It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bipolar Disorder Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: BERKELEY
Posts: 5
apm86 HB User
Lexapro, Trazadone, Depakote

So yesterday I finally decided to go back to a doctor and seek medicinal help (It has only been 8 months or so, but things were getting kinda intense-hadn't slept in 4 days, was becoming paranoid w some voices, constant fidgeting to the point that my toes and feet were incredibly sore and my tongue and lips were raw, and some fainting spells-panic issues). Just started taking them last night. It immediately put me down, within 15 minutes. Also feel very drowsy and dizzy this morning. I've never been on any of these before and I was wondering what experiences people have had with them, especially pertaining to, but not limited to, how long side effects persisted after the start of the medication. Thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
justdiagnosed HB User
Re: Lexapro, Trazadone, Depakote

Hi, I am a newbie also - I am on Lexapro and Trazadone - but not Depakote. I was just recently diagnosed with a disorder - and I was also experiencing some of the same issues - as I write I am chewing on my lips - the Trazadone knocks me out in like 15 to 20 minutes - but it does not keep me asleep for more than 2 - 3 hours. I am on 150 mg tablets, Lexapro 20 mg tablets - I do not have the drowsy effects in the morning because morning comes at 12 and 1 am. I have been on Trazadone for 3 weeks and Lexapro for 3 months - the anxiety is terrible - panic attacks another terrible nightmare.

Have you noticed the trazadone giving you nightmares? It is one of the side effects that I have noticed. We are going to start working on a new medication regimen in the next week.

Hope this was somewhat helpful
JD

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: BERKELEY
Posts: 5
apm86 HB User
Re: Lexapro, Trazadone, Depakote

Thank you for the reply, any information is helpful really because I dont have anyone around that is understanding or knowledgeable in these areas. It has been a week so far and its definitely the depakote that is making me drowsy all day (I have a morning dose of depakote, then all of them at night). Its much stronger than the lithium i was on before. I have also been sleeping all day, I dont know if thats only from the drugs or if it is also from the lack of sleep before hand. I was sleeping 6 or so hours a week for the last few that then culminated in the voices etc.

Regarding the nightmares, I have noticed nightmares, but i was having them before i went kinda nutty too. funny thing is that as soon as i get calmed down a little bit i feel like i dont need the meds anymore, which is why i went off of them in late june last year.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Abilify
Depakote
Lamictal
Lexapro
Lithium
  Prozac
Seroquel
Wellbutrin
Zoloft
Zyprexa




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



reesie (68), katlin09 (59), Administrator (24), TinoRock (14), bprapcyc (10), thatgirl141 (7), lynnlee (6), annii456 (4), ghelpmelivelife (4), goody2shuz (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1006), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (850), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:03 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!