Posted by floatingbridge on August 29, 2011, at 21:39:54
In reply to Re: Valium users, I need input, posted by morgan miller on August 29, 2011, at 20:58:10
> Hey FB,
> I can't remember, have you taken Depakote before? Is so, do you remember how much and for how long?
> What's holding you back from taking lithium right now?
> I strongly believe that taking mood stabilizers and possibly a very low dose of an SSRI-Zoloft or Lexapro-could be
beneficial in the long run. No miracles in the short run, but if
you stick with the regimen for a while, tweak the dosages t
o find your sweet spots(hopefully you have some), and take some supportive supplements, eventually you may find yourself feeling better. You may also begin to have the strength to start making drastic changes in your diet-like
going primal-and engaging in proper exercise, both of which may go a long way to improving your condition and preventing relapses.
Hey Morgan, I was wondering how you have been.
I started lamictal today. Bipolar. After going back and forth, I
requested lamictal. After going back and forth my doc agreed on lamictal over lithium so I would be less prone to flattening.
The Emsam might be exacerbating my insomnia. We'll have to see. Frankly, I have been more active and eating better.
Added 5-loxin, and looks like a real keeper. I think it's already helping. Piracitam (sp?). Are you still doing that? I go slow, but hope to try that soon.
Many herbs seem to disrupt my *sleep* as it used to be called, like cucurim derivatives. I need to go very slow with the supplements. Still doing krill (well restarted) but at a lower dose.
Is a 'primal' diet like a type O blood type diet? Meat and veggies? I'm not too far from that except for my love affair with dairy products.
It's a slow return to living for me right now. But the past few days are better. Even less, way less caffiene. I love my
black tea, though.
Depakote was a no-go previuosly. But that was 12 or so years ago. Didn't seem to work. But I did not want to acknowledge the bipolar piece. I know you like the ssri's,
but I'm not sure they are so good for me. Not that benzos are, but that started a long time ago before I knew how insidious they would be for me. Well, Emsam might not be right, so may need an AD of some sort. You don't cycle on zoloft? (That's what you take?)
I gotta sleep or I deteriorate within days :-/
Thanks for wishing me luck. Hope you're well enough and still on the mend.
I dig a pony.