Hello, I struggle with depression, BPD plus Bipolar and ADHD. Currently I'm taking 80mg prozac (once daily), 300mg lamictal (150mg twice daily),10mg clonazepam(.5mg twice daily) and have just switched from taking Adderall XR 20mg to Vyvanse 30mg. Now in the past I've taken Buspar, Alprazolam, Lorezapam and Ritalin. I've changed doses, added, removed meds and split up doses through out the day to see if that made things better. I've made progress and right now the meds are ok and I'm definitely more stable then before but both my Dr. and I agree I'm not were I would like to be. I've had physical health problems/changes but it's very hard to untangle how much an effect the meds are having or if they are contributing at all. Somedays I feel like my meds are working and some I feel like they're just making me sick. I know my mood disorder complicates things because I can view the world very differently day to day. I'm frustrated and although medication is trial and error I'm hoping to find a combination of medication that would increase my stability. I was wondering what other people may have found helpful med wise, even though everyone reacts differently.
ewilla: When I look at what you were taking verses Your current meds I like your combination of medications now.The one thing you mention is you take them at different times, which does not help to keep a steady blood level you should be taking your meds at the same time each day. And I know it helps me to lay down when i wake up and think of the positive things in our life or things we would like to be able to do again.Kind of a pump myself up some. And more importaint is not to put pressure on yourself no matter what medications we are taking we also must mentally pick ourselves up so to speak.Anyway your med's look pretty good to me maybe try the positive thinking your faith and when you get negitive stff in your mind replace it right away with thing you enjoy.I know it takes time and effort but it's better to build up your self along with taking your meds at the same time..stay positive Chuck1957
Hi. I have depression, BPD and bipolar but not ADHD. I have been on Effexor XR for years for my depression and that's just what works for me. I was on lamictal without any problems until my neurologist requested that I switch to depakote because he felt it had less tremor as a side effect because I have Parkinsonism as well. It also seemed to work ok. Lamictal is used if you're primarily bipolar depressed and depakote if you're more manic. I'm also on gabapentin as a mood stabilizer and for diabetic neuropathy. I have recently switched to topamax for the bipolar because depakote increased my appetite and I gained weight and topamax has a side effect of weight loss and so far so good. So that is my experience but I don't see anything wrong with your combination of meds.
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