't need you to get to out of control. So if you ever get in a real jam just put all your medications in a bag and take them to the E.R.Room and let them help you figure it out. Ok, hope you're doing better by now.
That is quite a cocktail :/
I have done quite a bit of research and my doctor has trusted me to try the medications I suggest to him.
I take 200mg lamictal and 150mg bupropion xl with amazing results. Improved energy, no jitters or mania, and improving concentration.
I know it can be a struggle to find the right combo but maybe you need a do over! It seems like your doctor is piling on new meds to treat the side effects of the other meds... have you thought about starting over with a new doctor with a fresh perspective ?
Hope you find peace soon! Loosing sleep can open up such a can of worms ;)
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