... out a mood stabilizer. I've been on Lamictal for 14 months and abilify for 3 months. I'm giong to have my abilify increased on Tuesday and I am at 300 mg Lamictal. ... (27 replies)
... I take Topamax myself for migraines (100mg) and so far, it seems to be working very well for me. I don't have any slowed or dulled thinking on it though which is great. Most of the cognitive issues I have are due to Depakote.
As far as migraines are concerned, I have a 21 year history of them. Before I started taking preventative meds in the early 90s, my migraines would... (27 replies)
... Ahh, Okay. Yeah I get migraines here and there. Nothing like you get though. 16 days, WOW. And that's awesome your pdoc is also a neurologist. What makes one 'med resistant' ? I was thinking I was med resistant for awhile, considering it takes me high doses of Benzo's, and depression still remaining on ad's, but I hear thats pretty typical. Not to mention I haven't been on a... (27 replies)
... When I take even a small dose of Abilify at night I wake up really, hungry! ... (5 replies)
... i went through the same thing in 2007 & 2008. i was so manic i barely slept & on top of it i had severe stomach issues going on -- not sure if it was related to being so manic. maybe all the stress messed up my stomach really bad?? but i missed SO much work, took a 3 month short-term disability leave (which was then denied), with making less money from not working & having all... (3 replies)
... rapid cycling moods. I couldn't even keep up anymore. But I did not feel I was a danger. Anyhow, I went to the doc and told her, and got a rx for Abilify because it was one of the few meds I took before that didn't cause psychosis symptoms. ... (3 replies)
... I have BiPolar with severe med resistand BiPolar Suicidal Depression. My current cocktail is Laimictal 300mg, Abilify 10mg, Buspar 45mg, Trazadone 200mg, Neurontin 600mg, Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Topamax 100mg, and Clonazapam 1.5mg. ... (27 replies)
... panic attacks. He was concerned it was impairing my cognitive abilities, so he stopped that and doubled the Buspar, which is strictly for anxiety without the benzo problem. Whatever he suggests this and that and normally I chime in, but today I just didn't really care one way or another. ... (57 replies)
... acts different to medications..my son could not tolerate abilify it gave him daily headaches..as far as klonopin goes that is a benzo, a tranquilizer which can become highly addictive...so be careful with that. ... (5 replies)
... I was just prescribed Seroquel today & want to know how others felt about their experience with it.
I don't know if I am bipolar or not, but because my sister is bipolar, my doctor put me on a low dose (25 mg a day) because all of my symptoms of depression have improved except my cognitive functioning.
I'm already on 150 mg Wellbutrin twice daily for my depression & 30... (5 replies)
... I started on 400mg of Seroquel 10 days ago and I have slept through the night every night since. It's been great. I woke up groggy the first day, but that was it. I have found that I am more hungry than usual though, and craving sweet food really bad. I have been eating heaps of chocolate and I sure I've already put on a few kilos.
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... I was given seroquel for 2 1/2 months. I gained 24 pounds. I slept like a baby for three hours at a stretch until around 5:00a.m. and during the awake time I craved food like never before. I slept from 5:00a.m. until I would awake groggy and disgusted with myself for sleeping so uncontrollably until around 10 or 11. I was on 300mgs. a night and am now trying to wean myself... (5 replies)
... Seroquel didn't help my lady sleep, it did the opposite. She was over sensitive and if I moved at all she was awake. Doc added Trazadone so she could sleep. Don't let this stop you, just be aware that medicine effects each person differently. (5 replies)
... Serequol is a great medication. many people on this board take it. it is not a mood stabilizer tho.. mood stabilizers are lithium, lamictal and some others. maybe TS, will help you out with those drugs.. serequol will definitly help you sleep, my son is on 400 mgs per night in the rehab right now..and he told me he is sleeping better. (5 replies)
... Don't listen to me because I'm med paranoid. I mean seriously. I read all the PI sheets and freak out. All I know is Abilify lit me up like I had 10 cups of coffee. I did much better on zyprexa but I have raging anxiety along with my bipolar 1. ... (4 replies)
... It's funny i was on seroquel for like 2 years, took 4-500 every night, and now i'm down to 200mg & i have to breathe through my mouth, it's like it's suppressing my respiration, like a valium od. It never did this before. I'm switching to abilify.
This doesn't really answer your question, but going off a neuroleptic would be the least bad, physically (assuming you're not... (5 replies)