jarn Posted April 20, 2009 Share Posted April 20, 2009 Hello.... dx is Bipolar Affective Disorder, manic with pyschotic features, rule out Schiztoaffective Disorder. After the unsuccessful attempt to go off of Seroquel and onto Ziprasidone, I am back on Seroquel, but at a low dose (400mg). I am going to my gp Thursday to go over the meds the pyschophamaracologist recommended I use with Seroquel if I stay at a low dose of Seroquel (rather than the Ziprasidone). He recommended Gapapentin (!!) and/or Pregabalin. I've done some reading on both and it appears that Gapapentin isn't in fact all that good for Bipolar or mood stabilization in general. My understanding is they are very very similar, but that Pregabalin may be better for anxiety - it wasn't clear to me from my reading how affective a mood stabilizer it was. Does anyone have any experience with these meds, with or without Seroquel? The side effects don't seem to be too bad, but I just couldn't find the same kind of info online I could normally with anti-psychotics. I'm a little concerned b/c I'm not stable right now and I would probably need to double the Seroquel to become stable. I'm worried that I'm going to be counting on what seem to be untested drugs to add that extra stabilization. Right now I feel like I'm very close to fully triggering up....I feel like my head is fighting the reins and is very close to gaining control. The Ziprasidone worked well for my head, it appears to me that AAP's work well for my brain in terms of stopping me getting triggered up AND for stopping my paranoid stuff. I feel like mentally I do the best on them, I just don't like the side effects. I was on lithium and it did not fully control me and I'm concerned the Pregabalin won't either. I guess though, I won't know til I try. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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