Was just diagnosed with bi-polar disorder a few days ago. On lamictal (the starter pack) and it seems to be working well so far. I am married with two bio children and two step children. They live with their mom in Columbus. We see them every other weekend. Have a great husband who is really trying to be here for me since this whole thing happened. I have suffered depression for about 10 years now. Been on all the meds. Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft, and just got taken off of Wellbutrin.
My psychiatrist seems to think that's what caused my last manic episode. I am really hoping the lamictal works for me. I am so tired of being depressed one day and on top of the world the next. And the irribability I feel is absolutely horrible. Doesn't take much of anything to agitate me. I scream when something irritates me, and immediately feel bad afterwards.
I am also taking Lyrica for fibromyalgia. Has anyone ever taken that? It seems to be doing ok for me. I'm worried about the weight gain though. I'm kind of obsessed with my weight. Have been bulemic at one point. I just dont eat much these days now. So anyway. Sorry this turned into me rambling. I hope to get to know everyone and make some friends here. It's hard to get people who dont have this disorder to understand what you are going through.
Hi welcome to the boards. I've dealt with BiPolar for 19 yrs now and am also a Chronic Pain patient and wanted to let you know that the Pain Management and Chronic Pain Boards here are also wonderful. they're are quite a few Fibro folks there that are great with support and ideas for care.
Just wanted to let you know, hope you're doing well.