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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.
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??
For many, behind the perceived success lurks the same highs and lows, as well as the fears of stigma and shame... even outright discrimination.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1087129 (To download without registering: http://www.hpbcreations.com/pdfs/bipolarlawyer.pdf)
Freaked out: pdoc says bipolar1.
I'd like to know if anyone else has this 'problem' please. I found out last week that my pdoc changed my diagnosis from bipolar 2 to bipolar 1. I cried all day. After reading the criteria, I see that I AM bp1, but there's something about how it's so hard to treat...it's really upsetting me. Anyone ever felt that way?