... than just the lamotrigine by itself, but I gained a lot of weight and my depressive episodes came back after a while. Cycling into them about once every 6 weeks for a week at a time approx., but with "down" feelings pretty much all the time. I started this week on Latuda, and weaning off the others very slowly. ... (7 replies)
... I completely get what you're going through. I was initially diagnosed in my early 20's with depression, but then in my late 20's with bipolar II. ... (5 replies)
... asked my doc about adding wellbutrin, but said it was not good for bipolar's, can increase manic episodes, cause aggitation, irritability (9 replies)
... Anyone had any experience with Wellbutrin for bipolar depression? ... (4 replies)
... have stopped abilify. am still v. stressed, anxious. hope new med combo he comes up with will work. am still tired of it all. (223 replies)
... Wellbutrin xl, abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, and lamictal. They are working well for me. Hope you find something that works well for you too! ... (223 replies)
... texas,when you quit the klonopin, what did the pdoc put you on? does it help? side effects?
last flowers (223 replies)
... hi texastoast, i didnt gain any weight on the klonopin, have been on it forever. but, the ailify i added just a bit ago, and have gained 7 lbs since and it will not come off, dont want to gain weight, but like feeling good.
keep me posted.
last flowers (223 replies)
... In addition to being on wellbutrin, prozac, lamictil, abilify, ambien CR for sleep, I also was put on Klonapin about two weeks ago for extreme anxiety, which is a pretty new symptom for me. It makes me feel like crap, and I've gained 6 lbs in just two weeks. ... (223 replies)
... ow I react to major med changes, I think that my manic state was caused by some change in meds, and that's how I got put on Lithium. I only stayed med compliant for about 2 years then decided I was "cured". Then went back to a Pdoc after another suicide attempt, med compliant for 2 or 3 years, so on and so forth... ... (223 replies)
... I should of had my last dose on Sunday, I'm on the 1 every 5 days leg of the race, so I think i won't have to take anymore.
I've used Wellbutrin before and didn't do much for me, I plan to ask him tomorrow what the plan is for the anti-d. Lord knows i definitely need one.
So, we'll see.
kat (223 replies)
Med changes can be so frustrating.
How far along are you in finally getting off of Cymbalta? If I remember correctly, you were one or two doses away from your last dose? Does your pdoc plan to put you on a different anti-depressant like Wellbutrin? My pdoc told me that if my Fluoxetine stops working, we could try Wellbutrin.
Good luck at your appointment... (223 replies)
... I personally have had great success with Effexor ER and Depakote. It took me years of trial and error on many different meds ranging from Lithium to Wellbutrin to Zyprex to Lamictol and many others. It all depends on your own personal chemistry and what works for you. ... (223 replies)
... depakote ER, Wellbutrin XL Geodon .And like i said befor the Geodon helps him really well on hearing stuff that is not there and seeing things that is not there. ... (223 replies)
... i have taken all sorts of meds and still felt unwell. i am now on wellbutrin xl, lamictal, abilify, klonopin (sometimes dalmane for sleep) I feel great. 2 weeks on feeling sooo good and happy to be productive and feel 'normal'. i feel , light, if you know what i mean.
good luck (223 replies)
... ed went under, so I lost my insurance...until I went out and got a real job. When the insurance went, so did the meds and the psyche doctor. I continued paying for the Lyrica, because it's great for pain...and gives me energy and is good for depression. It DOES, sometimes, bring on hypomania. ... (6 replies)
... I was just diagnosed with bipolar disorder a week ago and i have no clue what to think or do. ... (6 replies)
... Hi there, I have been on Wellbutrin for 2 years. It has worked on the depression side most of the time. ... (5 replies)
... Hey DJ, good to hear from you! I hope you are feeling better. Wellbutrin is a good med for people with bipolar because it is supposed to have a lesser chance of making one manic. I hope the seroquel will continue to work for you too. ... (9 replies)
... My son has used both prozac and wellbutrin. I'm surprised your insurance will not cover the prozac. We pay for all of my son's medications. ... (4 replies)