Posted by starlight on May 11, 2004, at 16:39:10
In reply to Starlight, new drug question for you..., posted by B2chica on May 11, 2004, at 15:56:35
My old arse of a Pdoc wanted to put me on Depakote and I immediately started gaining weight. I have a good friend whom I work with and is a psychiatrist and he gave me the names of the newer drugs. So I researched them and went to my next session with inarguable research in hand; he started talking FDA approval, blah blah and I said "Don't even get me started on FDA approval!" He gave in and they've been great. No side effects like weight gain. You've gotta be careful to titrate slowly with Lamictal, but it's an excellent drug. Search for Lamictal and Bipolar disorder and the same with Trileptal and tegretol and then talk to your doc.
Being too drugged up hampers forward progress (I think). I think Cognitive therapy is good too.