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  1. I'm curious... Many of you are on new meds that are brand-name only, like Latuda, Rexulti, or Vraylar... How in the world do you afford your copay, even with the copay card? I was pondering the thought of trying Vraylar again now that it has an indication for bipolar depression, and it's freaking $625 for a month's supply, and the copay card only covers so much (in my case, I will have to pay $75/mo. if I read correctly...) How do y'all do it?? Not live in Alabama? Not have BCBS? Work to get benefits better than the formularies one gets just from paying for insurance in the market place?
  2. I apologize if this has already been posted.. I'm newly diagnosed as bipolar 1. I took risperdal 2mg for about 5 months along with zoloft 100mg. I tried not to miss it because I tended to get even cranking than I was when I did take it. Then I started taking Risperdal 3mg but I was still a grouchy old hag half the time, but was gaining a lot of weight...that's besides the point. I now take abilify 5mg and topamax 50mg twice a day. Friday night I fell asleep early and accidentally forgot to take my medicine. It was totally unintentional. I woke up the next day in the very very best of moods. I had sooo much energy. I was so happy I got on my own nerves? Could have randomly burst into song days? I explained to my husband that it felt good but it was a scary and terrible thing because that state is so unpredictable. I did end up doing and saying some very regrettable things that night that warranted a trip to the hospital but I refused. Anyways, long story short, I switched from one antipsychotic to another. Why does missing one make me super mean altogether and the latter one make me start offeuphoric until set off by any triggers? Then I became violent/hostile with SI. I was mouthy on risperdal, but with this new combo I destroyed my kitchen! With a broomstick! And the things coming out of my mouth have been even worse :/
  3. I apologize if this has already been posted.. I'm newly diagnosed as bipolar 1. I took risperdal 2mg for about 5 months along with zoloft 100mg. I tried not to miss it because I tended to get even cranking than I was when I did take it. Then I started taking Risperdal 3mg but I was still a grouchy old hag half the time, but was gaining a lot of weight...that's besides the point. I now take abilify 5mg and topamax 50mg twice a day. Friday night I fell asleep early and accidentally forgot to take my medicine. It was totally unintentional. I woke up the next day in the very very best of moods. I had sooo much energy. I was so happy I got on my own nerves? Could have randomly burst into song days? I explained to my husband that it felt good but it was a scary and terrible thing because that state is so unpredictable. I did end up doing and saying some very regrettable things that night that warranted a trip to the hospital but I refused. Anyways, long story short, I switched from one antipsychotic to another. Why does missing one make me super mean altogether and the latter one make me start offeuphoric until set off by any triggers? Then I became violent/hostile with SI. I was mouthy on risperdal, but with this new combo I destroyed my kitchen! With a broomstick! And the things coming out of my mouth have been even worse :/
  4. After seeing the same Pdoc (Dr F) for about 8 years, it got to the point where he had run out of medications for me to try and didn't know where to go from here. So I ended up seeking a 2nd opinion (with Pdoc's blessing) & have now got a new Pdoc (Dr M) (who works out of the same place in the city as my previous Pdoc). I was on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), however Dr M has decided that Prozac (fluoxetine) might be a better AD for me in terms of my anxiety & mood switches (I'm BPII). So this morning (after 13 days Pristiq free and on Dr M's orders) I took 20mg tablet of Prozac & so far am alright (I always worry when I take new meds for the first time!). I also take 150mg of Seroquel XR (Quetiapine) at night & over the next few months, Dr M wants to wean me off Seroquel & give Litihum a try. This is mainly due to weight issues, plus me finding seroquel good, but very sedating. I also take a maximum of 5mg every other day of Valium (diazepam) for my anxiety (Dr M knows about this) So the short story is: How have other people found Prozac? has anyone take it with either Lithium or Seroquel? Has anyone found it useful for anxiety &/ or panic attacks???
  5. I was just wondering what people's experiences have been regarding anti anxiety medication in combination with Antidepressants and mood stabilisers. At the moment I'm on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mgs and Epilim (sodium valproate) 800mg. I have been formally diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) but have never had any specific medication for it. Lately my anxiety has been through the roof; I talked with Hubby and have made an appt to see my family GP in a week and I see my shrink early next month. I also see a psychologist and am working through CBT. I'm going to ask my GP about going on something specific for my anxiety as it's gotten to the point that it's really impacting on my everyday life, it's not panic, but it's definitely constant high levels of anxiety. So I was just wondering what experiences people have had using anti anxiety meds in combintation with other medications and what people have found useful for them. I understand that noone is a Dr and that YMMV. thanks for your input Chiaroscuro edited cause I can't spell!!
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