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Hey Karla..Please allow me to first introduce myself as best as possible at
this moment...I am a 35 yr female , currently a pharmaceutical addict ( addicted to opiates ,benzos ,muscle relaxers ) although I never did any "street
drugs " ....I came very,very close recently to trying heroin for the first time..
( I have a casual friend that works as a systems analyst and repeatedly assured,
encouraged me to try it with her...as she always said she just snorts it and
is a recreational user and it would help with my pain/depression...) Thank
God ,The Stars , This Board because that night I wrote my first post ever here
...although I did delete it the next morning because I was so ashamed of
myself for ending up with my current pharmaceutical addiction , clinical depression ( just recently diagnosed ) , and almost making that phone call
and trying heroin with her for the first time in my life....luckily ,thank heavens
again...I never did make that call...Currently I am on a detox contract and
am currently tapering hydro and valium and will be staying on Wellbutrin XL 300 mg/day...very soon I will be off the hydro and valium all together and the
only med I will be taking is Wellbutrin XL 300 mg/day ( although this may
change as my depression is worsening and I may need to add another antidepresant...my personal choice would be to add an SSRI such as Zoloft
or Fluoxetine to the Wellbutrin but I CERTAINLY do not want to play my
own doctor so I will see what my primary care dr says tomorrow about the
depression...Karla I am ONLY on day 7 of my detox contract --WOW/CONTRATS !! on 11 yrs of being clean and sober - I have such tremendous respect for you !!!!! Please,Please DONT USE !!! ...It is so NOT
worth it ! Karla my mother was schitzophrenic ( clinically diagnosed way before I was even born..) Although I have only experienced schitzophrenia
from seeing my own mothers struggles with it and also her depression...My
heart truly goes out to you and your struggle with mental illness..As far as
pharmaceutical treatment for schitzophrenia --since the Neuroleptics - many,
many new drugs are available -Risperdal ,Zyprexa ,Abilify and yes Geodon,etc
...in addition as you know there are tremendous different pharmaceutical
options available for treating depression also...the good ol tricyclics , SSRIS ,
Lexapro,Celexa, etc...I wish there was an easy answer ,switching meds is truly very,very
hard when dealing with schitzophrenia and depression but I AM so glad you are seeing your
doctor tomorrow and please hang in there and DONT USE !! --11 yrs is great
and dont blow it ! ---it will only make your symptoms ,treating your mental
illness even tougher on you !!! Hang in there my friend ,talk to your doctor,
keep posting here and I will always try and help you in any capacity ,way
possible if it only means listening and sharing more of my own past and
current struggles...I care Karla and please hang in there - IT WILL GET
thought of something although it does take the new meds for schitzophrenia
and depression to work awhile...sometimes the doctor can do a " loading
dose" ,etc...depending on the med ,etc...just something you might want to
ask your doctor about....