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Re: Paradoxicals

Posted by fluffy on August 21, 2003, at 10:53:05

In reply to Re: Paradoxicals katia, posted by BarbaraCat on August 21, 2003, at 0:52:45

Hey Barb-cat--

I'm just curious--How long did it take you to find the right mix of meds? And how long did it take you to be properly diagnosed? I guess I'm feeling a bit discouraged right now. My upped dose of Lamictal has started to make me feel, well, like really, really poopy. I think I can only stay at 200mg. I've started to feel lethargic, heavy, dizzy and impaired cognitavely. So I lowered my dose myself, and I'm having a phone conversation with my doc today.

Also, I've had some bobbles lately (with depression anxiety and sleep problems). I thought I was feeling better, but it turns out I was just cycling in and out--now I'm bobbling again. I really want my meds to make my stability stick. And it's been 7 months of med trials. I knew it would be tough, but I'm feeling beat up right now. I'm questioning my diagnosis and being on meds. Even though I know I'm better on them, it really sucks to have the side effects beat you down.

(see Katia--even though seem like I'm full of wisdom, I have the same problems as you)
Are you doing better with the Depakote? Usually it takes 2 weeks for the anti-epileptics to take hold on me. Please let me know how you are doing.

If you or anyone else has energy for some encouragement or advice (about meds or being disheartened, then I could use it now).

I hope everyone is well.
Best,
Katy

> We're obviously getting primed for something, but enough is enough. The powers that be should either get on with it and let us in on the secret or find someone else to harass. Sometimes I feel like the universe is a huge honkin' cat and we're all mice down here. One good thing to consider is how splendid feeling better will feel.
>
> > I know why.
> > the universe didn't seem to think we had enough on our plates; so in addition to the trial and error we face with ADs, why the hell not throw some dousies their way and f*** them up with mood stablizers?!!
> > love,
> > katia
> >
>
>


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