Posted by Gia36 on September 17, 2012, at 22:45:50
DX is major depression, but anti-depressants make me vgetative. Also tried Wellbutrin and stimulants. It's possible I have a Bipolar depression.
Regardless of DX, I can't find any real guidelines on the logic of taking one mood stabilizer over another (except side effects).
Lamictal was the only one I ever tried, but I had a strange reaction to it. My face then arms started twitching, escalated to jerking/spasms. Quit immediately. Klonopin gives me a headache and malaise.
I can try Lithium. Try Lamictal again (bad reaction was years ago and the ER doc wasnt sure if that was the direct cause).
The white blood cell, weight, and kidney side effects of Lithium scare me.
Anyone have a recommendation?
I'm so glad I found you guys-you guys are great!!