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Re: Lamictal dose mixup Phillipa

Posted by fires on October 3, 2005, at 19:12:27

In reply to Re: Lamictal dose mixup fires, posted by Phillipa on October 3, 2005, at 18:35:22

> So it's true. An ADD can induce bipolar. Or does it just bring it out and wouldn't this be considered a med induced bipolar disorder. Bipolar lll. And wouldn't stopping the med stop the bipolar disease? Trying to learn. Fondly, Phillipa

I was unipolar up until age 50. Then Effexor which I was taking for acute MDD triggered the BP, and it didn't go away when I stopped the Effexor. Jane Pauley had a similar experience with steroids for hives and then an antidepressant. To my knowledge she is still on Lithium (and probably will be for the rest of her life).

I am hypomanic, whereas Pauley was manic. I don't pretend to understand it all. There's a huge controversy about BP and its' subtypes, as you probably already know.

I've read that anyone having their first BP event after age 50 is very rare.

The more I read on the topic, the muddier the waters become. I've found nothing in the literature which describes a case quite like mine.

I do seem to be having fewer hypomanic episodes since I've been on 125 mg of Lamictal.



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