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Re: mood-stablizers?MM

Posted by banga on December 29, 2004, at 10:42:27

In reply to Re: mood-stablizers? MM, posted by ghost on December 27, 2004, at 20:42:48

I have been on Lamictal for 6 weeks now. I have not developed a rash. So far I find it great--true to its class, it has stabilized my mood. Though I'd like to feel more motivated, it feels like a great start. It has also helped me with crippling anxiety (thoug I am not diagnosed BPII, I have similar symptoms as you). I don't think the rash thing is necessarily overstated--but keep in mind that the life-threatening type is EXTREMELY rare, for most people that do happen to get a rash it is transient and subsides once they stop/lower medication. And slow titration upwards can help immensely.
So I am at a good start, though people here scare me that this good feeling may fade eventually. I am trying to decide on an AD to boost mood and motivation, but will not take an SSRI again and all others make me gain weight--quickly!!
Zonegran is a new mood stabilizer that has pretty impressive initil results. As it can help with weight loss, I may try to convince my pdoc to add some, to counteract weight gain from a tricyclic.
Good luck!


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