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Re: Linnette?? Anyone? I got manic last night.

Posted by linnette on October 23, 2003, at 0:26:44

In reply to Linnette?? Anyone? I got manic last night., posted by fluffy on October 22, 2003, at 11:23:39

> Hi to anyone that is reading...
> I've been on 200mg Lamictal for 6 months, and recently augmented with 600mg of Trileptal to quell an oncoming depressive episode. It didn't quite work, and I ended up feeling suicidal and unable function socially, wake up, or eat.
> So we added Wellbutrin to pull me out of it. Well--it really worked yesterday. I woke up with a feeling of anxiety and panic in my gut. I started to work on a class lecture for my teaching job. I whirled through the preparations, then I couldn't sit still. When I got to class, I sped through the whole presentation, and I could feel myself talking really fast, but I just wanted to finish. I ended up finishing my lecture 20 minutes early. The sound of my own voice was really bothering me--like it was grating really loudly in my own head. And I felt like I might panic, so I just went as fast as I could.
> When I got home, I was hungry, but I felt like I didn't have time to eat. I started looking at my schedule, and mistakenly thought that Halloween was this weekend. So I began frantically sewing an intricate halloween costume, just whirling through it--digging through all of my fabrics, running around the house trying to find all of the materials, etc.
> After I finished my costume (in like an hour), I decided to clean my house--MY ENTIRE HOUSE plus my studio (we're talking 2000 sq. feet). After I finished that, I couldn't sit still, so I took a restoril, and I fell asleep. I slept for 5 hours, and woke up with an edgy feeling, but couldn't go back to sleep. I called my doc today, and bye bye Wellbutrin. I don't know what I'll do now. My options are getting fewer.
> Can anyone just give me some support right now? I'm feeling kind of helpless, but i'm still riding my manic crest.
> Thanks to anyone,
> Katy

Hi Katy,

Linnette here again. Does it help slow you down when you take the trileptal, or is there anything else in your med past that could slow the mania down to get you through this? I hope things settle down soon for you. Does your pdoc just tell you to ride it out?

I know that Sunday, I also was whizzing around like I was on speed, and it was sort of spookey, but the xanax helps with that, and it hasn't happened since. I actually turned my top floor bedroom into a workout area all by myself. I thin my boyfriend thought I'd flipped!

How are you doing today? Any better? Keep me posted.. Today for me was a real drag. I was so down in the dumps, but I increased my lamictal to 100 mgs last Saturday, so hoping it levels out.

I wonder if decreasing the lamictal just a little would be a good move? Maybe the combo of all 3 just put you over the edge into the manic phase..Of course, as always check with doc..

Take care..




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