gizmo Posted February 25, 2009 Share Posted February 25, 2009 Quick rundown on me: I've been diagnosed BP for 4 years now. I've tried every AAP, am currently on Geodon, which didn't stop one depressive episode and one mixed episode (one at 80 mg, one at 160 mg). I've had either bad reactions or no positive effect with every aap I've tried. The only constant through them all has been lithium, which I've been on for three years. I've even retried several of the aap's. Yes, I tried Lamictal twice. Got a rash (not THE rash) both times and was taken off it. I had a major mania in September/October that only 20mg a day of zyprexa quit. I wasn't tired. I was a little hungrier, but when you drink 150-200 ounces of liquid a day thanks to lithium/topamax, you stay relatively full. I had a mixed episode three weeks ago. pdoc started me on 5 mg of zyprexa. It relieved 80% of my symptoms (mainly paranoia/extreme anxiety/agitation/not sleeping/auditory hallucinations). It hasn't really made me hungry. In fact, I've lost about 30 pounds over the last 2 months. Saw pdoc today who thinks that taking me up to 10mg for more than an episode may be what needs to be done. I want to do anything that will keep me level. I haven't had a period of time without paranoid anxiety, mania, or depression for longer than 3 months. I'm tired. I want it to end. Other people with BP are stable, why can't I have that? Pdoc says she will have blood sugar monitored at each visit to make sure I don't turn diabetic. Am I the only person on earth considering this? From what I read, people can't get off zyprexa fast enough. All I can see is that it's an "emegency drug" to be used short term. I could use some input. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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