Posted by Kingfish on February 21, 2001, at 9:58:38
Hi all. I posted about Topamax awhile back. I take 40 mg of Celexa and 75 mg of Topamax - am diagnosed BPII. After several months of playing with the Topamax, I've found that I cannot get above 75 mg, without severe sedation, although when I was up to 200 mg for a few days, I definitely felt better when awake.
I also had a major depressive episode last fall for about a month while on the Celexa alone.
I'm going to be switching pdocs due to a location change and was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions for a mix. I want to avoid the (usual) side effects:
and especially another major depressive episode.
Do you think if I switched to a more stimulating AD, I might be able to tolerate higher doses of the Topamax?
Thanks much ahead of time for your help!