I was diagnosed about twenty years ago with Panic Disorder and medicated with Prozac and Xanax (3-4 mg/da). There was a brief eriod when I used Knonipin.
about two years ago, I started to become very depressed. When I finally went in, several attempts were made to help - cymbalta, paxil, and zoloft. The zoloft (with xanax) seems to kind of work but I was still non-functionsal. At 225 m/da and y usual zoloft. So I went to a new doctor. He diagnosed me as bipolar II. When I real the symptoms, it was like a miracle! Finally, the symptoms I had all my life. He presecibed Abilify and continuation of the Zoloft. The Abilify seeme to help, but the effect diminished after a week so we kep increasing the dosage. By the time I go to 15 mg/da, I discovered in March that I had reached the Mediocate donut hole since Aliloify is so expensive.!!!! So no more abilify - on the Lamictal. When I reached 50 mg/da, I was very sedated with no help for the mania.
He prescribed zoloft 150-200/da), wellbutrin 150 mg/da and klonipin (5 mg/da) I have been on the klonipin and zoloft for about a month when he added the wellbutrin. I am back to 50 thoughts at a time and dragging energy. By the way, when I was on only the zoloft and Klonipin, I still felt draggy and heavy but could use my iron will tomove along. Now my iron will has left me.
My question is where is the mood stabilizer. When I was working so much was I manic? Is the feeling of fatigue and heaviness caused by one of these drugs or do I just need vitamins?