Husband on too many meds?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 9/10/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
When my husband was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was put on Neutontin and it was a miracle drug for him. Then he began to get used to it over time, and it was not as effective.
In time, his doctor (and subsequent new doctor) have added meds. He is now taking:
Neutontin, Trazadone, Seroquil, Wellbutrin SR and Xanax
He is so sleepy and disoriented, plus he is very grouchy. I feel that he is taking too much, because he is not in a good place. Any input is greatly appreciated.
Adopt a retired racing greyhound

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 9/11/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi greyhound,

Both seroquel and Xanax can make a person sleepy. But your husband shouldn't be walking around sleepy and grouchy all the time. He should see his doc and get adjusted. I'm not sure he's on too much -- I'm no doc but I've been on more drugs at one time than that. I'm on 5 now. It's not uncommon. But if you doubt the doc's judgment, get a second opinion, definitely. He's seeing a psych, right?

Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 9/13/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Talk to your pdoc may need to tweak a little, I am on 6 different meds right now and finally starting to feel better, the meds are kind of like a guessing game, it takes time to find the right combo

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1539
   Posted 9/13/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry but he's on too much medication.........


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, October 24, 2016 12:22 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,710,894 posts in 298,938 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 153498 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, MyBroJoJo.
252 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
FW, Scaredy Cat, Girlie, Bhutan boy, MyBroJoJo, pri31

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2016 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer