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  1. I'm not a doctor, but that's what I would do. If it makes you feel better, I take all of my lamotrigine once a day, I don't divide the dose. I find I get effective coverage that way if you're concerned it will poop out?
  2. jarn

    whatever the weather

    Whew! Sure I see this now...I messaged you today. I can't remember everyone who is Australian but I was pretty sure you were!
  3. Can I be dumb about the American medical system and ask how she's getting these meds without seeing a doctor? Could you go to an appointment with her to help her raise this?
  4. Oh it probably was ED-ish. I'm trying really hard to reframe my relationship with food but it's a work in progress. I was really offended when dx'd a year ago by the psychologist - I was like 'I stopped purging YEARS ago' but the more I examine how I eat and relate to food the more I can see I have an ED.
  5. Well not that that's good but it's nice to 'know' someone who has it. I don't know what started my aversion to meat, eggs I was allergic to as a child so I suppose that's explainable? Mushrooms, no idea. As a child, I used to refuse to finish my meat at dinner so my mom would make me eat it for breakfast the next morning. When I didn't finish it then, that was it - I didn't have to try again at lunch (she admits now this was not the best approach). I've puked up salads and lentil soups too if they looked funny or a texture took me by surprise. In that sense, ARFID does bug me. And if I gag once, I can't finish, because I will 100% keep gagging then puke, even if it's a food I like.
  6. I've been dx'd EDNOS partially remitted. I've restricted, binge/purge. I'm trying to focus on eating healthy but it's hard. It's one reason (aside from moral) that I am trying to eat plant-based, though I recognize doing so is probably also an ED-symptom. But I'm focused on hitting macros and micros and aren't worrying about calories - and they get tracked with the macros and micros so I know I'm getting plenty! I do have - and I'll be damned if I can remember what it's called, it's a specific dx I believe - the kind of eating disorder that restricts what you eat to limited things from a psychological perspective. I've been vegetarian since I was 16 because meat makes me puke - I cannot stand the taste and texture. Eggs are the same. I have trouble with mushrooms unless they're chopped up tiny. There are a bunch of things that cause me to puke because of texture, and stuff that I think I'll react to, so I do. Once I almost puked a nacho because it was 'unusually crunchy'. What is it called...off to google. Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. Self-diagnosed, and not something I want to do anything about, as I can be plenty healthy as a veg*n, but yes. This is me: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/arfid. Toby DOES want me to practice eating mushrooms though.
  7. I don't think anyone is necessarily saying to change fanapt - but you might want to discuss meds to lower prolactin (and if there are any issues associated with those long term).
  8. Just dropping in to go off-topic but your thread on sexual side effect drugs and the raised prolactin your docs haven't dealt with because you're not lactating - elevated prolactin also interferes with menses. This may be from something completely different and you know that, but I thought I'd mention it as you could be having symptoms of elevated prolactin that need to be addressed.
  9. Welcome! Bipolar 1.5...sounds like an operating system! I like it!
  10. It is (I only have current meds on my edit sig anyways). I used to have daily panic, gabapentin has pretty well taken that away. I was just thinking about Gearhead's comment of a rescue PRN - works well for some people, but for me, having something that's always there mostly has made such a big difference.
  11. I dunno, for me and my general anxiety, gabapentin (daily med) worked way better than a PRN, even when I was taking my PRN (Ativan) daily. Now I only use Ativan to help me sleep when I'm on the upswing.
  12. Cyproheptadine and bromocriptine are both used for high prolactin...which, weren't you having issues with that? I forget what you ended up doing though. Could it be possible prolactin levels are playing into this? (I'm going WAY into left field here)
  13. I'm catching up. Keep fighting the good fight. Stay in touch with us and even though it can suck if you need to, please go to the ER.
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