I'm currently on 100mg lamictal once daily for Bipolar Manic Depression. I have been on this same dose for almost 6yrs & I dont feel I live productive life. Most days I sit on couch depressed & crying bcause I see all the housework that needs to b done but mentally I cannot physically get up & do it which upsets me even more... I am considering askin my Dr to change me to Effexor. Does anyone have opinion or similiar situation they could offer me some insight?
17 Jul 2012
I found Effexor to be horrible, but everyone reacts differently. I was taking it in additiona to Wellbutrin and all it did was make me nauseous(sp?), ruined my sex life and didn't help depression at all. When I started lamictal I was able to stop the Effexor cold turkey, which helped a lot. Now with lamictal and wellbutrin I've been cured.
20 Jan 2013
U sound like ur medicine isnt working? Though i went through this after my breakdown couldnt dress myself concentrating is still difficult when trying to get faily task done. I write list force myself to complete. Staying active makes me release endorphins makes me feel good. Plus it helps eith depression if ur busy no time to think about feel more depressed
Hope i helped !
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Have been on welbutrin xl and lamictal and colonopin for 5yrs now but now theyre makin my mania worse n also very depressed... any suggestions???
Everything with my Bipolar Disorder Type 1 is under control, no swings, mania, depression, dual episodes, etc excluding the obsessive-compulsive ...