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  1. Update: Finally, two snowstorms later, saw the psychiatrist today. She decided to up my Seroquel XR to 400 as I have been having really bad racing thoughts. Hopefully this works! Thank you everyone for your opinions and well wishes!!🤗 Thank you!! Good luck with your med adjustments too!🤗 Hopefully you’re doing okay since discontinuing the Wellbutrin XL.
  2. It really does suck being rejected for an illness. I didn’t tell him my official diagnoses yet and am still kind of afraid to, but at least now he knows I take meds. Him and I are texting now. So we’ll see how things go, haha .
  3. Thank you for your help in breaking the stigma!! We need more people like you, haha . You’re right, a lot of people are strong enough nowadays to get help and take some sort of medication.
  4. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I’m glad you are now getting the help that you need. It’s sad how people don’t realize the impact they have on someone when they belittle someone for taking their meds. People don’t act this way with diabetes meds, and to me there is no difference between treating mental illness and treating a physical illness like diabetes. Both are dangerous, debilitating conditions when left untreated.
  5. I’m not sure if he saw me taking my night meds or my morning meds- He didn’t say and I didn’t ask because I didn’t want to reveal more about my meds than I had to, haha. He just said he saw me taking my meds and asked what they were and what they were for. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I can’t atand when people stigmatize us and call us weak for taking meds. If anything, it makes us stronger for having the courage to get the help that we need. I totally agree with you.
  6. I thought it was odd too. To be honest I kind of froze for a second. I wasn’t offended at all, but it just kind of caught me off guard because I’ve NEVER been asked that before by someone that I just met. He hasn’t texted me at all today so far, but I’m not planning on texting him either. I don’t want to seem to available to him, so I guess if he’s still interested then he can text me, and if not, then oh I guess he won’t.
  7. Thanks! That makes me feel a bit better. I hope you’re right! But I suppose we’ll see.
  8. I have absolutely no idea. He texted me that randomly. I don’t usually overshare or even share any of those details with someone that I haven’t been talking to that long but he kind of caught me off guard and I didn’t want to lie. I didn’t straight up tell him my diagnoses but I told him that they are for my mood and keep me going.
  9. I will definitely do some research and mention it to my pdoc- I had no idea Aplenzin even existed until right now, or anything about the chloride salt va bromide. I was supposed to go to the pdoc last week but she moved my appointment to next week because we had a bad snowstorm. Can’t wait because I am beginning to lose my damn mind.
  10. So I met a guy who I really liked. We went on a few dates, then I ended up spending the night last night. Once I got home, he texted me and asked me what medications I took this morning, which I was honest. He said that hasn’t scared him away, but he has been distant and stopped texting me. I know the answer, but it just makes me depressed how stigmatized we are as a community and I wish I never spent the night with him. I’m sorry for the long rant. Anyone else experience anything similar while dating?
  11. Thanks everyone! I’m finally seeing my pdoc this week. I’m pretty sure I’m going through a mixed episode, starting a few days ago. Constant agitation, jumpiness, and energy joining my feelings of hopeless and lack of energy (if that makes any sense). I’m scared and want to get this under control because I start my new job in 2 weeks and it’s a really good one. Just 2 more days until my pdoc appointment so I’m almost there. Nothing seems to be helping but exercising and meditating seem to at least keep it from getting worse. Will update everyone after my appointment.
  12. Thanks! The only problem is that every ssri and snri that I have taken has caused me to go manic. I tried Lithium twice- worked a little bit, but both times gave me horrible stomach pains and diarrhea to the point where I would have to run to the bathroom. It also have me tremors. I also tried Lamictal and that actually helped too much- made me hypomanic and angry.
  13. I am currently taking Seroquel XR, Vyvanse, and Neurtontin. I haven't had a full blown manic episode since the Seroquel XR but I think I am still having some racing thoughts. I am also experiencing on and off depression. I talked to my pdoc about this last month when I saw her. She wanted to add Wellbutrin XL to the list but I took that in the past and it made me jittery and anxious. She then agreed not to, and said to give it a little while longer with my meds how they currently are. She said either 1.) we can just increase the Seroquel XR to 400 mg, 2.) keep my current meds the same but add Abilify, or 3). Keep my current meds the same but add Latuda. I know everyone's MMV and that no advice is to substitute the advice or decision of my pdoc, but I guess I'm just curious on others' opinions. I am scared to go up on my Seroquel anymore than it is, but I haven't had any bad side effects with 'quel either. It also seems to be working fairly well for me Also scared to try other AP's, especially with Seroquel. Do you think just asking for the Seroquel dose to be increased during my visit next week will be my best bet? Thanks
  14. I would bring this up with your pdoc during your next appointment, maybe he/she can do a med change for you. I hope you feel better soon!