Oh, I'm sick of the drugs too! But at least with Trileptal I could taper quicker, concentrate, focus, watch tv, get naturally tired, more sociable get things done, not wake up with horrid anxiety etc. I was prescribed this for BPII, but I don't think I'm bipolar, just tolerance/interdose withdrawals.
I just realized that last time I was on Trileptal and 30 mgs diazepam, I was on about 15-20 vitamins (many b vitamins), and Provigil ( a stimulant), and 3 cups of coffee first thing in the morning. No wonder why i was having such a tough time! Plus i had directly crossed tapered from 2-3 mgs of klonopin, to 30 mgs of valium (which is half).
So I think that I am through the serious wood work.
But after a month of no other meds, vitamins, caffeine, sugar, stimulants, etc, I think that Trileptal could help me much more dramatically, like many of those people in the studies.
I tapered from 30mgs diazepam to 10mgs diazepam in a short amount of time and was feeling great, but then stupidly quit trileptal CT (one of my many dumb ideas). Felt like crap, and had to start taper back up at 30mgs.
I'm at 24mgs right now.
So perhaps this is something that will work for me very well.