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Lamictals effect on womens
Ok I been on Lamotrigine for a few month and just this month went from 100mg day to 200mg a day. I noticed a change in my last cycle but only by 3 days so instead of 28 days it came on the 30th. That was the only time it has changed on the medicine other then that since march I have been 10% every 28 days but now I don't know if I missed my mark or just irregular?
I haven't really been active with my hubbie ONE night out of this year since our last child. So I think the odds of pregnancy are VERY low however I am buying test to be sure.
If I am still a 28 day cycle I am only 4 days off counting today if I am now a 30 day cycle I am only 2 days off counting today. My question isn't if I am pregnant or not as thats impossible for anyone to answer. My question is...
If I turn out to get a negative test like I expect When do I go to the doctor about these irregularities or changes? Like I tried to read about it some people say it can happen and is normal oter sites mark it as a serious side effect.
Like Is it a urgent thing to get checked if I get the negative like I think I will? As in do I need the ER?
Or I it something I can wait (my P Doc has a 4 week wait list) to see her about? Even if It doesn't show up at all and is negative?
Other then that besides what I usually have except sometimes my nausea feels worse BUT that's not uncommon for me I just feel really OD a lot or DR and very bad vertigo like the whole bathroom was morphing around the other day I needed help, and the outside and people look fake and I feel like I'm hung over nd a little drunk.
So basically until I take the test later today/tomorrow lets pretended it's negative and doesn't not show. Should I rush off to the ER or wait 4 weeks to see my P Doc (cant just go to OBGYN without referral from P Doc) Is it uncommon but safe or urgent like some site's say? I'm so confused it's got me freaking out thinking I'm bleeding out somewhere else in my body! (I know silly lol)
Brintellix - No appetite?
Is anyone else lost all appetite on Brintellix? First couple of days I was extremely nauseated and simultaneously starving. It was weird. Then later, I had a few days of really, really bad reflux/feeling nauseated (but it's possible that was due to something else). But now that I'm a few weeks in, I'm barely interested in food. I forget to eat. And even if I have something really delicious to eat, I'm barely interested.
I don't mind too much. It's better than being nauseated. I just have to make sure that I eat regularly whether I feel like it or not. I was just wondering if anyone else had this issue?
Can Neurontin cause neuropathy?
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Could taking Neurontin for extended periods of time actually cause neuropathy or nerve pain? I took 1800 mg per day for a couple of years off label for anxiety. Then a couple of years ago my doctor decided to wean me off Neurontin to try other things as I was having too many side effects. Ever since then I have had a lot of weakness/numbness and weird pain in my thighs, along with mild twitching, and burning pain in my lower legs like there's ants crawling around inside me. I never had any problems like this prior to taking it and it only started when I stopped taking it. It's been over a year since I got off it completely and the symptoms only continue to worsen. Could I have induced this condition taking neurontin off label like that and by stopping it my brain overreacted or something strange like that? It did cause significant edema when I was on it. Could that have put pressure on my nerves?
Pins and Needles from Abilify?
I started Abilify a few days ago and I'm experiencing the occasional "pins and needles" sensation in my hands. Has this happened to anyone out there? Insomnia is also a major concern but I'm determined to try to stick it out and get used to it (hopefullly).
Prozac/ atypicals for depression
So I have been on quite a medication journey the past few months, which began with my first hospitalization may of last year. I started taking zoloft (eventually 150mg) when I was in 7th/8th grade for ocd and depression. Worked pretty well for about six years, had normal/good energy level and not too many bad days. My senior year of high school I started to feel the zoloft was no longer working so added wellbutrin for around 2 weeks but felt no different. (looking back, I probably should I have given it more time). Made the transition to college, adjusted pretty well, but then zoloft stopped working completely and abruptly. Over the next few months, I tried brintellix, effexor, celexa, abilify, trileptal and some xanax and klonopin here and there. Ever since I stopped the celexa I have felt completely depersonalized and like my brain is in a fog. A little over a month ago I started prozac and lithium. I added buspar a few days ago for the crippling anxiety I have been dealing with. The first week of the prozac I felt a little better, more energy to get up and do things but still really depersonalized. Did generally better than I had been doing before on the prozac, but seemed to be loosing energy quickly. Fast forward to this week (4 weeks after I started Lithium and Prozac) and I feel absolutely awful. Thoughts of suicide, lots of sadness, 0 energy and incredibly depersonalized. Extremely hard to get out of bed and do stuff. Walking a few blocks seems like a marathon and I feel more fatigued than I ever have before. I've had trouble concentrating on things, reading, getting work done for a while now but it feels even worse these past few days. Wondering if anyone has any guesses what this might be about. I am up to 40 mg prozac, 600 mg lithium, and 15 mg buspar per day, and I am a pretty small woman. I'm worried about feeling this bad after 4 weeks on prozac because it seems like most people notice positive changes around 4 weeks and I seem to have taken a turn for the worse. I feel pretty defeated and am interested in trying some atypical antipsychotics, namely zyprexa or seroquel. If anyone has any experience with these in terms of unipolar depression/ major depressive disorder I would be really curious to hear your input. I was thinking of possibly starting zoloft again and adding one of those atypicals, but obviously I have to talk to my dr. I know that I should ultimately make these decisions with my doctor, but any input that could help me make some decisions would be great. Thanks.