Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 449854

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Could I Be Bipolar?

Posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 17:43:52

After reading the various Threads, and looking at the meds I'm being Rx'd I'm starting to think I could be bipolar. I'm on 50mg zoloft, and l5mg of remeron, with a little xanax. But, pdoc said they might want to add some lamictal. I've never been manic, unless mania was how I functioned for 20yrs, by having to be the "best" at everything I do. I've always required a good nights rest. But, I'm starting to wonder "why a mood stabilizer". Does it help with depression/anxiety?

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar?

Posted by ed_uk on January 29, 2005, at 18:02:56

In reply to Could I Be Bipolar?, posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 17:43:52

Hi Phillipa!

>Could I Be Bipolar?

Probably not! Lamictal is often used to treat depression in people who are not bipolar, it is commonly prescribed in combination with other antidepressants.

Ed xx

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar? ed_uk

Posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 18:34:28

In reply to Re: Could I Be Bipolar?, posted by ed_uk on January 29, 2005, at 18:02:56

Hi Ed! Thank-you for the reassurance. I hoped this was the case. Is trileptal better? Fondly, Phillipa O

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar? Phillipa

Posted by ed_uk on January 29, 2005, at 18:51:58

In reply to Re: Could I Be Bipolar? ed_uk, posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 18:34:28

Hi,

Trileptal is used to treat epilepsy and mania, it doesn't usually help depression.

Ed x

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar? ed_uk

Posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 20:00:58

In reply to Re: Could I Be Bipolar? Phillipa, posted by ed_uk on January 29, 2005, at 18:51:58

Hi Ed! I see you are reading all the Posts also. I believe this is a way for you to use your expertise without feeling "presured". Fondly, Phillipa O


Thank-you for this information on trileptal. The other pdoc had me on l50mg of it at HS. OOO

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar?

Posted by Spriggy on January 29, 2005, at 21:00:18

In reply to Could I Be Bipolar?, posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 17:43:52

I lived with a bipolar father and I am almost certain that if you were bipolar, you would have realized it by now (or at least people close to you would have).

Maybe I've just seen the extremes of it but with my father and grandmother, it was so advertly obvious they were bipolar there was no guessing about it.

Because of my family history, my doctor recently suggested that I could be bipolar (because I'm having a weird reaction to Lexapro).

I took her advice and went to the psychiatrist to rule it out (even though I was certain I wasn't) and sure enough, the psych even said, " Oh no, anxiety from medication and bipolar are two totally different things."

Anyway, my doctor wanted me on Geodone at first because I wasn't responding to the Lexapro (which is also used for bipolar).

I think they just intermix these drugs at times when they are at a loss.

 

Re: Could I Be Bipolar?

Posted by Camille Dumont on January 30, 2005, at 14:02:11

In reply to Could I Be Bipolar?, posted by Phillipa on January 29, 2005, at 17:43:52

antipsychotics at low doses are often prescribed along with antidepressants as an augmenting agent and / or to help with depression-induced insomnia


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