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Re: hrguru - Re: Anti-psychotics not mood stabilizers? Conundrum

Posted by SLS on September 14, 2010, at 8:15:16

In reply to Re: hrguru - Re: Anti-psychotics not mood stabilizers?, posted by Conundrum on September 14, 2010, at 7:24:48

> My pdoc has recently suspected I have issues with mood stability. I'm not sure it fits. I haven't responded well to lamictal or abilify, except that abilify seems to work like a cup of coffee for a few days and then stops. I'm not sure the lamictal has done anything at all and I am on 400mgs now.

I was on Lamictal 300mg for quite awhile. It produced unacceptable cognitive impairments. When I first reduced the dosage to 200mg, I experienced an increase in the severity of depression for two days, and then stabilized. Similarly, I have recently reduced to 100mg with the same outcome. I feel no better at 100mg than I did at 300mg. I think people are fooled into raising the dosage when they experience transient improvements upon each dosage increase.

> I'm guessing my suspected diagnosis will change since those meds didn't work and higher doses of abilify made me feel worse.

That's disheartening. In what ways did Abilify make you feel worse?


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