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Re: Official Side-effects

Posted by fluffy on September 10, 2003, at 15:32:40

In reply to Official Side-effects, posted by Ponder on September 8, 2003, at 13:00:53

Hey Katia, B-cat, Ponder,

Sometimes I think it's just hard for them to put side effects into words. (They have to sound clinical, you know--they can't very well say--"it causes a fuzzy but activated response") I DID feel sedated on Lamictal---I felt all weird--yawning and heavy eyes during the day, but not able to sleep at night.

Now--on to Katia--

What you are describing sounds like bipolar disorder to me. You do things in excess, then later, when you're depressed, you wonder why you did that stuff. It sounds to me like you might be a rapid cycler as well. Judging from your posts, it seems that you do. I'm NOT your doctor. So I won't presume to know what kind of treatment you need. But your doctor seems to be on the right track. Sounds to me like he knows his stuff. Unfortunately, as I am experiencing now, RESPONSES VARY from drug to drug and from person to person!!

I don't know what to say to you since I'm not in the best of spirits right now myself. I do, however believe that there is a drug or combination of drugs that will help you and I. It can take awhile.

Now about the debt. I hate to ask....(if this is a sensitive topic) you have a good relationship with your family? Do they know what you are going through? Maybe they can help. Just a thought.

Gotta go--my eyes are blurry. I really wish you the best Katia. I haven't lost hope for you yet, so don't you lose hope either! Remember--this is the tough part. And I'm there with you.


> In response to B-cat:
> >I sure don't think it's the Lam. I've read some medical literature that says it can cause drowsiness, but no real person who has ever taken it has ever complained about it being sedating - just the opposite. - Barbara
> Doesn't this just frost you? That's why PsychoBabble is so useful. Most psych docs prescribe based on the product circulars, look at you like crazy if you tell them you've had a different response, and it's damned hard to tell what really to expect from the initial clinical trials.




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