Posted by BarbaraCat on December 30, 2002, at 20:29:22
In reply to Re: topomax, posted by nancy on April 21, 1999, at 12:00:06
I respectfully disagree that Topomax is the mood stabilzer of choice. I was on it for a while and it made my mixed states depression worse. It caused anxiety and inner tension and a constant 'duh' feeling. My drug of choice these days for severe manic depression and mixed states is Lamictal, without a doubt. No weight gain or loss, just a great relief from the awful depression.
>In my experience, Topomax is the mood stabilizer of CHOICE (granted, if one has a choice) for any severe manic depressive w/, rapid cycling, mixed states, and/or intolerance to other AEDs.