Cocktails Anyone?

By JoShort Latest Activity November 18 at 6:55 pm Views 867 Replies 2 Likes 2


My Psychiatrist has me on an amazing little cocktail of drugs to combat severe depression & anxiety. It has changed over time, but at this moment in time I take FOUR meds each day (in addition to levothyroxine).

Mornings it's Lithium & Welbutrin. At night it's Duloxetine, Lithium & Olanzapine. And I've been doing pretty good with this combo. But I've been taking antidepressants for about 10 years & started with just one tablet of Lexapro per day. Now fFour meds a day … where will I be in another 10 years?

So, my question to you all out there would be, does anyone take a cocktail like this? I know it's unlikely that anyone will be on this exact combination, but 'd love to hear about your success with this many meds.

Thanks … JoShort
BTW, the photo is of my great love, Oscar.

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  • Simply-Mush
    Simply-Mush November 30 at 5:41 pm   

    Hello, I was on Olanzapine but my pain management specialist said to stop taking that because it causes weight gain instead she said to keep taking my Nortriptyline (Pamlor) I am glad your medication is working for you for 2 yrs they are still trying to find what works for me.

  • Dr GaryCA November 24 at 2:05 pm   
    Edited November 24 at 2:06 pm by Dr GaryCA

    Hey JoShort, it's great to see you! Glad you are here. I am a therapist, and I can say from experience that people are doing amazing well with these medication cocktails. What I have found is that it can take time and lots of patience to get to the cocktail that works for you. You may have experienced that. I am not a physician, but what you find is that over time you will make to make adjustments in your cocktail, especially as new medications come on the market. I am realy happy to hear you are doing so well! Excellent! I hope you will keep in and let us know how you're doing! Oscar is adorable, by the way!

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