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Old 08-18-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

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Old 08-19-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

Lithium as a stabiliser - thought I was dying for the first week but felt wonderful from there on in. Mirtazipine (sp?) added later for depression - kicked in in about 48 hours (was on 45mg, quite a high starting dose). Have since switched to homeopathy with amazing results and no side effects, although don't know if that's an option because of money?

 
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

What kind of homepathy meds are you taking?? And are they only for depression or for other problems as well??

 
Old 08-19-2005, 09:59 AM   #4
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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

I have been on lithium for less than 2 weeks - and it is already helping....not even at a proper dose yet so I am hopeful!

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Old 08-20-2005, 03:19 PM   #5
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I'm on Lithium for almost 2 years now... its a godsend to me. I'm also on Wellbutrin (depression), Neurontin (anxiety), and Strattera (ADD).

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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

zag--thanks for your reply! helpful

 
Old 01-02-2006, 10:07 PM   #7
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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

I would be interested in a extensive answer to this question. perhaps a complete list of ALL the medications a that are used and the top theraputic amounts most people take? Is there such a list put together somewhere? I think we are going to have to change my husbands cocktail and we are running out of meds he hasn't already taken.

 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:50 AM   #8
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Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?

I take EMPower+ for bipolar II. I've tried lots of meds (lithium, paxil, celexa, effexor, klonopin, ativan etc etc etc etc) but none of them helped me. EMPower+ is a vitamin-mineral supplement specifically for bipolar disorder. I've been stable on it for 2 years now.

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