Posted by starlight on May 11, 2004, at 14:25:44
In reply to Re: What is it like to be bi-polar? ? Angel Girl, posted by ghost on May 7, 2004, at 20:32:32
that's what I was going to say. That's a long list of meds and it seems like some of them would cancel each other out. I'd get a second opinion regarding your meds. I have a friend who is severely bipolar (I'm bipolar II so they say, I think I'm plainly depressed) and she was on a huge list of meds and just miserable and had gained a lot of weight, primarily from the depakote. I shared some research on the newer medications like tegretol (not really new) lamictal, trileptal, etc. (there are even some newer ones coming out) and she got a second opinion and is doing tremendously better. She looks so much better! And has lost at least 25 pounds. She felt like she was just buried under all those meds. The trick is to level you out without numbing you to the world.
I'm currently reading a book called Feeling Good and studying up on cognitive therapy. It's good and I recommend it.