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Prozac or any SSRI cause activation and agitation in Bipolar

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In your experience  have you taken an antidepressant specifically an SSRI and it made you activated, agitated, irritable and unable to sleep

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Zoloft and Lexapro made me manic...but that was before I was diagnosed with bipolar and on a mood stabilizer. I was able to take Effexor and Cymbalta for a long time without getting manic. I'm on Prozac right now and so far no issues.

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Celexa w/o a mood stabilizer and Wellbutrin with one both caused issues 

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Lexapro without a mood stabilizer made me irritable, agitated, and I think caused akathisia (it's far enough back that I can't remember what it felt like and I didn't know what it was back then).  It didn't cause sleep issues. 

I've been able to take wellbutrin without one while also taking lithium, but the wellbutrin was stopped when I landed in the hospital for mania.  I don't know if there was a direct link between the two, though, because I had been on it for a good 3-4 months before that happened.

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11 minutes ago, looking for answers said:

welbutrin without a stabilizer

Has wellbutrin @ 300mg XL with a stabilizer been treating you well?

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1 hour ago, argh said:

Has wellbutrin @ 300mg XL with a stabilizer been treating you well?

 

1 hour ago, argh said:

Has wellbutrin @ 300mg XL with a stabilizer been treating you well?

it has amazingly

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Posted (edited)

Any time I take any SSRI I feel like once it’s in my system I’ve smoked crystal meth. 

Edited by Chrisalt87

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