Tacea Posted January 3, 2008 Share Posted January 3, 2008 Hi folks, I hope the New Year finds you well. I'm bipolar and I've been struggling with meds for a lifetime. At the moment I'm still on Lamictal 250mg. which I've been on for over a year. Things were tolerable until I started having the anxiety "rushes" from hell. Doc added a low dose of Paxil 2 mo. ago for the anxiety (GAD/panic) and it helped a lot, but added fatigue, zippo sex drive, and brain fog. I was still cycling so he added 75 mg of Trileptal. It helped with the cycling alright - put me out to lunch. Tingling, more fatique, blurred vision so bad I was afraid to drive, add more brain fog...you get the pic. So....this is where I'm asking your help. Is anyone on meds for bipolar that friggin' works w/o throwing us into outer space, or a permanent wrinkly spot under the covers cuz we're too tired to get up? Anything that doesn't make us tip the scales or suck our thumb in lala land? I'm a writer. I need to choke up words on the spot, and have the memory to spell a simple word, put together a simple phrase. I'm going to lose my job with my mind (or what's left of it). HELP! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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