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still_hoping

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  • Posted By: still_hoping
  • February 23, 2009
  • 04:08 AM

I was diagnosed with depression for six years and was prescribed antidepressants, including Wellbutrin. I was also diagnosed with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and initially prescribed 15 mg. Klonopin (clonazepam) daily; and diagnosed with insomnia. At one time I was taking 600 mgs. Seroquel, 15 mgs. Klonopin and 3 Flexeril at bedtime. This was enough to drop an elephant. Six years later I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder after failing to sleep for days. I was put on Effexor XR 150 mg. and Seroquel 200 mg. at bedtime. Since that time I have not battled suicidal depression or insomnia. I found out that the Klonopin failed to work as an anti-anxiety medicine after the suggested 2 week therapy. It started acting as a depressant. In addition, no one with bi-polar disorder should ever take Wellbutrin. It increases the anxiety to levels that can cause a "manic" episode. I am posting this in the hopes that someone can find the help they need in an underdiagnosis of bi-polar illness.

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