Posted by qbsbrown on October 8, 2008, at 15:41:31
In reply to another comment » qbsbrown, posted by azalea on October 8, 2008, at 15:17:28
I agree with your advice. My only problems are that I can't function at my job w/o a stimulant, and all the mood stablizers, including antipsychotics, make my ADD worse, and make working a job very difficult. The only time that I go into mixed moods are usually when i'm taking an antidepressant. Although at times I will still have racing thoughts.
So ideally i'd like to be on a mood stablizer w/ minimal congnitive/personality effects, a stimulant, and possibly someday an SSRI.
It seems like the leading experts in bipolarity are saying in general that antidepressants are destablizing, and not to be used, even after therapeutic doses are reached.
So this is all confusing to me, lol.
I was on 1000mgs of depakote during this last mixed episode. For me to reach a blood "therapeutic" dose, I have to be at about 1750-2000mgs, in which i can't hold a job with.
So it almost comes down to me being stable equals not having a job, or stay hypomanic and work well at a job.