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  1. Newly Diagnosed

    I am taking Latuda along with other meds. I'm not sure whether it helps because I started other treatments around the same time. It doesn't seem to be particularly sedating or to cause appetite increase.
  2. How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    I feel flat today. Don't know what to do with myself.
  3. Lithium 500mg x 2 daily _ mood stabilizer Parnate _ depression Vyvanse 50mg ADD Latuda 80mg BP depression Serax for anxiety Imovane (zopiclone) for insomnia.
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  5. My dad had this reaction to Zyban. Acted like he was going to kill us all.
  6. I'm okay. I'm IP right now. Had ECT this morning. I've run out of cigarettes unfortunately and am not allowed to go anywhere which is annoying. I think the ECT might be helping, nurses say I seem brighter anyway.
  7. What Did You Accomplish Today?

    Attended three therapy groups (I'm IP right now).
  8. Straterra made me want to sleep all The time. I've had better luck with Concerta and Vyvanse.
  9. No, I haven't. I dropped out of high school at 16. I tried to go back a few times but dropped out again and again. I've spent most of time since just rotting away at home. I am so sad and ashamed of how I've lived my life.
  10. I'm also being encouraged to use Thorazine for anxiety because I'm doing ECT. I declined and have moved to Serax which is shorter acting than Klonopin and they make sure not to give it to me 12 hours before I have ECT. I ME, AP's just aren't as good for anxiety.
  11. Sounds good other than the weight gain. I'm on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) so will be on a similar combo.
  12. damage from ECT?

    My psych says it can trigger mania.
  13. ECT

    I'm kind of in the same boat. Just starting ECT now after failing so many drugs and TMS. I'm starting a MAOI, Parnate, after ECT. I've only had one session and feel ok. It might be worth finishing the course, you can't really cross it off the list unless you do. Memory problems usually go away supposedly and perhaps some of the other side effects you're experiencing are from the anaesthetic.
  14. psychiatrist mentioned ECT again...

    If your pdoc thinks you're a good candidate I say do it. I had my first session this morning and it was no big deal. My head hurt after and I felt a bit tired but ibuprofen and coffee solved both those problems and I feel completely normal. I would recommend doing it as an inpatient because it is done early in the morning because you'll be nil by mouth from midnight, after the procedure wheeled me back to my bed and I lay there for an hour or two with the blood pressure machine running. I would have had a lot of trouble making it to the hospital by 7 in the morning. I'm not allowed any day leave today which is a bit annoying but I feel fine.
  15. Lithium 1000mg for BP Lamictal 200 for BP Latuda 80 for BP depression Valdoxan for BP depression Vyvanse 30 ADHD Serax 120 anxiety Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism Imovane (zopiclone) for insomnia