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Re: If I am bipolar why do bipolar meds make things wo

Posted by chiron on April 11, 2007, at 21:42:28

In reply to If I am bipolar why do bipolar meds make things wo, posted by linkadge on April 11, 2007, at 18:29:47

I'm not a classic BP, but kind-of on the BPII side with some cycling between major & minor depression and agitation (as my form of mania). So far everything that is suppose to help stabilize me has made me worse: lithium, depakote, lamictal, trileptal, and even topamax made me more agitated. The antipsychotics are even worse: Abilify, Seroquel, Zyprexa, and especially Geodon.
For example, my first week on Geodon I improved, 2nd week: major akathisia & anxiety, 3rd week: f'n down & crazy; 4th week needed ECT.
So I feel pretty unlucky to not only have a mood disorder, but then to have the drugs that are suppose to help mood disorders actually make me worse - that feels like a double-whammy.
I feel your pain. But it's nice to know I'm not the only "doubly odd" one :)




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