Medications

This is a list of medications that I have been on at one point or another throughout my life.  They are organized by type of medication.  They are in order: the atypical anti-psychotics, older generation anti-psychotics, medications for sleep, anxiety, mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, MAOI (a type of anti-depressant), stimulant, then off label medications used for psychiatric symptoms.  Off-label use means that the FDA has not approved that specific medication for treatment of what I take it for but it is till occasionally prescribed for it.  An example is Abilify used to be only used as an atypical anti-psychotic, psychiatrist noticed it helped with depression and began to prescribe it for off label use, after enough evidence and trials Abilify was FDA approved to be an adjunct treatment with depression that isn’t reacting to other anti-depressants.

For those who are curious, I am currently on: Lamictal, Desipramine, Maprotiline, Viibryd, Latuda, and Prozasin with Valium as needed.

    1. Abilify– Atypical Anti-psychotic
    2. Seroquel– Atypical anti-psychotic
    3. Clozaril– Atypical Anti-psychotic
    4. Geodon– Atypical Anti-psychotic
    5. Latuda– Atypical Anti-psychotic   *Added Feb 2014
    6. Risperdal– Atypical Anti-psychotic
    7. Zyprexa– Atypical Anti-psychotic
    8. Haldol– Anti-psychotic
    9. Perphenazine– Anti-psychotic
    10. Stelazine– Anti-psychotic   *added 9/2012 (Only a couple weeks)
    11. Sonata– Sleep
    12. Trazodone– Sleep
    13. Valium– Sleep
    14. Temazepam– Sleep
    15. Ambien– Sleep
    16. Clonazepam– Anxiety/Sleep
    17. Ativan– Anxiety
    18. Depakote– Mood stabilizer
    19. Depakene– Mood stabilizer
    20. Tegretol– Mood stabilizer
    21. Topamax– Mood stabilizer
    22. Trileptal– Mood stabilizer
    23. Lamictal– Mood stabilizer
    24. Lithium Carbonate (Allergic/toxic reaction)- Mood Stabalizer
    25. Amitriptyline– Anti-depressant (tricyclic)
    26. Cymbalta– Anti-depressant (SSNRI)
    27. Desipramine– Anti-depressant (tricyclic)
    28. Effexor- Anti-depressant (SSNRI)  *Added again Nov. 2013 (Effexor XR) and discontinues Feb. 2014
    29. Imipramine– Anti-depressant (tricyclic)
    30. Lexapro– Anti-depressant  (SSRI)
    31. Maprotiline Anti-depressant (tetracyclic) *Added Oct. 2014
    32. Nortriptyline– Anti-depressant (tricyclic)
    33. Paxil– Anxiety/anti-depressant (SSRI)
    34. Prozac– Anti-depressant (SSRI)
    35. Vivactil– anti-depressant (tricyclic)
    36. Wellbutrin– Anti-depressant
    37. Viibryd Anti-depressant (SSRI) *added Oct. 2014
    38. Zoloft– Anti-depressant (SSRI)
    39. Parnate –MAOI (Anti-depressant)
    40. Ritalin– Stimulant
    41. Prazosin– A blood pressure medication alpha-blocker used to treat PTSD symptoms *added April 2013
    42. Cytomel– A thyroid supplement used to help treat Depression  *Added July 2014 Discontinued Sept. 2014

12 Responses to “Medications”

  1. scriptedwordsonhearts October 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    Hey, I really appreciate your honesty. I just learned that I have a mild form of Borderline, major depression, and severe anxiety. It’s so helpful to know we are NOT alone!! Are you on all of these medications?

    I am looking into taking a mood stabilizer to go along with my anti depressant. Thanks again for sharing your journey. All the best, Ellen Grace

    • mm172001 October 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM #

      I’m currently on Lamictal (mood stabalizer), Welbutrin and Desipramine (anti-depressants),Geodon (atypical anti-psychotic). I just got off Depakote (another mood stabalizer). Most I’ve been on is 11 different medications at over 20 pills a day. Thanks for the comment.

  2. scriptedwordsonhearts October 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    Hey, I really appreciate your honesty. I just learned that I have a mild form of Borderline, major depression, and severe anxiety. It’s so helpful to know we are NOT alone!! Are you on all of these medications?

    I am looking into taking a mood stabilizer to go along with my anti depressant. Thanks again for sharing your journey. All the best, Ellen Grace

  3. midnightdemons7 December 13, 2012 at 7:37 PM #

    depakote and depakene are actually the same drug just slightly chemically different. Remeron should be up there as well. It’s an NSRI like Cymbalta.

    • mm172001 December 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM #

      These are medications I have been on, I know depakote and depakene are very similar but since they are technically two different medications I listed both. I have never been on Remeron

      • midnightdemons7 December 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM #

        oh. I see. I thought they were just a general listing of medications. My bad.

        • mm172001 December 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM #

          No prob.

          • radicalhope October 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM #

            I’ve tried or been on 12 of them. It took 15 years to find a combination of drugs that work. It’s been very difficult. Finally, I’ve found a psychiatrist that could help me.

            • mm172001 October 4, 2014 at 2:03 PM #

              It can take a really long time sometimes and then some medications stop working or you develop a tolerance. I’m glad you have found something that has worked for you.

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