Guest Richard B Posted October 11, 2009 Share Posted October 11, 2009 Hi everyone, I am bipolar II, social anxiety, and I'm taking: 40mg Celexa, 1200mg Lithium, 100mg Seroquel (at night for sleep), and 0.5mg Klonopin PRN My biggest complaint is that, hypomanic episodes are easily abated, because I have the Seroquel and Klonopin. But, depressive episodes make me feel helpless. I can't add a little of anything to pull out of them. I do get regular exercise, I do jiu jitsu, and I have a Happy Light I use to make sure I get plenty of winter light. Other than that, when I get into a depressive period, I'm helpless. My doctor suggested perhaps I might want to try Lamictal. I'm thinking I might want some Adderall on hand for an as-needed boost out of it. Do either of those sound reasonable? I don't have insurance, so the Lamictal makes me go ehhhh, another expense. I don't think the Lithium is completely controlling my mood swings, so maybe I just need to up that... but the downside there is, it tends to give me acne. Any general thoughts, or specific thoughts on my doctor's Lamictal idea or my Adderall idea? Many thanks! Richard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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