6un6silent6 Posted November 12, 2010 Share Posted November 12, 2010 I've been on Lithium for less than a year, my target dose is 900mg which keeps me at a .6 level which typically keeps me stable or at least able to cope with the symptom of bipolar. About 2 months ago my Pdoc added Lamatrogine slowly titrating up and I'm not up to 125mg. I've noticed that from 50mg up I started to have really bad anxiety and what seems like hypomania. Here are some of my symptoms: Inability to focus Increased sexual drive Pushing people away (flaking out and telling girlfriends to leave me alone if they do something that irritates me) Agitation Bouts of mild anger Hyperactivity Gigantic panic attacks that are barely controlled by Benzos Minor depression (which I've never had before) I've had anxiety since a child and a lot of the symptoms mimic hypo/mania for me so it's hard to tell what's going on. My doctor says I'm probably not reacting well to the Lamtrogine so we will probably titrate down and keep on Lithium unitherapy for now. My reading as of today was .6 so I may consider going up to 1050 or 1200 to keep things quiet. I'm quite lucid and functioning at work/home however I'm so worried that I'm going to have an outburst of some sort that I shut myself in at home to avoid the embarrassment. Can anyone offer some advice, insight, or an ear to bend? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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