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Re: Treatement resistant bipolar depression...

Posted by ricker on November 22, 2008, at 16:15:33

In reply to Re: Treatement resistant bipolar depression..., posted by Justherself54 on November 22, 2008, at 12:38:58

I've experienced similar cycles. The worst in 1988 when 2 courses - 6 treatments of ECT helped with the depression.

My current meds are zoloft 50 mg, clonazepam 0.5mg tid and just added zyprexa 10mg.
Recent failures due to physical side-effect with lamictal and lithium, hence the zyprexa. I'm feeling quite well at the moment so I must credit the zyprexa, perhaps a possible option for you?

If need be, I would consider ECT again. I don't know why so many people view it as some barbaric treatment? The very same people that would sooner trial hundreds of various med combo's, with zero therapeutic gain? Because meds are the safer route? I'm not so sure, maybe because it's much more convienent to pop a pill? Sometimes short-term pain for long-term gain rings true?

Regards, Rick




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