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Old 08-06-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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meds side effects

I was diagnosed as being bipolar in November of last year. I ended up in the hospital when I began to have a horrible reaction to the geodon. I tried to commit suicide so they put me in the hospital. I was there for three weeks one of which I still don't remember, but my husband has shared a few things about what happened. I came home and couldn't cope(I have 5 children). I ended back in the hospital for another week. During that time I saw two different docs who kept changing my meds back and forth. Then we moved to Utah and I had to find a new doctor. I've been seing him for three months and it was just this week he decided I would be okay not to see him for a few weeks.

The problem is, I'm still spending money, I have an incredibly high libido, have no desire to meet new people, and I'm fairly reckless--even when I have family members in my car. It's a little scary. Oh, and I think the worst part is that I've gained close to 80 lbs. since all this started.

I think I want to change docs. I think he doesn't really pay attention or really care. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: meds side effects

Hi Tish welcome to the board................ I feel for you having to deal with this I have Bipolar 1.........

hugs, Caren

Old 08-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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Re: meds side effects


Sounds as if you need some major medication revamps. If your doctor isn't doing this, then I would change asap.

Does your doctor know about the spending and libido and withdrawal? About how bad they are?

Please do get another doctor.

What meds are you on now, by the way, and for how long? Are they helping in any way?


Old 08-08-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: meds side effects

I'm taking Depakote, Lyrica, Zyprexa, Adavan, Wellbutrin, Primidone and an array of extra vitamins. And I'm seeing a new doc today in hopes that things aren't so discouraging. It's frustrating right now, because I'm going from day to day not knowing whether I'll be high or low. It makes it difficult to plan much of anything.
Thanks for the welcome. It's good to feel there are others out there.

Old 08-08-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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Re: meds side effects

I'm also on Lamictal.

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