• 💖 [Donate To Keep MyPTSD Online] 💖 Every contribution, no matter how small, fuels our mission and helps us continue to provide peer-to-peer services. Your generosity keeps us independent and available freely to the world. MyPTSD closes if we can't reach our annual goal.

What is your med mix?

bizness

New Here
Interested to know what everyone is using at the moment. I've just met with my psychiatrist and we are trialling:
  • Mirtazapine (ongoing, to help with insomnia)
  • Prozac (new, to help with anxiety)
  • Ritalin (ongoing, to help with ADHD)
  • Clonidine (new, to help with sleep - apparently good success with ADHD peeps)
  • Birth control pill (ongoing, to help with perimenopause, being a woman in her late 30s is so fun).
It's only been 3 days so too early to say whether it's working or not but I will report back. For what it's worth I am based in Australia, so some meds not available here. My biggest issues are insomnia, anxiety + constant hypervigilance. I've tried most anti-depressants and insomnia meds over the years so we are getting more creative.
 
None.
It was a choice. I have a chronic illness and if it goes sideways? All kinds of not good, life threatening not good.

Add to that having problems with addiction to opioids several times - really ugly the last time.

So I did use Canabis (still use CDB) for a couple years because it helped with sleep and general anxiety. I have tapered use until its very occasional.

The only other med is benzos for stuff thats really stressful - we are talking over the top stuff like family get togethers and medical stuff, especially the dentist.
 
Lorazepam. It is both a dependence induced by the careless mental health system, but also something that has helped me survive i.guess

If only i had appropriate treatmznt from the start, like antidepressant + getting me out of my situation + therapy... but no, instead i was diagnosed with my mother's diagnosis, which caused so much pain in my life, and been thrown various neuroleptics, 'mood 'stabilizers', resulting in me being numb, fat, desperate, and oh yeah, it locked me in with my trauma. Pure hell. Think i had between 12 and 15 drugs 'tested' on me in total. The pain is real 😞😞
 
Unfortunately all the below:
1. Effexor 100mg
2. Adderall 15mg TID
3. Gabapentin 300mg TID
4. Lamictal 200mg Daily
5. Propranolol 60mg BID
6. Clonazapam 1mg BID
…only wish there were far fewer and they at least felt somewhat worth it… ☹️
 
I have ADHD, so classic medications aren’t -typically- going to work for me.

Same. I very much take non-traditional medication. This year the FDA approved a drug I've been taking for years on my own, dextromethorphan (with buproprion on Auvelity). I take the max dose, 120mg, and without Wellbutrin so as to convert more to DXO.

I also take 12g of kratom per day for CRPS/arthritis (and do not recommend it for anything else other than severe pain) and gabapentin (which I recommend for pretty much everything). I have a script for zopiclone as well, but I only take that a week out of the month. The shit eats holes in your brain... but only getting 2 hrs of sleep per night just about does the same thing. Neh.

I actually have a theory that white vein kratom and DXM impact ADHD as they are uppers but not amphetamines. More like Strattera. I've always found my symptoms to be better on both. I cannot do amphetamines at all. I get extremely dysphoric (as in the clinical term of dysphoria, not gender dysphoria) and robotically suicidal.

These drugs are a lot milder and better tolerated. And they're the only ones I've ever taken that actually have an appreciable impact on any of my symptoms. I also did 18g of shrooms over 4 months a couple years ago, but that's a whole nother story.

This upcoming pay I'm going to be experimenting with mescaline. The intention is jump-starting the emotional connections created via neurogenesis from psilocybin. That gave me what I needed to lay the foundation and now I have to start building the house. I've done about two years of FORNET and DBT (with a small amount of ERP) to build up distress tolerance and have a solid therapist so I think it's time to try actually hitting my brain with emotion juice.

Will report back how it goes if anyone is interested.
 
Tegretol to manage explosive anger
Lexapro to get through stressful internship situation
Hydroxyzine to manage insomnia
Medical marijuana for immediate cessation of all PTSD symptoms
 
Benzo's for stressful situations (dentist, large gatherings, etc.)
Cannabis - usage varies but has never been huge.

Trying a high CBG edible right now. Unsure about the reduction in anxiety and depression, But it for sure helps with chronic pain for me. My knees were a mess in my teens - some weird thing where the cartilage went soft and my knees get sore when its cold, and I have arthritis in my SI from it being damages so long, both have been much better.
The list of side effects seem like hard stuff to deal with - sleepiness, increased appetite, dry mouth, dry eyes.
 
Prozac 80mg
Buspirone 15mg in the morning and 30mg in the evening
Klonopin .5mg twice a day
Prazosin 4mg

I also take quite a few different vitamins.
 
Back
Top