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Re: Greetings from a higher than normal mood Tabitha

Posted by Jay_OriginalOne on July 30, 2017, at 10:07:22

In reply to Greetings from a higher than normal mood, posted by Tabitha on November 10, 2016, at 17:58:56

Hi Tabitha:

I am on similar meds to your's. I know your feeling. I am getting older, and gafter 23 years of meds, it is getting harder. Accept the bipolarity, and did you have any even sort-of traumatic events in your life? (Very stressful?) As you know, mental illness of any sort is deadly. The analogy I use is almost like having brain damage. I know that sounds melo-dramatic, but it is that serious. If you can get talk therapy, and if it involves things like CBT, meditation, social-rhythm therapy, only with the proper meds, can mental illness be conquered. And it is maybe unfortunate, but I think all mental illness requires at least 3-4 meds. IMHO, anyone on an antidepressant should be on a mood stabilizer. This, according to my pdoc, is becoming standard thinking in psychiatry. So, maybe temporarily increse the lithium for now. If you feel a little more depressed, up the lamictal. Just IMHO, but many, many years of experimenting, hospital stays, and my research as a social worker. All the best, Jay.


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