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Re: stable bipolar II stopping meds super

Posted by judy1 on May 25, 2001, at 10:39:44

In reply to stable bipolar II stopping meds, posted by super on May 24, 2001, at 15:17:24

I'm sure you could get by with a mood stabilizer that has fewer side effects than depakote (which is w/o a doubt the most depressing med I've ever taken) You didn't mention dosages, BP2 can get along on much lower doses of mood stabilizers than bp1's (and that usually gets rid of side effects right there) As far as your AD, they are so contradicted in the majority of people suffering from bp disorder- do a search on threads here. Make sure you taper SLOWLY and keep the xanax around for those times you are feeling anxious/hyper. You didn't put your history in, but if you're young and haven't experienced 'many' mood episodes, I know you could convince my pdoc to go a trial w/o meds- although he would insist on constant supervision. Despite a checkered history of many hosp for mania and depression, I'm off everything but benzos (and recently an AP) because of pregnancy. But I'm also watched like a hawk. I guess I'm sympathetic to your plight and wish you well- judy


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