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#1 Tara Dactyl

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Hi, I just joined here. I'm Tara. I am bipolar 2 and have borderline personality disorder. I have a great psychiatrist, he really seems to know what he's talking about. He put me on Abilify (10mg) and Prozac (20mg). They work wonderoulsy! I have only minor mood swings and my anxiety is almost completely gone.

 

I'm an open book. :) Feel free to talk to me about anything. :D


I am bipolar 2 and have borderline personality disorder.



#2 amy5000

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Hey Tara. I have bipolar 2 also, and I'm probably pretty close to borderline.  It is invaluable to have a psychiatrist that you like and trust. It's great that you're doing so well! Hopefully you can share some wisdom.


dx: bipolar 2, gad, "mixed personality disorder" blah blah

meds: trileptal 300mg, viibryd 20mg, gabapentin 300mg PRN, clonazepam .5mg PRN


#3 The Emperor

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

That's a cool username, Tara. I was on Abilify for a few years and I freaking loved that pill for depression and anxiety. It probably helped with the hypomania as well, but I'm not really completely sure about that. Thought it was a miracle pill. Glad it is helping you! 

 

Welcome to CB!


What the docs wrote down about my Crazy: Bipolar II, Some anxiety issue
The pills they give me to fix this shit: Lamictal 175mg, clonazepam 1mg , Trileptal 600mg
Pills that did NOT fix this shit: Sertraline, Buspirone, Mirtazipine, Paroxetine, Gabapentin, Effexor XR, Lorazepam, Cymbalta(twice), Zolpidem, Bupropion XL, Pristiq, Fluoxetine, Vistaril, Lexapro, Celexa, Trazodone, Geodon

Pills that worked well enough but side effects were total shit so I stopped: Abilify, Lithium, valium

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#4 Crazymusician0704

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

Welcome to CB! :) I have Bipolar 2 as well, hope you like it here, and I like your username :)


Dx: Atypical Bipolar II, Psychosis, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Anorexia (recovered), Asthma, Hypoglycemia, Chronic Sinusitis (recovered with surgery), Insomnia, Accomodative Esotropia, Asperger's (possibly)

Rx: , Thorazine 10mg (3xday), Ambien 10mg (PM), Ventolin (PRN), Klonopin .5mg (2xday PRN), Wellbutrin 300mg (AM), Lamictal 25mg (2xday) and going up

Past Rx: Zyprexa, Abilify, Celexa, Seroquel XR, Saphris, Cogentin, Geodon, Lexapro, Depakote (getting weaned off!!!! as of 7/14/13, I'm on 250mg 3xday instead of 500mg 3xday), Ativan

 

"My songs know what you did in the dark, so light em up"

 

I'm actually doing considerably better than I was a few months ago when I joined here. I came here while I was hallucinating, having some intense delusions, couldn't control my anger (ie tearing the door off of the wall), and would fall flat on my face in a puddle of depression that would last for months. 

I haven't had a manic phase since I went IP in May...I was manic probably a few days/weeks before that. 

I've been depressed but only for short times, been suicidal yeah, but been able to keep busy.

I have a job now, so I'm making something of myself and I'm moving out of my parents house in a few weeks :)

I'd say I went from :wall: to  :D

 

If anyone needs any help, just let me know, I'm happy to help!






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