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Zolfot induced hypomania

Posted by Sean on January 8, 1999, at 15:53:22

I was treated for depression in my early 20's (with
amitriptyline and lithium) and went as longs as 4 years
on these drugs, and then went off, then on because I
kept wanting to be medication free. The last time I went
off, my doc prescribed zoloft and I landed on the moon.
Now it looks like I'm headed for combination therapy

In the past few years I've noticed my ups have become
increasingly intense. It seems like what used to be
a quasi-unipolar situation has mutated into something
like bipolarity and seems to be getting worse.
Having read about kindling, and antidepressant induced
mania, I'm starting to get concerned about my crazy
mood swings. I actually like them in a way (I'm a musician
and songwriter) but my energy levels are making it
hard to work and I suppose it is possible I could be
headed for full blown mania.

Given the risk/side effects of the mood stabilizers,
can any of you offer experience or input on the possible
course of my particular illness? I'm beginning to think
I need to head this off at the pass but I'm actually
avoiding going to my doc because of medication fear.
So I'm medically awol at the moment, but suffering.

Can anybody relate? Have suggestions?




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