after her Bipolar 2 diagnosis she was feeling happy and we were getting close again. Her psych upped it to 80mg a day which was turning her into a zombie and made her sleep all day so she is back down to 40... she is not feeling happy anymore and rather depressed and blah. Any suggestions? We had planned a getaway in 2 days and now she is not happy... she takes Prozac in the morning and Latuda at night should theye both be taken together? I feel the Prozac isn't working. I have heard many on Lamictal with Latuda... help the depression piece?
Hi, Docroot! I'm not a doctor but I've read repeatedly in the medical journals that the use of antidepressants in Bipolar disorder is now considered highly controversial and only marginally effective.
You might continue to investigate the use of the mood stabilizer, lithium, or the anti-convulsants like Lamictal, Topomax, etc, which also have stabilizing qualities.
I've been taking lithium and first Abilify and now Rexulti for years now... and I feel like a normal person finally after 30yrs of unsuccessful therapy with other medications.
My best wishes to both you and your life for a happy resolution. Wildcat
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