Cetkat Posted October 20, 2006 Share Posted October 20, 2006 So, I've tried the two major meds - Lithium & Lamictal. However, even though they helped, I wasn't able to stay on them. I was on the Lithium first, for depression and suicidal thoughts. It helped a great deal with just the first pill. But - it also gave me really bad tremors...enough for people to really notice. I couldn't perform my job like that, and my pdoc didn't want to add a med to counter it. So she took me off. Then she added Lamictal for general mood & to use instead of the Lithium. It helped me as well in the beginning. But then, I got a type of tired insomnia & anxiety that made depression much much worse. So, I got off that one pretty quickly. Now, we're trying the AAP's. But so far they haven't helped any more than the mood stabilizers. Aside from that, I also suffer from aches and pains. These can, and do, get bad enough that just the slightest touch will cause pain. I know that they're related to the depression and to the amount of sleep I get. The worse the depression, and the less sleep I get - the more it hurts. I've self-treated before with Wellbutrin & l-tryosine (in addition to my Cymbalta), and that helped. But, now I see that some mood stabilizers can have the same effect. So, I was wondering; What would be a good third mood stabilizer to try? Does anyone have any suggestions for one that works like the other two, but also helps with the pain? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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