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Had drug induced sycosis, on Divalproex, Venlafaxine, Nortriptyline, want to ween of. Thoughts ?

I have not been formally named anything specific but I have had drug enduced sycosis. I am on four different medications and I think that it is overboard and that I should be weened off a few of them. The medications are: Divalproex Soduim 500 mg. Take 1 tablet twice daily. Venlafaxine 37XR .5 mg Take 2 daily or 3 daily Nortriptyline 25 mg, take 1 than increase to 2, I have not started taken these because I think enough is enough, what do you think?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.
I do not think you're psychosis is caused by the drugs, but rather symptoms of the disease you are being treated for. This means that you are not responding to the treatment as well as one would hope. It is not unusual for someone with your condition to take a combination of three drugs, and the combination you mention is an acceptable regime. I suggest that you try by taking the Nortriptyline for at least one month. If you are still not happy, consult your doctor to re-look you're treatment.
The most important aspect of treating your condition is for the patient to comply with the treatment , and have a good feedback system with your doctor.
I trust this information helps you.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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