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Do you think this MIGHT work ??

Posted by Janelle on May 30, 2003, at 19:57:06

I've been having bad mood swings (BiPolar2) for some time now and my pdoc's constant tweaking of my meds does NOT seem to be working. I am seeing him early next week and will tell him everything I've gone through since last visit, then shut up and see first what HE suggests.

However, MY idea is as follows: well, first of all being back on Buspar 30mg/day has made a huge difference, but I think I should ramp up the Depakote (which is being used with a low dose of lithium) from 250 to 500 mg and deal with the side effects and be more patient about them possibly going away. (Pdoc originally had me on 500 but lowered it due to my complaints).

As any of you who've read my other threads know, I also plan to taper off Klonopin at the same time I increase Depakote (my pdoc is into doing only ONE thing at a time to be able to accurately assess/trace back any reaction, but in this case, I KNOW Klonopin is doing NOTHING so I can taper it with no big deal).

Anything else I might do besides ramp up the Depakote from 250 to 500mg/day? I'm at 450mg/day of Lithium (could only tolerate 600mg/day!!) and I know pdoc will NOT want me to increase both at the same time, nor would I!

I hope and pray a Depakote increase will get rid of the hypomanic anger, impatience, going off on everyone, being restless, etc., then crashing into zombie depression.




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