Posted by Maxime on October 18, 2010, at 20:47:07
In reply to Re: Was I stupid? Am I still? » Maxime, posted by SLS on October 18, 2010, at 4:43:08
> > Hi Scott, I haven't had much luck with mood stabilisers. I have a weird reactions to many. The one that my body tolerates it Trileptal. No side effects with this one.
> It only takes one...
> I think more than anything, Trileptal acts as an antimanic agent. However, my experience with Trileptal was that it picked up my mood and energy a bit and was weight-neutral. My response to Trileptal was unsatisfactory, so I stopped taking it. However, I would not resist trying it again.
> I think a case can be made for you to remain on a mood stabilizer while you test other antidepressant drugs.
> How does Provigil affect you? I hated it. Overall, it worsened my depression, especially the cognitive impairments. However, my guess is that it might go well with Parnate. My doctor will occasionally use Wellbutrin with Lamictal. Is this something you have already explored?
> - Scott
For me, the Trileptal helps with the ups and downs I have without making me feel depressed.
I don't like Provigil. It gives me a headache in the back of my head which is not a good sign. I have been on it twice and it did the same thing.
Lamictal makes me depressed for some reason. Again, I have tried it twice with the same results. That being said I haven't tried in the last couple of years. It might be worth trying it again. I will keep that combo in mind.
I am meeting with my pdoc on Friday to discuss my options. The pyschiatric hospital where he used to work is doing TMS and TDCS and I would like to have TDCS done if I am a good candidate. I am hoping that he would be able to pull some strings to get me on the list to try it.
What do you think about TDCS? Have you ever had it before?
Bipolar Type 2, ED-NOS, Self-hatred
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