Hi Doctor. I am Bipolar II and i take Lithium 675 mg with 0.5 in blood; Lamictal 200 mg; Aripiprazole 2.5 mg; and Clonazepam 3 mg. Not too? For me causes daytime sleep and wake often at night. It is worthwhile that the Aripiprazole akathisia caused me so much I have to take clonazepam? Aripiprazole makes some effect in such low doses? Because I got to the depressive phase. The dream will be for much medication? Aripiprazole is the other? How to be good in the depressive phase? Thanks.View Thread
my daughter is 28 years old and divorced for 5 years. she is has no child and living with familly(parents and her other sister). she had beeb affected by bipolar disorder for mor than 15 years but we didnt know it till 2 years ago after she had a suicide and was taken to a hospital for saving her life. making story short doctrs told us she had bipolar dis......and must go take drugs for some times. now she is better but not as well as other poeple . im worry about her will she get her healty or not?View Thread
My mother who has been diagnosed Bipolar/w Mild Schizophrenia recently began Allergy Drops rather than take...
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My mother who has been diagnosed Bipolar/w Mild Schizophrenia recently began Allergy Drops rather than take the injections. 3 weeks into the drops she has had a Mania episode along with other physical symptoms. We stopped the drops for 3 days then gave her the dose. After an hour of nausea she suffered severe mania symptoms. She was hospitalized and after 5 days of med adjustments she is getting better. Bipolar and Allergy drops do not mix.
My husband has not been diagnosed, however a doctor put him on 3 different medications, Straterra, Abilify and Zoloft. He stopped taking the abilify, but there didn't seem to be any problems then, although his doctor does not know he isn't taking it. He has smoked marijuana his whole life and just recently quit. He has hated me ever since he quit smoking. He has not talked to me except for very hateful, everything is all my fault, and he has completely shut me out. I am not even allowed to talk. His son, who has been diagnosed as bipolar since he was 6 yrs old, and is now 11, and I don't know what to do. Things are so bad I started staying at my parents' house last night. My husband allowed me to come to his therapy appt this morning and she set us up for marriage therapy at the end of the month. I don't know what I am supposed to do. His son doesn't want me gone and I don't want to leave him there alone, but biologically he is not mine. My husband knows he is bipolar, but he doesn't seem to realize he might need a medication adjustment since he quit smoking weed. Help, please, I don't really have any support.View Thread
I have been on Cymbalta since 2012..suffice it to say it has been the WORST year and a half of my life. At first it diminished the depression, and I started to feel normal again. I'm also bipolar, and the doctor I've been seeing decided it was the best fit for me. After being in my system for awhile, it became a nightmare. Aggravation, lethargy, weight gain, moodiness, etc. I hated the way it made me feel and my entire persona changed. I tried going off of it cold turkey, but it was akin to going through detox. I was climbing the walls, my ears felt as though they were full of sand, and the nausea and dizziness were enough to make me regret ever taking it. After discussing this with my doctor, I stepped down to 30 mg from 60, and slowly began the leveling off of this so called 'wonder drug'. It has now been 3 days since I've been off of Cymbalta after stepping down, and it will take me awhile to get rid of this crap out of my system. We are going to try Wellbutrin (which will help with my smoking, which I picked up after the mood changes made me more irritable), and see how it works. I have heard from others that Cymbalta has helped them tremendously. I'm happy for them, but for me, this is one drug I will NEVER recommend to anyone.
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