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effexor for bipolar?

Posted by 4mygrls on June 21, 2004, at 20:11:21

In reply to Re: I need some help with info on mood stabilizers, posted by Maxime on June 21, 2004, at 19:58:51

> I went psychotic on Topomax (for the record) and ended up in the hospital.
> If the small amount of lithium is working for you, then stick with it. It doesn't really matter what the diagnosis is.
> Maxime
> > i have been through a few pdoc's. the first one put me on trileptal then topomax. i reacted badly to them. especially the topomax. i went nuts on the topomax. i was so unstable. i had more mood swings and worst mood swings then i ever had. i became suicidal too. but the doc didn't believe me when i said it was the med and upped it. i got worst. i finally went off it and went to another pdoc. he wanted me on lamictal, the new wonder drug. well, here it goes again. i was very emotional and was agitated like never before. after two months on this i went off it. i don't think he believes me that it was the med. but i'm not like that off of those meds. now i'm on lithium. only 150mg 2x daily. 150mg seems like a waste though. why do i react to the mood stabilizers like that?
> > I am dx as bipolar nos. I believe i have pmdd. I track my cycles and my bad moods are right in line with pmdd time. but ssri's don't seem to do much. now i'm depressed and feeling like nothing is going to help.

i really don't feel a difference. the only reason i'm on 150mg's is cuz i was on lamictal and he told me to stop taking the lamictal cold turkey and start the lithium. i was on 300mg of lithium. i thought i had a toxic reaction to the lithium and called him. i now believe it was the lamictal withdrawl. but i have to wait till my next appt which is in a couple weeks to talk with him about it.




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