Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 348762

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I am at my witts end. Here's my story

Posted by 4mygrls on May 19, 2004, at 23:51:34

i'll try to make it short.for a long time i was on meds for pms. i move to a new state and start feeling so unmotivated to so anything. i couldn't even get off the couch.the world could be ending and i wouldn't notice it. so i go to this pdoc and he says i'm bipolar ll. now this was after a fifteen minute session oh and off of notes that a counselor i saw one time and tried to give her my whole lifes story. boy was that a big mistake. so he puts me on trileptal. not much of a difference so we try topomax. oh, trileptal was tried for a month. the topomax put me over the edge. I was so psychotic. I was then suicidle,totally unstable and able to do nothing. my kids were my parents. i informed him of this and he upped the dose. i got worse and finally decided to give up. i went off the topomax and dumped the pdoc. two years later i go to see a therapist. she does this major personality test on me and it comes up with possibly add, bpd, bipolar and major depression. i went to a pdoc she recomeded and we had a major personality clash. she sugested someone else so i went to him. oh, she also was leaning towards bipolar cause of my impulsiveness. did i mention that my daughter is adhd? he puts me on lamictal. the wonder bipolar drug. again i'm nutts. up and down everyday. sometimes a few times a day. he uppes the dose and adds klonipon 3x a day. i'm a mess. i told him this at my last appt. i broke down in his office and that's when he rx the klonopin. I want off this damm lamictal. I don't know what to do? i don't trust pdoc's anymore. I started a new job training pets when i started the lamictal and i think i'm going to have to quit. i'm too emotional and can't grasp things. i just can't concentrate and think straight. i wish i could just dissapear.My kids don't need this. I really wish i would just die. but i don't have the gutts to do it. i just keep taking more and more klonopin so i can sleep as much as possible. I just can't cope. and my husband is mad at me cuz he thinks i just don't want help. I just give up on the future. i've lived like this for too long and don't see any hope anymore.

 

Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls

Posted by Rainee on May 20, 2004, at 7:56:11

In reply to I am at my witts end. Here's my story, posted by 4mygrls on May 19, 2004, at 23:51:34

I know how it feels to be like this. have you ever been on a antidepressant? I know what it feels like to be so angry too. keep looking for the right doc they are out there. And keep your therapy going to get out all those feelings your having. It's tough I know. keep writing..

Rainee

 

Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls

Posted by Sad Panda on May 20, 2004, at 9:17:04

In reply to I am at my witts end. Here's my story, posted by 4mygrls on May 19, 2004, at 23:51:34

> i'll try to make it short.for a long time i was on meds for pms. i move to a new state and start feeling so unmotivated to so anything. i couldn't even get off the couch.the world could be ending and i wouldn't notice it. so i go to this pdoc and he says i'm bipolar ll. now this was after a fifteen minute session oh and off of notes that a counselor i saw one time and tried to give her my whole lifes story. boy was that a big mistake. so he puts me on trileptal. not much of a difference so we try topomax. oh, trileptal was tried for a month. the topomax put me over the edge. I was so psychotic. I was then suicidle,totally unstable and able to do nothing. my kids were my parents. i informed him of this and he upped the dose. i got worse and finally decided to give up. i went off the topomax and dumped the pdoc. two years later i go to see a therapist. she does this major personality test on me and it comes up with possibly add, bpd, bipolar and major depression. i went to a pdoc she recomeded and we had a major personality clash. she sugested someone else so i went to him. oh, she also was leaning towards bipolar cause of my impulsiveness. did i mention that my daughter is adhd? he puts me on lamictal. the wonder bipolar drug. again i'm nutts. up and down everyday. sometimes a few times a day. he uppes the dose and adds klonipon 3x a day. i'm a mess. i told him this at my last appt. i broke down in his office and that's when he rx the klonopin. I want off this damm lamictal. I don't know what to do? i don't trust pdoc's anymore. I started a new job training pets when i started the lamictal and i think i'm going to have to quit. i'm too emotional and can't grasp things. i just can't concentrate and think straight. i wish i could just dissapear.My kids don't need this. I really wish i would just die. but i don't have the gutts to do it. i just keep taking more and more klonopin so i can sleep as much as possible. I just can't cope. and my husband is mad at me cuz he thinks i just don't want help. I just give up on the future. i've lived like this for too long and don't see any hope anymore.
>
>

What drugs were you taking before when you lived in the old state?

Cheers,
Panda.


 

Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls

Posted by King Vultan on May 20, 2004, at 17:43:45

In reply to I am at my witts end. Here's my story, posted by 4mygrls on May 19, 2004, at 23:51:34

It really sounds like these damned antiepileptic/mood stabilizing drugs aren't doing you much good and may be doing you some harm. To me, it sounds like you are suffering from depression/anxiety more than anything, and I'm wondering why these doctors haven't tried an antidepressant. The Klonopin will certainly help with anxiety, but it sounds like an antidepressant might be worth trying.

