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  1. Here is my personal favorite. I had a doctor refuse me benzos when I was having severe anxiety and panic attacks because I was "an addict". Then the lady in the waiting room was on 3mg of klonopin and drank a liter of vodka per night. But thats OK I suppose.
  2. November maybe. Problem now is I think its causing me some anxiety. It hard to explain the feeling... something is not right, I am feeling anxiety I think its the med.
  3. I feel like this right now. I think I feel something different then you- I get mentally dull at times... actually I don't know if "dull" is the correct word.. well actually it is. :/ Like for example music or TV gets a little boring... like its lost is "spark" I don't know if I am making any sense. This doesn't happen all the time but alot of the time so... And i get restless sometimes, almost as if the Lithium is causing me a bit of anxiety.... has anyone else had this happen?? Now this has made me fucking pissed I realized because I am on .4 blood level and it seems to be working rather OK for the bipolar aspect. Still I am mad typing this I just wanted my miricle med back like Trileptal was. I developed a paradoxical reaction to Trileptal where it made me restless almost like AAP akithisia... was on it for 10.5 weeks last time couldn't tolerate it.. fuck. edit: I don't feel like myself sometimes on lithium
  4. You should qualify for the basic disability package, it pays $735 dollars per month, plus 200 food stamps and medicaid. Well you can attempt it anyways. I am 31 and I can't work either anymore. I'm fucked. edit: well this is how it is in NY... on and it takes at least 2 years too get an evaluation.. maybe longer.
  5. At 900mg with .4 blood level. Been getting restless early in the day for a while. Then about a week some anxiety started with the restlessness. Then the last 4 days suicidal thoughts and I'm sure its coming from the lithium. Later in the day it wears off with the sedation, ergo this is all coming from the lithium. Going to call doctor if this keeps up for another few days I'm hoping its a fluke. Depakote made me feel this way its foreign meaning its not me. If it is a fluke I'm afraid to tell my doctor but I think I should anyways that way if it happens again she will take me seriously? past failed med attempts: Trileptal (restlessness - very rare). Tried to add 20mg propanol.. didn't work and didn't bother pusing it to 40mg (maybe I should have) Depakote (also restless- also pretty rare). This is not looking good for me folks. I don't want the Atypical and I feel like this might be next. Fuck.
  6. See if you think the Invega might be causing the restlessness. Almost like mild akathisia.
  7. I had a similar problem with Trileptal. The med was causing restlessness, almost to the point of agitation. I was on 750mg for about 9 weeks. My doctor added propanolol to counter the restlessness. It wasn't working completely, finally I said fuck it. 750mg of Trileptal is a large enough to dose and 9 weeks is enough time for side effects. So I switched to Lithium.
  8. Another question for everyone: My type of bipolar is a continuous manic episode- that is my experience.. I noticed most of you who are taking lithium have bipolar type 1- implying your baseline episodes aren't continuous, as type 1 bipolar has remission periods or depressed periods. With me I am bipolar NOS and off meds it would always be continuous. Trileptal solves that, however I have read Lithium is only good for bipolar type 1 "classical mania and depressions". Which is not technically me.. So would Lithium not work for me then according to this criteria? I know that sounds vague... Thank you everyone for replying to this thread..
  9. I decided I can't tolerate the Trileptal anymore. Had enough of this bull shit. Going to ask my doc about lithium. And another thing- I noticed alot of doctors these days don't seem to like lithium. Why is that? If its this "gold slandered" why do docs not like to use it?
  10. is this even possible? Can medication ruin a good nights sleep? Not insomnia exactly, more like just bad sleep. Does anyone know anything about this?
  11. In December when I was off meds I had experienced a depressive episode (well hypomanic for months before)- very depressed, very agitated, it may have been a mixed state but I'm not sure exactly how to define it. Anyways I believe I experienced 'cognitive damage' in which I made my bipolar permanently worse- also the cognitive part I speak of- I lost motivation, energy, focus, ability to feel pleasure, memory, just everything, everything in my brain got fucked. It was like I could feel my brain being eaten alive by the bipolar episode- even objects visually look different- streets for example look off almost slightly distorted still and I attribute this all to that period of being off meds. Now 10 months later I still feel some of these things which I never have before.. now the only med I am on now (trileptal) also might cause some of these things but its not... its the bipolar causing this damage from episodes...
  12. Depends on the dose. I used to drink on 600-900mg daily total. My experience was that different things happen: it can enhance the alcohol or the opposite can also happen: the liver gets a workout over time so you drink more faster. I wonder if this means your body will process your medication faster. Obviously its a bad idea. And the hangovers are terrible. Just be careful. Trileptal and Lamictal are easy on the liver compared to all other anticonvulsants. Mixing with alcohol obviously is not going to be good for the liver.
  13. Her credentials state she can treat anything and that she basically specializes in addiction medicine, so I don't know what to think about this.
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