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Re: Medications that I've been on jono_in_adelaide

Posted by Phil on February 21, 2013, at 7:45:42

In reply to Re: Medications that I've been on, posted by jono_in_adelaide on February 21, 2013, at 0:11:09

My original dx was MDD. Also dx ADD, GAD.
I've always taken very high dosages unless some some SE stopped it.
2004 manic episode BPII, BPI, BP NOS, back to BPI. I've been ADD and bipolar my whole life, they missed it.
Amitrip for 5 years at 250 mg is a friggin high dose. Not many people can tolerate that. One doc said she hadn't seen anyone handle the dosages I take but I'm sure many have.

I'm 'stuck' now, I don't feel depressed and I'm not manic. Since I'm on disability, I don't 'have' to do a damn thing, and I don't. I'm on the computer from a.m. to bedtime and am totally engaged. I try things but I drop them very fast.

I see my odd therapist next week and all I'm going to do is pepper him with questions of where he thinks I'm at. Believe it or not we haven't discussed that in 3 years. He's not charging me but I pay $40 an appt anyway.

Many years ago I would have gone crazy not getting out but to some extent I've always been a loner/hermit. Seems a family trait. Dysfunction really.

My psychiatrist, in ten minutes can ask a few questions and I have stuff to think about. My therapist can go 50 minutes and I walk out no better off than when I went it. But OTOH, he's someone to talk to and that may be all I can handle right now. I like him like a friend and we can go the full appt talking music. He also advocates for me when I know a med will work at a higher dosage but my doc won't write it. He sends a 'love note' to my doc and it's a done deal.

I need, want to lose weight and was looking for help from Topamax even though it could be a bad move. 6' 250# is "not me" 6' 195# is. I want me back.

Sorry this is so long.


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