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Old 03-11-2019, 06:04 PM #1
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i see the new prescriber tomorrow. controlled substances are not an option. i currently take 20mgs/abilify and low dose (max: 300mgs) neurontin/gabapentin. i was thinking...

i sometimes get so low down depressed that its basically...negative symptoms. i mean, my brain shuts down, i get low grade voices, and i gain weight. this is on the abilify, btw. the last time i had an untreated episode of (apparently...) 'psychotic depression,' it ended in heavy duty involuntary shock 'treatments.' eek.

so, im thinking...keep the abilify steady @ 20, up the gabapentin (decreasing agitation, anxiety helps lift my mood a bit...makes sense, intuitively...), and see about Mirapex. some people are prescribed mirapex for negative symptoms, severe depression...

does that make sense? the prescriber seems laid back and option to options, but apparently...---no antidepressants--- true story. im kinda sad about it, because wellbutrin was ok until...it wasn't (jitters @ 400mgs, after 2 years or so...weird...).

gabapentin kinda causes some oddly nerve wracking 'disinhibtion,' but im adjusting to it. its like...better mood, better writing, not as locked up in brain loops (i have ocd-traits, not full on ocd. weird, huh?).

so...i was thinking try to go to a full 900mgs/daily gabapentin and add in mirapex.

what do you other people out there think? thanks in advance. :-)
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I don't think anyone here is qualified to tell you what to consider for meds. Only your doctor knows your history, what you've tried, what is safe, your symptoms and everything else. This is a discussion best had with him.
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Maybe the new prescriber will have something diifferent in mind for you at the appointment. Wishing you lots of luck.
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How did the appointment go?
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nothing changed. LOL. she prescribed loxapine, thinking of a switch over...I regretted it, right away. the pharmacy ended up -not- being able to get loxapine, and so...im back on exactly.the.same mix.

now that i think about it...'count your blessings.' nobody -wants- an antipsychotic, but as antipsychotics/tranqs go, abilify is easy, breezy (for me). take 1 in the AM, you're done. i imagine that if there's lots of cns drugs in the mix, it might not be so great, but...for me, abilify and then the as needed, low dose gabapentin work well and i tolerate it, etc. :-)

thanks for asking.
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Pleased to hear that things worked out.
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