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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/19/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok everyone i'm scared cause he changed some of my meds a little i was on 40 mgs of lexapro which he kept me on 25 mg 3 times a day of seroquel which he switched me to 200 mg of seroquel 3 hrs before bedtime i was on 10 mgs of busbar which he took me off of he put me on 500 mg of depakote twice a day .5 xanax 3 times a day which i was already on and took me off of wellbutrin he says he thinks thats adding to  my anxiety.And left me on ristoril to sleep but i'm scared of this raise in seroquel and the depakote can anybody share any info on these with me and give me some reassurance and support thank you so much..April

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm not sure what to tell you. I have my own fears about meds and do not want to cause you to fear what the doc says.

But I would make an appt and see your usual doc. To me those doses sound really high. But I'm of course not a doc and I HATE meds =)

I still would go visit your Doc and chat with him. That way you both are straight on what is going on and he can keep up with what your going through. On that high dosage of Seroquel things need and should be looked after. Including blood work, weight gain, and some other things.

Sorry I have no words of wisdom for you.


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   Posted 6/19/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi April,

That is a lot of med changes but I do know that Wellbutrin may cause anxiety in some people and that is why it is usually prescribed with Buspar.  So that made sense to stop both of those at the same time..........

Increasing our Seroquel makes sense but I am not an expert on dosing and especially if you are on a sleep medication. 

Depakote is used for mood stailization.  I am surprised at so many changes at once which makes it hard to know what is working and what is not.  Please remember I am not a physician. 

You could run the combo past your Pharmacist and see if the dosing seems appropriate or excessive?

When in doubt always go back and ask your physician why he is prescibing each med and what outcome he expects to see by using this combo.

Always advocate for yourself................(((((((HUGS))))))))  to you.



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