CaptainYaaar Posted August 9, 2009 Share Posted August 9, 2009 I am bipolar, although Im not sure which kind. I am currently on Trileptal 300mg 2x a day, Risperdone 4mg, Prozac 20mg, and a trial run for Nuvigil 150mg for mood and Risperdone 8mg, and Zolipdem 20mg for sleep. I can't tell if its the Prozac or the Zolipdem, but I am struggling with depression and the kind of apathy that surprises me. The Nuvigil is helping a little bit but for the most part I feel just apathetic, dumb, mute, and down. I am getting ready to start school for fall semester and Im pretty sure that I don't give a rats ass, which is really unlike me. What makes this problem more complicated is the fact that my file is pretty thick and my med options are running out. My pdoc is starting to suggest things like Lithium and MAO Inhibitors to me, and Im really hesitant. The Trileptal and Risperdone work well for me and I have no desire to lose them. Im thinking the Prozac is contributing to the apathy and the Zolpidem is contributing to the depression, but its the only thing that gets me to sleep. I would like to try a med that targets depression like Lamictal does but I tried it before and I was one of the patients who got swollen and rashy from it. Things are progressing to the point where I just fake a smile through social situations and that's not like me at all. Its to the point where people notice that I am depressed and ask me about it. My questions are: Is Lithium really that bad? Is it possible to just stay on the Trileptal and Risperdone and not take an AD? Does anybody have any insights into my situation that I just may not be seeing? Any input that anyone has to offer on this will be really appreciated and thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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