pickles503

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63 yr. old female. Bipolar disorder. Agoraphobia. PTSD.

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Does anyone else gain weight on Lyrica? ?

Question asked 17 Sep 2014 3 answers

Support groups: lyrica, pain, weight, pfizer, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, neuropathic pain, persisting pain, shingles

pickles503's comment: Gabapentin is know for weight gain. Bummer. I took it for 3 years. It was a very effective med for pain. L, Anna P.S. After awhile, the weight gain stops

Hi, I was on tegretol since 92, I am almost off of it now, my insomnia and anxiety has worsened,?

Question asked 18 Sep 2014 2 answers

Support groups: tegretol, anxiety, insomnia

pickles503's answer: Yes, it will ease up and go away. Are you taking something for sleep? My magic combo for sleep is Zyprexa and Klonopin. Maybe you need to see your Dr. or call them. You can't go on like this. You need to be more relaxed and everyone deserves to go ...

Psychiatric Disorders - My wife shows restraint in public when things annoy or anger her, but behind

Question asked 18 Sep 2014 4 answers

Support groups: bipolar disorder, anger, disorder

pickles503's comment: Hi. Can you talk to your husband about this, or will he get mad? L, Anna

Experience with Fioricet for chronic headache?

Question asked 6 Sep 2014 4 answers

Support groups: fioricet, headache, doctor, chronic, death, stress

pickles503's comment: Hi Tee. I'm so glad we got to talk, even for a few minutes. I want you to know I'm here for you. Love, Anna

Experience with Fioricet for chronic headache?

Question asked 6 Sep 2014 4 answers

Support groups: fioricet, headache, doctor, chronic, death, stress

pickles503's response: Hi Tee! By now you should know about the Fioricet is working for your headache. How's it working? It sounds like a pretty effective med. I always think of two things when I get headaches; am I constipated, are my sinus's acting up? Sinus's act a lot ...

Can you take topamax or topiramate with gabapetin ?

Question asked 1 Sep 2014 2 answers

Support groups: topamax, topiramate, gabapentin

pickles503's answer: Hello Michael. I used the interaction checker on this site and you shouldn't have any problems taking topiramate with gabapentin. L, Anna

Bipolar Disorder - Having a very hard time bouncing back emotionally from problems...anyone else?

Question asked 29 Aug 2014 6 answers

Support groups: depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic, disorder, diagnosis

pickles503's comment: Your welcome, Bailey

Bipolar Disorder - Having a very hard time bouncing back emotionally from problems...anyone else?

Question asked 29 Aug 2014 6 answers

Support groups: depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic, disorder, diagnosis

pickles503's response: Hi Bailey. Have you read the book "Bounce Back?" It's written simply and has short suggestions on every page to bounce back. It helped me to get my thoughts and feelings in perspective. Just one suggestion. Depression is a deep dark hole. Climbing ...

Lamotrigine - How long does it take for this to start working ?

Question asked 14 Aug 2014 1 answer

Support groups: lamotrigine, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, restless legs syndrome, ...

pickles503's answer: Hi Cathy! Lamotrigine is subtle. It will probably take several weeks to see big enough changes in your symptoms to decide if lamotrigine is the right medication for you. I hardly noticed any change until I stopped taking it, and realized how ...

Looking for migriane preventative that does not cause weight gain?

Question asked 11 Aug 2014 7 answers

Support groups: elavil, migraine, amitriptyline, weight, obesity, medication, fibromyalgia, migraine prevention

pickles503's comment: Hi Sweetheart! I take 120 mg of pseudoephedrine. That's the amount in Coricidin D. I wouldn't take that much before bedtime. You won't be able to sleep.

Looking for migriane preventative that does not cause weight gain?

Question asked 11 Aug 2014 7 answers

Support groups: elavil, migraine, amitriptyline, weight, obesity, medication, fibromyalgia, migraine prevention

pickles503's response: I'm baaaack! I forgot to mention that being constipated can cause serious headaches and you don't know it. I thought of it cuz I have a headache and I went number 2 just now. (I know. Too much information) The headache has subsided. Just thought I'd ...

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