N&P Posted October 3, 2010 Share Posted October 3, 2010 Hello all! Some may remember me, some may not. Thought I'd re-intro myself. I'm a BPII Psych Nurse. I'm just getting over a luuuuuuurvely 9 month long mixed manic episode partially caused by Cymbalta. Let me tell you....MIXED EPISODES EXIST!!! I had the energy of a manic but the mood of a depressive. I was impulsive, dysphoric (not euphoric), angry, sad and on the edge. What do you do with depression symptoms? Increase the antidepressant!!! ( I switched to Cymbalta in an effort to control Fibro symptoms). With each increase, I'd improve then become dramatically worse. Once we figured out the Cymbalta piece, my oh-so-smart dermatologist wanted me off of Lamictal as I was just titrating onto Effexor because she thought I was suffering a fixed drug reaction (it as nasty and painful, I promise). SWitching to Topamax while battling for the right dose of Effexor that won't make me suicidal was nearly the end of me and lead to....ABILIFY! Which has been a god send. I'm leveling out now but in the past 9 months, I ended a 10 year marriage, declare bankruptcy and lost one of 2 jobs. So I'm back here with the only people that can truly understand what I've been through,....Missed you nuts!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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