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  1. Thank you everyone. Is it really necessary to call my doctor though? I havent felt this amazing in so long. im not out of control so maybe I can ride it out?
  2. I started feeling intensely good about two to three weeks ago. In the last week its intensified. I drove around for hours giving a lot of money to homeless people, am sleeping 3 hours and feel great, have to drink to calm myself, did something extremely out of character (bought drugs), have been spending tons of money and people say Im talking too fast. My brother told me I seem manic. So maybe I am, but I have self awareness about it and I thought manic people didnt. My question - do I call my doctor tomorrow (its not THAT severe at all) or would it be fine to wait for my pdoc appointment next week? Im driving people crazy with the talking.
  3. The Depakote doesnt seem to be doing anything, which is fine. I dont like meds with severe side effects
  4. I was on 3 mg of Linesta and it did nothing. I found Ambien to be more useful.
  5. Still doing quite well where the paranoia is concerned. No hallucinations either. Let me know how you respond to it.
  6. Be interested, and show that you're interested. Ask about what work life is like, anything unexpected that might pop up, etc.
  7. I've heard a lot about Latuda for bipolar depression, but didn't know that it was effective for psychosis (which I... probably should have... seeing as it's an antipsychotic.) But since my dose went up to 160 mg, the voices I used to hear have disappeared, my paranoia has gone way down, and I feel much happier. Has anyone else been helped a lot by Latuda for psychotic-related symptoms?
  8. There was a time when I was convinced I had BPD and would spend all hours of the night researching the best treatments. Now, that said, I am obviously no expert. But I have read that antipsychotics have shown to be of benefit for those suffering from BPD. For PTSD, I am not so sure. I have heard that Seroquel helps particularly, but again, I am no expert. I have also heard that Lamictal is useful for BPD. Personally, when I took it I felt like I was floating on clouds -- slightly hypomanic. Not the typical response from someone with BPD, probably, but I've Lamictal is known as a great anti-depressant mood stabilizer. I've read that antidepressants like Prozac aren't of particular use for BPD, but that statement would be a whole lot more useful if I had the statistics behind them. I'll try to dig them up.
  9. Paroxetine made me manic so I couldn't try that again. Thanks for the replies guys. It calmed down after a while and the Depakote was increased. Sometimes I get initial "activation" after starting an AD that never goes into full-blown mania.
  10. Ditto with dancesintherain's second paragraph. Does your doctor know the full extent of what's going on? Now would be a good time to see him/her. And if you ever feel like you're in danger, or if someone else, please don't hesitate to check yourself into ER. I know it sucks, I know it's hard, but it's the right thing to do.
  11. Made a change or two... depakote -- mood stabiliziation (1000 mg, titrating up) zoloft -- depression/anxiety (25 mg, titrating up, I assume -- I explained how I went a bit manic on this one-- or rather, after stopping it abruptly) latuda -- psychotic symptoms/depression (160 mg, very effective) ativan (1 mg 3x per day, for anxiety) adderall (10 mg 2x a day, for idiopathic hypersomnia)
  12. depakote - for mood stabilization zoloft - for depression/anxiety latuda - for psychotic symptoms/depression klonopin - for anxiety
  13. My doctor started me on 25 mg of Zoloft early last week to help combat my awful anxiety (I would wake up in the middle of the night, panicking, and I didn't know why) and I didn't want to take Klonopin every day. Starting yesterday I felt an incredible calm come over me, along with rushes of euphoria. I also have more energy/motivation. I didn't think ADs could work so fast. I also was started on Depakote as a mood stabilizer (Lithium was making me shake badly) but I don't see how that would have an effect on my anxiety... would it? Any stories/experiences would be very helpful. Thanks.
  14. I believe cyclothymia is a "mild" (pardon the term) kind of bipolar, where you have hypomania but mild depressions rather than major depressions. It is possible that your new doctor has diagnosed you with bipolar II rather than cyclothymia.
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