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I asked this question of people who have bipolar disorder and got a wide variety of answers, ranging from, "I pop them like Tic-Tacs so I am only prescribed five at a time," to "It mellows me out," to " It makes me want to crawl out of my skin *shudders*." Here are some of the other answers:
I get very sleepy with it so I take only a half. Every person is different with medicines so your body may react differently then other people's bodies. It's a good medicine to take.
I take them before I go shopping makes it easier for me less anxiety.
The worst side effect is ED (erectile dysfunction), which has been a difficult experience in a new relationship. I cut back on my dosage. No adverse affects of increased anxiety. Better results with intimacy.
I take 1 mg in the afternoon. It makes me need a nap, but we bipolar peeps need naps anyway, so I don't feel so bad. But coming off of it is tough; you could actually die. So it looks like I'll be taking it forever... [Note: I have never read th...
Dear Dr. Motola, I was prescribed Androgel for a low testosterone level (5mg/day). Currently, I am considering taking a supplement to maintain a healthy prostate. It contains: - Saw Palmetto - Pygeum extract - Zinc - Selenium - Nettle Extract - Lycopene - Lutein Is there a chance that any of these will have an adverse reaction with the Androgel? Could there be any negative effect on the prostate? The vitamin supplements that you are considering should have no adverse effect while taking androgel. These vitamins and supplements are commonly used and are very safe. Selenium and lycopene are the two agents that are being studied in a very large national study, the SELECT study (The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial). This study funded by the National Cancer Institute and being coordinated by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) is an ongoing seven-year study comprising 35,000 men and looks at whether these supplements might preve...
We often receive questions wondering what the correct dosage of different anxiety medications . It certainly can be confusing with so many different medications and each medication having a different dosing structure. While this is a question that should be discussed with your physician, Dr. Matthew White, the clinical instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science-Behavioral Medicine at Stanford University in California, published information on the most effective dose of medications for social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder: " Medication Dosing in Anxiety Disorders: What the Evidence Shows ." It is also important to note that many of the medications have a range of doses that are effective because of the difference in the severity of symptoms and because each person reacts differently to medications.
Clonazepam ( Klonopin ), at an average dose of 2.4 mg/day, using twice daily dosing
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