Trileptal dosage for anxiety

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My symptoms are that I am having horrible anxiety, insomnia and irritability since reducing my dosage of Trileptal this week. Backstory: I am switching from Trileptal to Lamictal over a long period of time. After 3 months, I am down to 900 mg of Trileptal, 2 mg Xanax, and 150 mg daily, down from 1800 mg daily of TRileptal originally, and a VERY slow introduction of Lamictal into my system.
I took a higher dosage before and they put me to sleep for over 24 plus hours. I had to practically beg them for a lower dosage. Its just that I dont want anything to happen to my family and I cant do anything because I am knock out.
the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
I have been suffering from anxiety for years. For a couple of months I have bad depression and anxiety. Last week I saw my psychiatric and she increased my gabapentin from 300 mg to 400 mg three times a day and my depression and anxiety attacks improved, was feeling like myself again. Well last night I was happy and energetic, playing with my children and dancing around. I sat at my computer and all the sudden felt very dizzy and light headed.
I was on ativann for anxiety attacks, it was wonderful, quick working and did the job, though the first few times I took it, I felt "like water" or even "drunk" but I got used to it The downside I found was that mybody quickly got used to it, I had to keep increasing the dosage to get an effect and eventually had to get off of it because it was too dangerous. So I switched to clonezepam.
Recently a friend -also a Fibro Limbolander - was prescribed baclofen for something other than muscle spasms. Liver damage for long term use- in higher dosages- was given as a possible side effect and a mild warning for other possible side-effects. She started with 20mg 3x daily and had dizzy spells from the start and had to quit later, when she found out that she had impaired kidney function. The baclofen goes through the kidneys and puts extra strain on them.
When my parents split, mom had a break down. I went into foster care for the first time. At age 14, the anxiety and wish to die started. The doctor put me on a benzo. I also smoked pot at age 10. Took my first drink around 12, not counting the homemade wine my father gave us as young as 4 years. I survived. That was not enough for me. I became an addict. I always said surviving is not enough, I want more. I got more of somethings I did not want or need. NA was a good place for me.
works great as a mood stabalizer, has little side effects, but you have to be careful with dosage because it can cause an overload of anxiety. i've also tried risperdol for anxiety but had a really bad reaction so i can't take it anymore. i've heard that cymbalta works great for depression with bipolar and then of course there's lithium. here's a really great site that gives you info not only on the disorder but what meds can be used to treat certain aspects of the disorder: http://www.
) at the moment im not on any psych meds other than xanax, as the zoloft i was taking for 3 weeks made me want to die from panic and anxiety, a total paradoxial effect, when i was taking it for panic attacks and anxiety in general. after most of my life at pdocs and therapists, im exhausted with all the meds and concotions and stuff i have to do just to be 'normal', its almost like ive given up on the mental health community in my area!
1) If you have been seizure free for at least 6 months. Most doctors will consider tapering the dosage and discontinuing your seizure medicines after a seizure-free period of 2 to 4 years. If you have had only one seizure, some doctors will consider discontinuing the medicine if you have been seizure-free for 6 to 12 months. 2) If you seizures were infrequent prior to starting your medications. 3) If you under the close care and supervision of your physician, preferable a neurologist.
Worsened communication skills (I'm already autistic), lack of short term memory, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, nasal swelling (by the end of two months my nose was visibly twice the size it had been), constant sinus pain, frequent nose bleeds, stabbing eye pains, and more. By the time I had stopped taking it, I was so deathly afraid of anti-epileptic drugs that I went a couple of weeks without any preventatives. The seizures rebounded in clusters, and I did my best to ignore them.
Before the end of 2008 I was taking Clonazepam, (1mg three times a day) Effexor XR (75 mgs 3 of them every morning) Trileptal (cannot remember dosage, but i took two in the morning and three in the evening) Seroquel (200mg once at night) and my birth control yasmin. This combination of medicine worked EXCELLENTLY after almost 10 years of testing out medications and was able to function MUCH better than ever in my lifetime. Mainly the addition of seroquel and trileptal.
In the case of Trileptal, it seems to have held up pretty well being used for bipolar, and it's highly related to carbamazapine, which is approved for bipolar disorder treatment. Your doctor will be able to tell you about a titration schedule for Trileptal. It might be made more complicated by the divalproex--Lamictal titration certainly depends on whether or not you're taking divalproex or carbamazapine.
Can anyone tell me if being on klonapin for 6 years dosage .05 3x a day can be bad? I have never felt i needed more, but have felt "moody" and forget taking it from time to time. I have uncomfortable feeling in my neck and back of my head, plus tingling, prickling sometimes burning feeling on my arms and legs. Is this a sympom fo being on the drug, long term use if the drug or withdrawl of the drug? It was prescribed for panic.
