Posted by blueboy on August 9, 2008, at 8:07:44
In reply to I'm going to hell. Help would be good ! Pb elite?, posted by Marty on August 8, 2008, at 23:13:41
So sorry about the terrible stuff you are going through. It sounds like CBT would help you cope a bit. It doesn't make the disease any better but it does help incrementally.
All I could suggest is that you make sure you've given the mood stabilizers a full chance. Your symptoms are fairly much like mine. SSRI's and SSNRI's just tore me up. They can be very bad for bipolar conditions. I'm trying Lamictal right now, which luckily has almost no side effects for me and seems to be helping a little.
I've given up expecting a miracle cure. I'm just looking to get a little better. Like, the Lamictal seems, at least, to be helping with my insomnia, so I'm hoping it has toned down my daily cycling. But I'm at 200mg and titrating up at present, so I'll keep going and see what it does.