I really question your course of treatment. I hope you will do so also with your pdoc and ask if there's any reason why an antidepressant couldn't be tried, as you are depressed and these bipolar drugs you have tried have been total hell.
Keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and have little comprehension or understanding of bipolar disorder. I have to question if these BP meds are really appropriate for you, though, based on everything you've said.

Don't give up hope, and I hope we can be of some help to you.

Todd

 

Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story

Posted by 4mygrls on May 21, 2004, at 10:31:41

In reply to Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls, posted by King Vultan on May 20, 2004, at 17:43:45

> It really sounds like these damned antiepileptic/mood stabilizing drugs aren't doing you much good and may be doing you some harm. To me, it sounds like you are suffering from depression/anxiety more than anything, and I'm wondering why these doctors haven't tried an antidepressant. The Klonopin will certainly help with anxiety, but it sounds like an antidepressant might be worth trying.
>
> I really question your course of treatment. I hope you will do so also with your pdoc and ask if there's any reason why an antidepressant couldn't be tried, as you are depressed and these bipolar drugs you have tried have been total hell.
> Keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and have little comprehension or understanding of bipolar disorder. I have to question if these BP meds are really appropriate for you, though, based on everything you've said.
>
> Don't give up hope, and I hope we can be of some help to you.
>
> Todd

that's the thing. i've tried every ad known to man. i've tried every ssri and even the old ones through my life. i was on effexor for a bit and it started to help but i was only on 75mg and the pdoc wanted me to try lamictal. i am going in this week and talking to him. my husband is coming in with me too.

 

Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls

Posted by Sad Panda on May 22, 2004, at 6:21:48

In reply to Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story, posted by 4mygrls on May 21, 2004, at 10:31:41

> > It really sounds like these damned antiepileptic/mood stabilizing drugs aren't doing you much good and may be doing you some harm. To me, it sounds like you are suffering from depression/anxiety more than anything, and I'm wondering why these doctors haven't tried an antidepressant. The Klonopin will certainly help with anxiety, but it sounds like an antidepressant might be worth trying.
> >
> > I really question your course of treatment. I hope you will do so also with your pdoc and ask if there's any reason why an antidepressant couldn't be tried, as you are depressed and these bipolar drugs you have tried have been total hell.
> > Keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and have little comprehension or understanding of bipolar disorder. I have to question if these BP meds are really appropriate for you, though, based on everything you've said.
> >
> > Don't give up hope, and I hope we can be of some help to you.
> >
> > Todd
>
> that's the thing. i've tried every ad known to man. i've tried every ssri and even the old ones through my life. i was on effexor for a bit and it started to help but i was only on 75mg and the pdoc wanted me to try lamictal. i am going in this week and talking to him. my husband is coming in with me too.
>
>

If you don't suffer from mania & Effexor was working, I would be inclined to ask for Effexor again. Lets us know how you go. :)

Cheers,
Panda.


 

I am at my witts end. Here's my story

Posted by 4mygrls on May 22, 2004, at 21:41:44

In reply to Re: I am at my witts end. Here's my story 4mygrls, posted by Sad Panda on May 22, 2004, at 6:21:48

> > > It really sounds like these damned antiepileptic/mood stabilizing drugs aren't doing you much good and may be doing you some harm. To me, it sounds like you are suffering from depression/anxiety more than anything, and I'm wondering why these doctors haven't tried an antidepressant. The Klonopin will certainly help with anxiety, but it sounds like an antidepressant might be worth trying.
> > >
> > > I really question your course of treatment. I hope you will do so also with your pdoc and ask if there's any reason why an antidepressant couldn't be tried, as you are depressed and these bipolar drugs you have tried have been total hell.
> > > Keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and have little comprehension or understanding of bipolar disorder. I have to question if these BP meds are really appropriate for you, though, based on everything you've said.
> > >
> > > Don't give up hope, and I hope we can be of some help to you.
> > >
> > > Todd
> >
> > that's the thing. i've tried every ad known to man. i've tried every ssri and even the old ones through my life. i was on effexor for a bit and it started to help but i was only on 75mg and the pdoc wanted me to try lamictal. i am going in this week and talking to him. my husband is coming in with me too.
> >
> >
>
> If you don't suffer from mania & Effexor was working, I would be inclined to ask for Effexor again. Lets us know how you go. :)
>
> Cheers,
> Panda.
>
>
> i think i'm going to ask about it. i do remember still having bouts of mood swings but not like it is right now with being on lamictal. today, however i feel great. good mood. not manic, just good mood.


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