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  1. How long were you on it for Thanks for the replies everyone. And I do realise it would be different for everybody too.
  2. How effective is this for delusions, paranoia and psychosis in general? I have just been started on it today after Palliperidone not working well enough. I have SZA BP type I am also on prozac so I am hoping for the mood stablising effect too. Also how bad is the weight gain and appetite effect with the olanzipine? Thanks in advance
  3. I'm SZA.... original dx BP2. I have had hypomania and mixed episodes. But I always get MUCH more anxiety that then goes into paranoia/delusions and often my mood states and unstable mixed states or, as you said, "meh" depressions. I don't flucuate often from up/down but I am not "well" or stable often either. I have, after 9 years, just found a med mix that is working so well for me and that is Paliperidone, Topirimate and Prozac and melanotin to sleep of a night-time. Paliperidone has saved my life!!!
  4. anyone been on or taking dothep? have you experienced weightgain or bad side effects from it? my current pdoc is considering putting me on it and I am just wondering what it's like for people as it seems to be very uncommon
  5. what have people experienced and at what dose? i've just been perscribed this so just wondering what to expect (may/could happen) I know everyone is different.
  6. She is dangerously beautiful. As each day goes by, she blends in more and more with the shadows, and it gets harder to see who she really is inside.

  7. Has anyone out there taken this med? If so, what were the side effects? If any? I've been told I have treatment resistant bipolar- so meds haven't always been useful. Was on laminate but it was making me feel constantly ill. For personal reasons, I don't want to try lithium, but there was another person on the ward my last admission who was taking topirimate for bipolar (I have bp2) I've tried several other meds too. So I suggested trying this as a previous Dr had suggested it as well. Dr has prescribed 25mg to titrate. I'm a bit worried about the brain fog but I gurss we'll see.
  8. I think us Bipolars (sorry to be politically incorrect there) get psychologically and emotionally worn out on occasion from just being bipolar. I believe that even when we are mostly/somewhat stable on meds, if the moods still fluctuate, then all the rigmarole still goes on physiologically and is still exhausting. "needing a break form life" seems like a common theme amongst us, I too, have these strong feelings and start feeling like talking an impulsive action to just get away from myself. I also have intrusive thoughts, paranoid/self destructive thoughts that get stuck whirling in my head and it is a learned helplessness in me now that I have to get away from it all as I know (no mater what anyone says) it will always be a part of my life. Granted, I have had about 4 really GOOD months in the last 7 but there were lapses in that time, mood and ED, now I am relapsing into a mood episode and have an emergency atp with my pdoc tomorrow... Though none of that is at all helpful probably, I guess I just wanted to let you know you're not alone in this
  9. I am sorry to hear that all of this is going on for you It is not nice being misunderstood and having your feelings invalidated I don't have any useful advice, but I do have empathy and can tell you that your first posts sounds exactly where I am at in my head and life right now. It was kinda almost scary for me in a way as I was going to write a thread basically the same. I am wishing for things to get better for you soon.
  10. I want a baby so bad, for the right reasons... Not to fill a gap or need in my life- but because I would love to have a child, get to know that child and help them grown. Not an impulse- it has been going through my mind on and off since the start of the year. And I want to try. But as I am not in a 'solid' r/ship and not working, getting disability pension from Centrelink (australia govt) I feel I shouldn't as it would be bad for the baby not having enough $$ I am turning 25, and never wanted to be an older mum (so many reasons) and I have my parents for support and can stay with them... but I don't know what do do??? As in, if it is wrong of me to have the baby? And then there is the fact of my Bipolar and meds etc I know noone here can give me an answer, I just wanted to talk it over.
  11. Breastfeeding halps you lose weight?!?! Wow thank you all so much for you're replies. I am so scared. I want a baby so bad, for the right reasons... it has been going through my mind on and off since the start of the year. And I want to try. But as I am not in a 'solid' r/ship and not working, getting disability pension from Centrelink (australia govt) I feel I shouldn't as it would be bad for the baby not having enough $$ I am turning 25, and never wanted to be an older mum (so many reasons) and I have my parents for support and can stay with them... but I don;t know what do do???
  12. HI all, I am going to discuss all this with my pdoc, but I wanted peer opinions, knowledge and if possible, experiences too. I am looking at having a baby in the next few months but wondering how I will go. BP type 2 and am on Lamotrigine. How harmful would it be to be taking lamotrgine while trying to conceive and possibly the first few weeks of pregnancy til I knew from a test? How is it having bipolar and no meds whilst pregnant/breastfeeding? Thanks in advance
  13. Thank you And I am sorry to hear that MiaB. And yes it does seem to San. Ehhh, I was hoping to have these certificates done this year so next year, I could move on to Uni. And if I didn't get in to Uni I was going to do the Diploma (step up from the cert 4's) I looked at the assignments that I have due soon, which is 3 now, and I will have to get the fourth tomorrow; I just can't. I can't get my head around it
  14. I guess this is more of a ramble... there probably won't be much point to this post, other than me talking, knowing I can share here. I guess I could have written a journal entry or somesuch- but part of me feels the need to share what is going on in my head right now. I had things mostly sorted, or so I thought. I had started studying 3 certificate 4's, in Mental Health Support (like MH community services), Youth Work, and AOD support- and I was LOVING it. Loving the study, the learning, the people- even the assignments were ok. I felt mostly ok in my mood. Though I knew it was only mostly. Was good for a while, then started dropping. But it felt mostly controllable though. I had met someone I had admired for YEARS which had totally blown my mind and things seemed good in my life. But I felt a downward slide and started having stronger suicidal ideation. But I just can't seem to escape the insidious nature of this beast. Even on meds I still feel uneasy. I had a few small "bumps" I guess you could say. But handled and managed through it. Then I knew the side effects to my meds were really starting to get to me, so went off the AD. Left lamotirgine alone. I was still tired and had bloods done. Turns out I am aneamic and had a few issues with my blood that I have to take supplement thingy for now. So backed of lamotrigine to see if I could feel the propper effects of all of that. Maybe a bad move, (probably) but things seemed to have all gone down hill from there. Then my Uncle died unexpectedly and that threw me for a good sixer. I just haven't really been able to pick myself back up from there. I am hating my study, have lost all motivation to attend. Everything about it is bugging me. I end up feeling frusterated and angry in the classes. I am feeling depressed, hyper, deeply depressed and unmotivated, the suicidal ideation is stronger, and all in all, I am getting really ambivilent about life. I am feeling fed up, over it, numb but not, careless towards most everything I guess moreso than numb. I am SOOOOOOOOO over the fact that I forever seem to have reoccuring bouts of this. I feel like I can't get ahead with life. These courses were EVERYTHING to me, now I don't even want to attend and feel like dropping out. I don't even want to leave the house if I can help it. Showering, whilst it happens, is an effort. MEH... I am so over it all Thank you for "listening"
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