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Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers

Posted by ThatGuyJohn on September 8, 2001, at 11:51:52

In reply to Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers ThatGuyJohn, posted by SalArmy4me on September 8, 2001, at 3:26:43

Hey, thanks for that link, Sal. I am very new to this site, and just beginning to get a sense of the resources available here.

I kinda questioned the logic of taking a straight anti-d when I have that tendency to swing up. But my best friend's little brother was treated with an activating drug for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This kid was a bundle of energy to begin with -- but on the meds he actually evened out.

And I had the same immediate, really good response to Wellbutrin that the doc describes. In less than a week, I felt fantastic. I chalked it up to a placebo response then. Uh-oh... :-)

So, BPs have a uniquely screwy chemistry, different from depressives? I don't know a lot about biochemistry, but am I right in drawing that conclusion? (And "screwy" probably isn't a diagnostic term, right?)

I am sober, no recreational drugs or booze for 9 years, but a pal gave me a couple Klonopin for a very long flight. And it did nothing to sedate me. Maybe I'll just down a handful of speed next time, and I'll be out like a light.





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