Doxepin for Bipolar disorder treatment

We have 334 consumer reports for treatment of Bipolar disorder with Doxepin. Bipolar disorder used in 1% of cases.

Patients statistics on Bipolar disorder for Doxepin


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Doxepin Circle Diagram 3 consumers of 334 reported about Bipolar disorder

  1. Cheri M. Daniels says:
    3.5 rating

    Doxepin for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    After prolonged use of carbamazepine I increased a latent sinus node disorder, my ECG was conspicuous. Especially the pulse accelerated, which of course was not very pleasant in my anxiety disorder.

  2. Blanche L. Davis says:
    3.5 rating

    Doxepin for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    In hospitalization with severe depression in bipolar disorder, doxepin and lamotrigine were crept in. There were no side effects with lamotrigine. However, I have gained almost 9 kg of Doxepin, and I also suffered from dry mouth. In the meantime, I (according to doctor) also micturition (bladder emptying disorder) and thus had a serious bladder infection. Unfortunately I continued to have so-called mixed and / or rapid cycling phases, so I got Seroquel Prolong. I take it from now on. 600 mg. It works against me especially against my massive irritability. Unfortunately, I suddenly have problems with low blood pressure, dizziness and nausea when suddenly getting up. In the meantime, however, this has become much better!

  3. Juana J. Dorsey says:
    4.5 rating

    Doxepin for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    Hello everybody, in 2002 I was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. Back then I was still living near Stuttgart, where I had a doctor who really took good care of me. However, my husband and I moved to the beginning of 2003 in the Palatinate and I had to look for a new doctor. I was with two different psychologists, but I did not feel well from the start. My doctor prescribed Doxepin for me then. I became very tired of it and the depression itself did not improve after my subjective condition. I felt very depressed and unhappy. I could no longer take care of my household. My husband cooked when he came home from work in the evening and did the laundry. Although I was at home all day, but so impotent that I could not perform even the simplest tasks. The two psychologists, whom I then visited one after the other at the urging of my husband, continued to prescribe Doxepin for me, but both refused a talk therapy. The first said, one must first wait until the drug shows its effect, the second said in my illness, drugs are the most effective remedy and I would be better soon better. In the meantime, the medications made me “better” in the meantime (rather different, not really better), that I gradually got my daily life back on track, but I felt empty and dull inside. I had gained 18 kilos with the medication and practically floated next to me, because I never felt really awake. Nothing made me happy, my life had no quality of life at all. It went so far that in 2005 I thought about suicide. A co-worker of my husband recommended us a doctor who helped her very much and since my husband was always eager to do everything to make me feel better, we went to see this doctor. At that time Dr. med. Jonas Thomczyk in Kaiserslautern. I immediately felt very comfortable in his presence. He had a high level of competence and was ready to offer me a talk therapy. Unlike the other two doctors, I felt very well looked after and Dr. Thomczyk was available to me outside of his office hours and always ready for an appointment at short notice. Alone through the talk therapy I was after a short time noticeably better. Dr. Thomczyk discontinued the doxepin and prescribed me another medicine: Maprolu. I had never heard of it before, but I was happy to try it out. I can only report positive about the drug. After dropping the Doxepin and being on Maprolu, I soon felt much more comfortable. There was no sign of tiredness and I even lost some weight during the first few weeks. That combined with the talk therapy motivated a lot and after a month I already had a completely changed attitude to life. My mood, which had been neutral or bad for years, brightened and I was able to switch from half-time to full-time. I was much more resilient, more balanced, more able to criticize and my interest in many things came to life again. Today I live without medication and I’m fine. I have talk therapy with Dr. med. Thomczyk claimed, but he has unfortunately abandoned his location in Kaiserslautern. Unfortunately I could not hear the last two appointments with him and so my therapy ended with him without me knowing where I can reach him today. I think that’s a pity. Although he insisted on a final discussion and we also phoned again, but I forgot to give me his new contact information. Maybe someone is with him in the meantime in treatment and reads that. I would be glad if I knew where he works today. I would like to thank him again for his help. Without him, I would probably still float around like a zombie and see no point. Here is the exact job title: Dr. med. med. Jonas Thomczyk Specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry, Specialist in Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis Maybe someone knows where to reach him … he is a really good doctor. Conclusion: My experiences with Doxepin were not really good. However, I would like to emphasize that I have a friend who swears by this drug. On the whole, it depends on the person and how it works. Maprolu helped me a lot and I would like to recommend it here. Greetings Renate

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue