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  1. glad to you hear you have a plan and got some help! hope it all works for you. FWIW ive taken trintellix in the past, i liked it. I know a few that have! Glad you have insurance and have some things going your way. Stay healthy.
  2. interesting thought.......you could be right...... I take the seroquel at night as well.....same time i take the remeron, and melatonin
  3. Hi! I havent been here for a while. I just wanted to say hang in there. There is hope. I hit a very bad lengthy period myself. Tons of med failures and hopelessness........Switch doctors, again! and finally got with the right people(not saying your not with them!) and got things together. It was a LONG process, i was on a ton of medications as well. Regardless. There is hope, hang in there! Ask about past meds, being combined with other meds in different combinations(assuming it wasnt crazy side effects why you stopped). The one thing I felt like mentioning....is I have migraines m
  4. Hey everyone! long time no talk. I hope everyone is doing well. Things are pretty good my way. Im down to 3 meds!! Remeron, seroquel, Vyvanse. But I have a question for anyone who has used Remeron for sleep. So Remeron has been good for me, helps anxiety, depression, and sleep. I started on 15mg and that was pretty good. Then I have had some depression, so they changed the dose to 30mg. The doc and I talked about how that may not be as effective for sleep. She had said I could add some more melatonin. I take 5, she said i could go up to 12 safely(she has a background in sleep medicine). I
  5. Hows your fluid intake? drinking more can lower it......... Did you get it checked at the same time of day? Same hours since last dose? etc.......... Alot of factors can lower it.
  6. From personal experience with bulking and cutting. When im restricting calories, it can mess with me. It only does if its one of two things Restricting too much too fast for quick results Prolonged cuts, with intense workouts..... both can mess withy our anxiety, depression, (im sure OCD), hormones, sleep, sex drive, irritability
  7. the strain your placing on CNS and body is insane. What an EXTREMELY RAPID weight loss. Good for you!, glad your able to lose it. But doesnt mean its the safe way, or a way that is not going to cause you major side effects.
  8. Think positive. I know easier said than done. But believe you have some good coming to you, and that you deserve it. You can get there. It sounds like you are making positive steps. Be thankful for that, every day. Keep moving forward. Realize you will have set backs, thats ok! Just keep your head up. Im always around, I get notifications,and i lurk!
  9. Thank you! hope all is well with you also! thank you thank you! im excited too! at that point in life, i didnt know what to do, i was out of options, literally no one else in the city could see me besides admitting myself. Thats how i ended up there. i told a few doctors about it, they all just shake their head. Ive read some of his reviews, and seen similar I used to obsess over it, but i dont now. But i never ever identified with that. I think sometimes the meds need to do the heavy lifting. Sometimes you need to do the heavy lifting. In reality at som
  10. Ha yeah I'm still around! Thing with me when I crashed is I had so many other medical issues, and life issues. It was hard to sort it all out. I never identified as ever bein "up" only down. Anxiety yeah, a lot. I dunno. I think I set sabatoged a lot too with meds, if there was a side effect I tossed it aside. I also for the longest time wanted the med to do all the work. Then when I crashed I NEEDED a med to do the heavy lifting. Now I'm doing a lot of work. I think it's hard to sort things out, for ourselves, and for doctors. It's an ever evolving process. No case is cookie cutter.
  11. It was interesting. But then from there my pcp managed my meds until I got into an iop, including putting me back on klonopin, and managing the seroquel. But then the iop doc said he didn't see bipolar. But that since I had failed so many drugs, and that this other doc must have seen something, that we should hold that diagnosis and try that route. Then it stuck. Even when I got out of the iop the new doc said " I don't think your bipolar, but someone did, and you just can't know, I can't say for certain, so wel just stick with what's working for now" thus we stayed.
  12. It helped. But it mashed things down and sedated and such. Think at a time each med had a purpose. But we needed to peel back massively. Lithium was a game changer. It pulled me out of a very dark hole. It did help. But when I felt a bit better consistently and was clearly over medicated, we didn't wanna listen . that pdocs eval was strange. He told me to only answer what he asked. Not to expand on things. Time was limited. So if I tried to explain why I had anxiety in a situation he hissed at me and clapped his hand to shoosh. But his rationale was none of the meds they tried wer
  13. Thanks! My diagnosis was always anxiety and depression. Then along the way one dr who I didn't agree with said i was bp2. The next few doctors said they disagreed but was sticking with it since most meds weren't working. Long road of poor psychiatric care imho. but with the medical stuff. A few doctors urged for another opinion, along with my therapist(who works for my ex dr) that I still see. So I did. They were on board that the diagnosis and meds didn't make sense. The goal was to reduce medications. As soon as I got down to 300 lithium I could feeL the tides turning. The med re
  14. Hey all. I havent posted much for a while now. I still think about you guys. You all helped me so much , and I appreciate that. I wanted to come and tell you that. I don't remember exactly what I've posted and not. But Ive had some medical issues since last March, been off work and such. But in the midst of that. Many doctors urged me to get another psych opinion, said my meds didnt make sense, etc. My Pdoc wasn't listening to me anyways. So I did. I have been with a new doctor and her team, and its been wonderful. We've gone back to my old diagnosis, while still keeping an eye out for s
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