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Re: I'm probably going against my pdoc's advice...

Posted by girl1969 on January 28, 2004, at 4:26:03

In reply to Re: I'm probably going against my pdoc's advice..., posted by holymama on January 27, 2004, at 22:12:46

I have BP1 and I tend to cycle rapidly. I have a long history of hypomania and full blown mania, but lots of depression, too.

I started on Lamictal at the end of November. It helped so much with the depressive thoughts and ruminations that I was able to drop my antidepressant (Celexa).

As someone already mentioned, there's a big debate going on in the psychiatric world as to whether or not people with BP should be on an antidepressant for maintenance therapy. It could be contributing to your cycling.

Like you, I feel that my moods have nothing to do with hormones or the lunar cycle. It would be nice if I could track things like that, but it's always just a mystery to me. Until meds, it was like a suprise party every morning. :)

It's good that your doctor is cautious, but you also want to make certain that you are getting the best treatment available. My pdoc is open to new meds, but won't allow me to act impulsively.

Good luck finding the right combination...I know how tiring the process is.

Take care,





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