Posted by stresser on January 25, 2006, at 20:38:39
In reply to Re: topamax, posted by rainy on January 22, 2006, at 10:49:09
Adderall is for ADD, but sometimes with Bipolar (even if you aren't ADD) it does help with depression. In my daughter's case, it has been the "key" to the puzzle. I mean that as in getting her grades and mind to focus like she used to be able to do around two years ago, when she developed the symptoms to BPII. Within two weeks of starting the adderall, things started to change for the better. It was really hard for me to persuade the doctor to let her try the combination, because she doesn't have ADD. I did convince him that I have read studies, and know that BPII patients can benefit from it. He then decided after two visits of nagging (and I can nag) that he would go ahead and give it a try. Soooo, there you go. The story of Topomax, Adderall, Welbutrin, and Trileptal for BPII. So far...this one is working.
How are things working for everyone else? -L