Hi! I was diagnosed with BiPolar I in 2007. Since then, Lamictal has been my staple. However, we (my psychiatrist and I) can NOT find a med that works well with Lamictal for me. I've been reading reviews of different meds from other users, and I understand anti-depressants don't go well for BP sometimes. After trying all of these years, I feel like I will never find the right medication to go with Lamictal. It's super frustrating. I used to be a collegiate athlete, and now I don't even want to walk for exercise unless I'm manic. Lately, I've been researching Nuvigil, Pristiq, and Seroquel (even though they are ADs.). Also, I can't can weight gain. I do that too well on my own. Weight loss would be perfect! Any information or personal experiences would be great! Thanks in advance. If anyone has this... which a lot of people do - you know how upsetting it is to try over and over not finding something that changes your life.
Hi magpie! Gosh, I can really understand where your coming from. Trying to find the right med is extremely difficult, not just for me,but for everyone who has BP. It's so frustrating, isn't it? Well, I guess I'll get to the point. I am also BP I. It seems like when a person finds a med that works, for some reason or another, an adjustment has to be made. My med regimen consists of Lamictal, Klonopin and Gabapentin. For me, it's a magic combination. You've probably tried these before, but I wanted to tell you what works for me. We're all here if you need us. I'm a baby compared to some of the experienced friends we have on drugs.com. It's ok, you can relax. Your not alone. Just for curiosity, why can't you psychiatrist find a med for you? In my own pea brain opinion, he/she isn't doing their job. Darlin, you need an aggressive Dr. that will jump right on this and find a good med. I wonder why your Dr. is dragging his/her feet. You're suffering, and a professional is passing off his responsibility on you. I really don't think you need to be doing the research. Your Dr. does. Your smart to find all the help you can get. As BP's we CANNOT be messing around. I've only been in mania once and I was homeless for 6 mos., before I was committed to a psych ward, where it took me 6 weeks to find the right combo. You will too. Keep asking. Keep searching. Take care and God bless you. Anna
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