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Re: I'm never going to feel better, am I ? Maxime

Posted by BP2TreadingWater on April 6, 2005, at 20:44:56

In reply to I'm never going to feel better, am I ?, posted by Maxime on April 6, 2005, at 17:52:10

> Hi
>
> I don't feel like I am ever going to feel normal again. I don't even remember what feeling happy is like. While I have experienced some hypomania over the past few months it has been the nasty kind. Mixed state.
>
> I know new meds are coming out all the time but so far I haven't had any luck. There are only two meds that have ever helped - Prozac and that wore off after a year and Parnate which stopped working after 2+ years. I thought Parnate doesn't stop working. You hear of people taking it for 20 years or more. I don't understand. I don't understand why I have to feel this way.
>
> I wish I could die. Maybe my next life will be better.
>
> Maxime


Maxime,

I am a bipolar-II who has lost close to everything -- a partner, a sailboat, and quite a few friends. I discovered Lamictal, but it was too late to stop the slide in my social and emotional functioning without losing those things.

But I have to tell you, life on Lamictal is pretty damn good. Yeah, I could probably use one more thing for my detachment (Abilify, Mirapex???), but at 100mg Lamictal every night, I have stopped cycling and come to know a composure that I have never had my whole life.

Mixed states are well controlled with Lamictal. You might need something else to go with it. I'm curious as to your taking Prozac and Parnate without first trying a mood stabilizer. Your pdoc needs a good rap on his forehead. I know this because I once thought that Celexa would stop what I thought was a simple clinical depression. Instead, it brought out my hypomania in the worst way. Maxime -- try LAMICTAL!!!!

Best regards,

BP2TreadingWater


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