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Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers--rina

Posted by bipolarized on September 16, 2007, at 17:33:43

In reply to Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers bipolarized, posted by rina on September 16, 2007, at 16:13:43

It's so funny because I was able to find some research online that reported a higher incidence of suicidal thoughts within the first few weeks of people taking Depakote or Depakene. My doctor claimed to have never heard about this, but he works for a sucky HMO. I've since dumped the HMO and switched to another health insurer but have yet to meet my new doctor. I'm looking forward to getting a 2nd opinion on all of this.

It took me having to experience true depression on those meds before I realized how good I had it without meds. My normal moods are never that extreme,and I'm alot more comfortable being a little quircky than before this awful experience.

Cool to hear you found a good med balance.
I'm eventually going to investigate whether any other meds will work for me, but I'm gonna wait until I get a 2 month vacation from my job before I try anything else. I want to give myself a window of time to adjust to any med that they want me to try.

Thanks for your response.

> Yeah I totally agree with you on the Depakote. My doc said I was one of the few as well that this medicine stopped the cycling but took me too low which caused a state of severe depression. Then he switched me to a combo of lamictal/topamax and my mood has been wonderful ever since.




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