Posted by jane d on July 1, 2012, at 1:25:43
In reply to weird meds and diagnosis, posted by confused-in-TN on June 30, 2012, at 23:22:17
> Long story short.was on this site years ago....sort of drifted away from it.Now I find myself in a strange situation. Have been seeing a new doc who has decided I'm bipolar. A switch from my last dd of mood disorder not otherwise specified(love that one) and generalized anxiety. Seems this new guy thinks everyone who has generalized anxiety is really bipolar. This despite my only "bipolar" symptoms are racing thoughts and a bad temper. I am now on depakote., Xanax, propranalol and ability. Mind you I work, socialize and recently survived the sudden death of my 56 year old husband. Any thoughts, comments or whatever? Best to all.
I wouldn't worry too much about the change of diagnosis. Ideas are constantly changing over what symptoms to lump together in a diagnosis. And it only matters if it points to a treatment that works. Do you think the Depakote (mood stabilizer) is helping?
Have you talked to your doctor about what each of the other drugs are supposed to do for you? Do you think they are doing it?
Overall it sounds like you're doing pretty well.
By the way trileptal is just another mood stabilizer very similar to depakote.