The problem is that Klonopin isn't the best drug for chronic anxiety issues. All benzos have their place, but it's for more acute issues, not for long term chronic issues. The addiction potential, along with the tolerance issues, makes it a terrible drug for this. Your husband probably needs a first line drug made for chronic anxiety issues. There are tons of drugs that are great for this (non-addictive ones at that). He really needs to see a Psychiatrist and address these issues.
my biggest concern for you is that anxiety along with depression is EXTREMELY dangerous for us. PLEASE SEE SOMEONE ASAP!! I am a member here so feel free to email me here is you wanna talk or are feeling bad about anything.
sometimes headaches last only for a few weeks before it subsides. If your pdoc like to choose between the above 3 (lithium, tegretol, depakote) then I advise you to choose tegretol. Otherwise there is lamictal which possesses advantages like less weight gain and some antidepressant properties. If you need to be aware of some MS there is http://www.askdrjones.com/medication-best-meds/ranking-the-mood-stabilizers/ it will give some idea.
A little background: I was dosing 2.0 mg Klonopin (for anxiety) and 0.5 mg Halcion (for sleep) steadily for about a year till last October when I began to develop mysterious "tolerance and withdrawal" symptoms that scared the hell out of me. I lived with these progressive symptoms till December (I was concurrently being trialed on Trileptal - failed & stopped) when my doctor told me that I had built up a tolerance to the klonopin.
After that, seek treatment by a therapist for anxiety, and ask your doctor about anti anxiety medication if you can't see a therapist for one reason or another.
For the meds, I try in the past all the SSRI's meds (Prozac, who was horrible for my anxiety, Luvox who was bad also and full of side-efects, Celexa who was a disaster for my anxiety, the Zoloft who was also very very bad for my anxiety and the Lexapro who was the worse of all of them!!!). The Paxil is the only one SSRI's who decrease the OCD and stop the panic... but it's hard to start it since i'm so anxious right now that everything I put in my mouth trigger panic, even foods...
My pain specialist put me on neurontin for back pain (ruptured disk) and, as the dosage was increased, I began having private 2 way conversations in my head. At one point, I would turn to my husband and out of the blue ask him if he wanted white or dark meat. He had no idea what I was talking about. I got to the point where I would just say "nevermind", because I knew I was the only person involved in that conversation.
Gabapentin doesn't have any strong evidence behind it as a mood stabilizer, unlike some other anti-epileptics. Klonopin is usually more for anxiety type symptoms, and I think it's usually as a PRN (as needed) drug. You really need to see a psychiatrist if you at all can, because most GPs only know the basics of treating psychiatric illnesses. Are there any free or sliding-scale mental health clinics near you?
Also the drugs description said that it was only prescribed to schizophrenics. I am taking it for anxiety. At first it did wonders but I think the dosage needs to be increased. I really would like to get off of it but unfortunately i suffer from severe anxiety. I am also afraid that I will become addicted to it. I have know people that have had to go into the hospital to detox from clonapine. Drugs dont work for me anyway.
I found when I was 15 years old and I am about to turn 18 on December 27th. I am taking Lithium and it works for maybe a few days, and even with my taking it regularly, it stops working and I feel very depressed, self contious, and lonely. What do I do? I don't even like being alive anymore.
I also tried Tegretol and it made me a zombie, also gabapentin -- neither one helped with the pain. I finally ended up on Trileptal and after many dosage increases, got to the point where the pain was controlled. I was able to work by taking NoDoz with my morning and midday dosages (at the doctor's suggestion) to counteract any drowsiness. It's very important to find a doctor that specializes in facial pain. I hope you find your pain solution.
If your doctor placed you on depakote, he/she did so as the first line of defense and will try other mood stabilizers if depakote does not work. Different medications effect individuals differently so there may be a need for a change in medication and/or dosage. The main thing is to be patient becase it may take some time to find the proper combination of medication(s) to control your disorder. Let us know how you are doing and take care of yourself!
I take 10mg of Haldol and 200mg of Topamax plus I do take xanax for anxiety but I am careful to only take that as needed because that is the one pill that makes me want to eat, but it does relieve anxiety and makes me feel euphoric. PS I was on depakote but for some reason didn't get heavier. It was the strangest darn thing ever. In fact I lost my appetite on that one too.
It has been a wonderful medication for her as well, when she takes it REGULARLY. tamlloyd, Trileptal is a good choice if you are concerned about weight, because it's considered weight neutral. Good luck and remember that taking your meds every day & every dose even when you feel stable is the only way to manage BP effectively.
All the SSRI meds can cause Hypoglycemia (low Blood Sugar) which can cause night sweats. I hope the following can help. My wife and 3 of 4 kids were all on meds from Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, and Celexa. They all experienced alot of severe side-effects and now that we realize that they're reactive hypoglycemics, no more anxiety, no more meds.
Control of seizures that occur mainly around the time of menstruation remains a difficult problem. For women who have regular menstrual cycles, a slight increase of the dosage of the antiepileptic drugs before the time of increased seizure frequency may be helpful." It says that a diuretic to help reduce water retention that occurs premenstrually may help and maybe hormonal substances such a progesterone or birth control pills may help.
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