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Re: non-sedating med for BP2?

Posted by Lyrical13 on July 20, 2004, at 18:25:28

In reply to Re: non-sedating med for BP2? Lyrical13, posted by SLS on July 20, 2004, at 8:32:13

I've been on Depakote since about April. This definitely feels like my usual beginning depressed state. I am only on Depakote 500 mg at this point. I tried WEllbutrin several years ago, mainly to help counteract the side effects of Paxil. But it is a possibility. I'm sure it is the Depakote that is causing the depression because the higher the dose I take, the worse the depression gets. since I started backing down the dose, it has started abating some.

It definitely helped stabilize the hypomania. I was spending, not sleeping much (4-6 hrs per night) and was incredibly irritable (just ask my husband....)

The only time I really rapid cycled was when I was coming off the Lamictal. I was back and forth between 10 different moods in teh course of an hour. It was scary.

Thanks for your continued interest in my plight. What experience do you have with BP2? Patient, doctor, or both?




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