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Drugs for depressive part of bipolar
I've been thinking about bringing up Wellbutrin to my PA for my depression/depressive episodes and mixed episodes. I know Antidepressants usually get a bad rep for use in treatment for bipolar disorder because they can trigger mania, but from what I've researched Wellbutrin seems to be an atypical one that affects dopamine more. Am i correct in stating that? I have severe motivation issues and feel generally apathetic when it comes to everything. Also from what I've researched it seems Prozac and Wellbutrin are a good combination that have been studied in use for treatment of the depressive aspect of bipolar disorder. I was on wellbutrin long ago before I had my MDD retracted but can't specially remember how I reacted. My mother tells me I did really well on it but I'm weary about restarting it from all the research I've done on antidepressants.
Any one ever been on this combination and have anything to say about it? Pros/Cons? Stories? Anything would be beneficial in helping me decide if its even worth bringing up.
How Deep TMS Saved Me...For Two Weeks *Trigger Warning*
So, you may have read my post about Deep TMS and how it saved my life. Unfortunately, my feelings were short lived. My last treatment was Wednesday 4\27\2016. As soon as I tapered down to one treatment a week, I was sent into a depressive fog. I became suicidial, depressed, isolative, and started to self injure. My treatment team is very aware and I live in a boarding home so I am pretty safe.
I am on suicidial checks and also just hang out in the community. I, still am on the end of my rope.
So, next step: ECT. I hope it works.
Caffeine as a stimulant for ADHD type symptoms
I have ADHD type symptoms and its possible that I have it, or at least my tdoc thinks so, My concentration is appalling, as is my memory and other things, anyway, I've always found that caffeine calms me down rather than vice versa which I believe could be an indicator or ADHD, correct me if Im wrong. There's a few articles on the internet regarding this and the results seem to be mixed, with it having no effect on some people and an effect on others.
I'm having an extremely hard time at school with my concentration and memory and I wont be able to see my pdoc till the 25th of next month, so I figured I'd give the caffeine a try for a week and see if it helps, I'm going to start with 100mg in the morning and i might increase to 100mg as well at lunch but we'll see how it goes, I'll start tomorrow (Saturday in Aus) and figure out whether I'll need another dose during the day and see how I go next week, I'll keep this updated for anyone who is interested.
The only med i've tried for these symptoms is Clonidine and it didn't help, my pdoc is focussing on these symptoms now so hopefully I'll be trying Strattera or possibly a stimulant, either way I'd like to find something that helps.
I'll link some of the articles
Lithium carbonate withdrawal Seroquel
Okay this is my first forum posts. So please bear with me.
For or the last several years I have been on lithium 900mg and 1100mg broken in three doses.
I recently lost my insurance which covered the cost to be on there.
I've been withdrawaling for the last week and 2 day. (9 days total). I get the worst cold chills and feel super depressed and hopping not to spiral out of control when the maniac kicks in.
So my question is as follows...
Has as anyone else deal with this and how long did it last??