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Re: ONCE AND FOR ALL..... Antidepressants for Bipolar?

Posted by vikala on July 24, 2004, at 14:03:36

In reply to ONCE AND FOR ALL..... Antidepressants for Bipolar?, posted by Mike634 on July 23, 2004, at 18:48:53

I was told by pdocs Effexor *may* have the ability to alter absorption of other medications (so the doses you take may actually be higher) I know when I took Effexor and Wellbutrin, I became hypomanic for the first time in my life.
I've taken Wellbutrin alone and Effexor alone - and was fine. When taken together - it was like speed to me. "Speed type feelings" tend to bring on anxiety.
Just a thought, maybe this particular mix isn't a good one for some Bipolars with anxiety issues.
Maybe change one of those. I'm betting you'll see a difference. I did - immediately.

> Its just so diddicult and tricky to treat this bipolar depression. Its as if my brain has just shut down. Mood stabilizers are fine, with a bit of zyprexa, but antidepressents just dont work like the used to. Effexor brought me right out of a previous episode, but this time, effexor, mirapex, wellbutrin - it seems all they do is cause intense manic pain and anger. My doctor says this is just what happens with A-D. After a while, they don't do what they are intended to do for someone with bipolar depression. I really havent tried many A-d though. Pretty much just the ones I listed. Has anyone out there with bipolar (more specifically bipolar depression) been trying A-D with any success. Frustrated and a bit hopeless.




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