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Re: Need help with meds/side effects! Emme

Posted by Chloe on December 6, 2001, at 9:41:52

In reply to Re: Need help with meds/side effects! Chloe, posted by Emme on December 5, 2001, at 9:29:56

Hi Emme,
Thanks for the idea. I have had a really hard time with these newer mood stabilizers, ie topamax, lamictal, trileptal. They don't seem to work all that great, and the side effects are devastating to my body. I am so thankful I don't have seizures and would have to take an AC every day. I am just trying to get through day by day. But it is so hard to live with my emotional all over the map. Who knows what today will bring...

How are you managing? Did you find a substitute for the Gabitril?
All the best

> I'm sorry things are not working out for you now with the Li. There's one more anticonvulsant that you may not have tried: gabitril. I tried it and it did help some with depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, I couldn't really tolerate it at a therapeutic dose. But if you're looking for another option, maybe as an add-on, ask your doctor about it. Good luck.




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