Posted by Sheilac on May 17, 2012, at 6:23:43
In reply to Re: Question » Sheilac, posted by SLS on May 16, 2012, at 20:53:25
For now I guess I am going to stay on 300mg of Trileptal and 300mg of Lithium and try a low dose of Wellbutrin (maybe half of a plain old 75mg pill) for depression and motivation.
I can't depend on Adderall, I experience too much mood instability ultimately.
I can use Klonopin as needed for daily anxiety as it occurs, especially if the Wellbutrin causes some anxiety.
This may turn out to be a good combo. I've never been truly stable enough to tolerate an antidepressant.
So, maybe as you said Scott, the Trileptal is doing what it is supposed to do and I've finally reached the point where I am able to add low dose Wellbutin and not go manic.
If that doesn't work in the long run, I may have to switch to a one pill wonder like Abilify.
I like the fact that Trileptal hasn't caused weight gain and it stabilized me at first pretty quick on a higher dose. My doc threw in low dose Lithium to help with depression (which at first it did) and because I was unable to tolerate a higher dose of Lithium.
I have to low dose meds and do combos. I will give this 2 weeks before I see doc again. Hopefully in that time I won't become depressed or manic.