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Old 07-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Frustrated and Confused!

Ok - so I'm really confused and frustrated.

I loved the great sleep I got on Seroquel, but hated the daytime irritability (quick to anger) and needed a little boost for daytime depression.

This sounds like a simple task. Why is this so difficult?

My doc has suggested daytime Abilify, Parnate, or Geodon.

What brain chemicals am I missing that would be causing me to be irritable during the day?

Geodon makes me depressed, flat and tired.

 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: Frustrated and Confused!

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Ok - so I'm really confused and frustrated.

I loved the great sleep I got on Seroquel, but hated the daytime irritability (quick to anger) and needed a little boost for daytime depression.

This sounds like a simple task. Why is this so difficult?

My doc has suggested daytime Abilify, Parnate, or Geodon.

What brain chemicals am I missing that would be causing me to be irritable during the day?

Geodon makes me depressed, flat and tired.
I wish I could help.. I know I used to be on Seroquel, but I am not anymore... I can't remember why it was stopped, but I am now on Abilify and have been on that for many years now with no side effects... I know that others have side effects on that though...

Unfortunately I think it is all a trial and error and you have to find out what works for you... Good Luck....
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: Frustrated and Confused!

Hi Ginger - It just takes time to get the right combination of medications. I am on Abilify, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, as well as a couple of other meds. It took a while to get me straight, but now all I suffer from is a mild case of depression - but very seldom anymore - and some anxiety attacks. It's all frustrating, but you will get through it. Just hang in there.

 
Old 08-01-2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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Re: Frustrated and Confused!

Thanks Donna! It looks like Seroquel and/or Abilify and Klonopin are going to be the meds that help. I just need to find the right doses.

 
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