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Re: Mother - bad bipolar depression

Posted by beckett2 on March 14, 2021, at 23:15:45

In reply to Mother - bad bipolar depression, posted by linkadge on March 13, 2021, at 17:30:53

> My mother has been in an episode of bipolar depression for almost a year now. The doctors keep adjusting various mood stabilizers to no avail.
> I hate this notion that mood stabilizers alone are the cure for bipolar depression. They aren't working! I wanted her to try mirtazapine, but the doctor popoo'd the idea.
> Frustrating.
> Linkadge

Does she have BP l or ll? Is she sensitive to medications?

Lamictal has been good with an antidepressant. However, I started the lamotrigine at least a few months before lexapro. This did not precipitate a BP crisis. The slow onset of efficacy is a drawback, but honestly, it built a scaffolding beneath my depression. Which is good.

Do you have access to ketamine? I hype it often (sorry!) but I have terrible bipolar depression. Like years at a time :/ and it helped.

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