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Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers Cyclothymic

Posted by Tony P on September 18, 2007, at 22:29:33

In reply to Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers, posted by Cyclothymic on September 16, 2007, at 0:03:33

> After reading up on bipolar all over the net, I am concerned about my shrink's decision to put me solely on Wellbutrin, as I have read that antidepressants alone can actually spark a hypomanic episode. I have only recently started taking it, and only a low dosage so I haven't really seen the effects yet.....
> KT

My experience with Wellbutrin (and advice from a couple of pdocs) was that's it's a really risky med for myself or anyone with any sort of bipolar spectrum, esp. BP III (AD-induced hypomania). I actually felt pretty darned good a lot of the time I was taking it, although I was getting anxiety attacks and major insomnia, but my family told me I was acting and talking quite uncharacteristically, well "crazy" I think was the technical term they used! I also wound up taking a lot of both prescribed and OTC tranquilizers to mitigate the anxiety and insomnia, so it was not a good med. for me.

YMMV - at least Wb works very fast compared with some ADs, so you should know quite quickly if it's right for you.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes,

Tony


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