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  1. For sure! That's exactly what Lamictal did to me (minus the weight gain). It made me so anxious, gave me weird OCD-like symptoms, and even made me hostile toward my family and friends. I know Lamictal can be a great medication for some people but for me, it was hell.
  2. That's good!! I would keep a journal of your emotions for the next few days until you see your doctor and then bring it to the appointment!
  3. I'm really sad that I can't get off work to go to the Britney concert this summer. I guess there will be other years, though
  4. BP I here and I take Vyvanse (Not typically a good idea but there's reason behind this). I also have horrible ADD and have always had trouble even listening to a converesation without ADD/ADHD meds. I also take Seroquel XR 400 so I think that pretty much prevents me from tipping to the other side. Also, I think the Vyvanse helps with the Seroquel sedation and the Seroquel XR helps with the Vyvanse overstimulation. Both together with Neurontin for anxiety keep me stable, sane, and focused.
  5. Have you tried Seroquel XR? It now comes in a generic and IME, it doesn't 'knock me on my A$$' the way that Seroquel instant release does. IME It'smuch smoother and it lasts 24 hours. Maybe try that first since you have no other side effects from Seroquel other than the 'Seroquel Hangover' in the mornings?
  6. That’s interesting- I’ve heard of people taking Vyvanse for treatment resistant depression though. Anyway, you said that Seroquel was too sedating during the day- Have you tried Seroquel XR? Maybe since it’s a slower/more gradual release than instant, it could maybe give you a more smooth and less “knock you on your @$$” feeling. But YMMV. I take Seroquel XR for my bipolar (really helps squash my mania and depression and racing thoughts) and that seems to be working wonders for me, but we all have different brain chemistry. Maybe you could try Remeron like someone else suggested? You could also try Wellbutrin- It shouldn’t mess with your sex drive at all. It didn’t work for me and did make me anxious, but like I said, YMMV (your mileage may vary). Anyway, I wish you the best of luck and really hope you find the right medication. Please call your doctor and make an appointment ASAP! Also, please keep us updated! ??
  7. I apologize if this is in the wrong category- I couldn’t find anywhere else to post this. Anyway, my mom is taking Aricept (Donepazil) for early dementia. She has been having horrible, awful dreams that are waking her up throughout the night since starting Aricept. She was taking 5mg but it had absolutely no effect on her so her doctor bumped her up to 10mg. Are there any alternative medications that we could ask her doctor about? She would definitely like to discontinue this medication ASAP but I made her promise me that she wouldn’t stop or change anything without talking to her doctor. Does anyone know of a similar medication that maybe doesn’t cause so much nightmares or anxiety? Thanks. Edit: My Mom also takes 20mg of Prozac (Fluoxetine) every morning and has taken the exact same dosage of Prozac for 20 years.
  8. Update: Finally, two snowstorms later, saw the psychiatrist today. She decided to up my Seroquel XR to 400 as I have been having really bad racing thoughts. Hopefully this works! Thank you everyone for your opinions and well wishes!!? Thank you!! Good luck with your med adjustments too!? Hopefully you’re doing okay since discontinuing the Wellbutrin XL.
  9. It really does suck being rejected for an illness. I didn’t tell him my official diagnoses yet and am still kind of afraid to, but at least now he knows I take meds. Him and I are texting now. So we’ll see how things go, haha .
  10. Thank you for your help in breaking the stigma!! We need more people like you, haha . You’re right, a lot of people are strong enough nowadays to get help and take some sort of medication.
  11. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I’m glad you are now getting the help that you need. It’s sad how people don’t realize the impact they have on someone when they belittle someone for taking their meds. People don’t act this way with diabetes meds, and to me there is no difference between treating mental illness and treating a physical illness like diabetes. Both are dangerous, debilitating conditions when left untreated.
  12. I’m not sure if he saw me taking my night meds or my morning meds- He didn’t say and I didn’t ask because I didn’t want to reveal more about my meds than I had to, haha. He just said he saw me taking my meds and asked what they were and what they were for. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I can’t atand when people stigmatize us and call us weak for taking meds. If anything, it makes us stronger for having the courage to get the help that we need. I totally agree with you.
  13. I thought it was odd too. To be honest I kind of froze for a second. I wasn’t offended at all, but it just kind of caught me off guard because I’ve NEVER been asked that before by someone that I just met. He hasn’t texted me at all today so far, but I’m not planning on texting him either. I don’t want to seem to available to him, so I guess if he’s still interested then he can text me, and if not, then oh I guess he won’t.
  14. Thanks! That makes me feel a bit better. I hope you’re right! But I suppose we’ll see.
  15. I have absolutely no idea. He texted me that randomly. I don’t usually overshare or even share any of those details with someone that I haven’t been talking to that long but he kind of caught me off guard and I didn’t want to lie. I didn’t straight up tell him my diagnoses but I told him that they are for my mood and keep me going.
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