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    31 y/o who lives with Mom, boyfriend, and 3 doggies... attending full time college. Studying, MAC makeup, reading, music, family, friends, life!!

    Current Diagnosis: MDD, PTSD, DM
    Current Meds: Wellbutrin XL, Lexapro, Latuda, Trazodone, clonidine, Clonazepam, propanolol, buspar, other DM meds
    Previous Dx: PTSD, GAD, Major Depressive Disorder
  1. I agree with Hooker and Vapour... My experiences being inpatient were good ones. Get to rest and get away from everyday life and stress, 3 meals a day and snacks - decent food- groups to go to during the day, games to play, books to read, meds tinkered with to help get me stable. Then I went to outpatient group therapy for 2 months afterwards which really helped. To tell you the truth, I felt very safe in the hospital, like they would help me save me from myself.
  2. Started Lamictal 3 weeks ago for hypomania of BPII... on 50 mg now... when will it get under control??

  3. Wellbutrin was the first med to actually lift me up and get me more motivated from a deep depression that lasted years. I hope it helps you! Keep your hope because recovery is possible!
  4. This really does sound like hypo. I had the same experience with effexor and feeling elated with some visual disturbances. I had to switch meds to control my spending
  5. This sounds like you are coming out of depression and are in a mixed state of depression/hypomania. I had a similar experience when I was put on Effexor.
  6. I had a lot of therapy including group therapy in the past but lost my health insurance when I got laid off in 2010. So, now I see my psychiatrist every 2.5 months or so to get assessed and my meds refilled because that's all I can afford. Recently, I have been there twice in two weeks because of hypomania, and will be back in a month.
  7. Not for years. I was in a major depression and this combo of meds really helped me. I was beginning to wonder if I really wasn't BP2 because for the last 4 years I have been "normal" and still struggling with bouts of more mild depression. This hypomania is something I haven't experienced in a very long time. And thank you all, very nice to meet you too!
  8. I was trying to figure out how to post on this forum, so I hope this is how. What brought me here was, I googled "vision changes with hypomania" and this came up. I have been struggling with mental health issues for my whole life, and I have been doing better than ever before in my life for a few years. I still get seasonal depression, but I purchased a SAD light and that seems to help. I started nursing school and in the beginning I was mildly depressed and for the last 2 months I have been hypomanic. I struggle everyday not to purchase a certain type of product online or in the store. I have spent at least $500 in a month on MAC makeup, split up between different credit cards. This is really bad and I can't control it. I have been on a cocktail of Wellbutrin, Celexa, Trazodone, Buspar, and minipress for a couple of years but now I need a change. My doctor prescribed me Lamictal, which I started a couple days ago. I haven't noticed any significant change yet (it's too soon), except that I finally got a full night's sleep last night. I have been sleeping 2-3 hrs/night for the last week or so and have a lot of energy during the day. Well, that's what's up with me lately. Thanks for reading my introduction and I look forward to getting to know y'all.
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