dreadOHdreads Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 Five days ago my psychiatrist switched me from Depakote to Lithium. The Depakoe was suppressing my mood swings, but not doing anything for my urges to cut [and possibly making them worse]. On it, I still had the occational mood dip where I would end up harming myself kinda bad. I'm also on Paxil CR for depression.. See, I originally started counseling for my drastic mood swings, relationship instabilities, and depression. My [former] therapist agreed that I met all the requirements for Borderline Personality Disorder, but refused to treat me as a BPD. She did not really BELIEVE in it. So when I saw the psychiatrist, he gave me something for depression [Paxil CR]. But soon I noticed I started to loose control- I wasn't as depressed...but I would have these episodes that would last all day where I was COCKY and MEAN. I would try to physically harm my friends and loose control and go on drug binges. [i took an excess of 400mg of DXM in Delsym form and got serotoning syndrome and was incapacitated for a week]. So when I was better, I told my doctor about this and he said those who are possibly Bipolar react this way when they take SSRI's alone. So thus I was put on Depakote. So back to the present... for a whole week I have been feeling GREAT. No dips in my mood, no depressive states, and my urge to cut is pretty much non-existant. When I last went with my therapist, she mentioned Dissociative Personality disorder and Depression, but we haven't met enought for her to evaluate if I am BD or BPD or not. I know your diagnosis doesn't really matter...BUT I would just like to know- DOES THIS MEAN I WILL BE ON MEDS THE REST OF MY LIFE?? This is the most "in" myself I've felt in years.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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