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I'm newly diagnosed with what my pshychiatrist put to me as "mild bipolar", whatever the hell that means, but I've had depression and severe anxiety disorder for years.
I've been taking 300mg wellbutrin for my anxiety for a few years now, and I've been on 200mg Topamax for chronic migraines for almost 4 years.
My new Psychiatrist just added Lamictal to my regimen today to try to aid with my mood swings. Has anyone been on this combo before? And Did it help? just looking for info on what I might be expecting.
Well I posted a couple of weeks ago that my doctor was looking into a possible diagnosis between seizures, narcolepsy, and migraines. I am still waiting to see how that goes.
Wednesday I had my consult with the sleep clinic which flagged me a lot for narcolepsy, which may or may not be relevant as I know these intermesh a lot with each other.
I have continued logging all of my seizure like episodes since I've noticed that they were more than just typical chills. If I knew how to link that post I would .The gist is for those who have not read it is it a chill like feeling in the back of my Neck, head and shoulders. My eyes would roll back and eye lids would flutter. Started out lasting roughly 2-3 seconds then progressed over time to 3-5 seconds. There was a cold shiver included with the eye roll and my head would snap backwards.
As time passed by symptoms slowly progressed. Some nights I would have 5 or 6 back to back, mainly if I were in a vehicle that had wind and ac sometimes none. Seems to be triggered by wind and cool/cold air. I cannot induce it nor does it happen all the time. Afterwards, I am sometimes sick or have aa headache, but I am always sleepy for the rest of the day.
I have continued to maintain awareness. In the last week or so my arms have begun to jerk upwards during these 'episodes' and shake a touch. Not long. Like I said they only last a couple of seconds.
Now...the newest thing that would freak me out if I were not on an awesome bipolar regimen that squashes my anxiety.....
Yesterday I had an epidose. The heat index was about 100 degrees and I was sitting in front of a huge fan trying to stay cool. Hair was pulled up. Next thing I knew my arms, shoulders, neck, and head tensed and jerked. My head snapped back. Eyes rolled. Lids fluttered. I can't remember if I felt the usual cold shiver or not because when my arms jerked upwards I felt a warm tingle that felt like electricity [best way I can describe it] go all the way to my finger tips of both arms. It matched perfectly. It was not painful like neuropathy, not pins and needles, just a warm electrical tingly feeling if that makes sense... I don't know how else to describe it. It started and stopped with the episode.
Does anyone have any ideas on this???
I've had migraines since I was about 6 years old. When I was 12 I was prescribed sumatriptan and I feel like it's been a miracle drug for me. However, more recently I've had migraines more frequently (once or twice a week), and sometimes the sumatriptan isn't helping as much as it used too. I went to the ER once a few months ago because I had a migraine so bad I felt like I was actually going to die. I'm prescribed the highest possible dose (100mg). I'm thinking of opting for some sort of treatment that would reduce the frequency of my migraines. I know of some of them I wanted to know if anyone has personally tried preventive treatments, and how they worked and how effective they are.
Just joined CB, seems like like a community with some respectable feedback. So,hello.
Issue at hand: Around the clock jaw tension and headaches
2x15 mg IR Adderall 1x morning // 1x late-afternoon
30 mg XR Adderall 1x with 15 mg IR in morn
2 MG Clonazepam
1 MG Xanax
The pain in my jaw is located just below my lobes, closer to my temple than my rear neck, but still the jaw.
I clench, I crack, rub, warm cloths, but still solution that ends with relief. Went to my GP and was prescribed Fioricet but have not recognized any significant relief. The only relief is on heavy benz dosages.
I'm taking Magnesium supplements and my last option it seems is the mouthguard.
Any suggestions? Experiences?
It claims it automatically adjusts your computer screen to the time of day according to your location (and it does). However after downloading it and playing with the settings, I found it has the ability for manual control so you can change it to warmer or cooler colors per your own eyes.
Most of their research and links about light (and their entire sell point) are about sleep and circadian rhythms, but I posted it here because it has helped me with eye strain and phtotosensitvity/photophobia of the computer screen and my neurological craziness.
I am extremely photosensitive during my Migraines and my Seizures have a definite Photosensitive trigger; so I was very excited to find this. I am mostly hoping for not having to pry myself away from the computer at 2AM because my brain feels electrified while seeing spots, flashing colors, and zigzags - just to lay in bed for 4 hours staring at pure blackness and nonexistent colors.
And also - it's free. So bonus.
I'd just thought I'd share my find (:
ETA If this topic needs to be moved, it won't bother me one bit. It's a link about software - specifically sold for sleep/circadian rhythm - successfully used by the poster for Temporal Lobe Weirdness (which apparently is not an actual board topic LOL) - posted in the Migraine Board.