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Old 02-17-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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guess im out of my league

irony: ive made a few posts addressing the topic of boundaries, something taught to me the first time I was ever in a clinic. the idea that each individual's plight is valid and not to be compared with others. Well, I have a feeling this board and its posters dont understand that concept. Im out of my league. I take Lithium, Klonepan, Seroquel and Paxil. Thats the first time Ive listed my meds and Im doing it to get a response. But it's not enough, huh? My case is not colorful enough. No cutting or hallucinations. ill try and do better. I drank and verbally abused the woman I love. i may have lost her for good. im just going to wade through the pain and sadness. maybe im just a masochist.

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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yknow ive had an ok time with my meds overall, over many years. im afraid nothing in the outside world is a match for whats going on inside me. i am my own worst enemy in a fashion that sucks the cliche right outta that expression. if i got a brain transplant, my old brain would still gain control and remote control my ***.

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

John,

I'm sorry you never received any response to your posts, but I haven't seen anything you've written here on the board, so I apologize for not responding.

As far as your meds are concerned, well, I'll list mine: Depakote, Fluoxetine, Geodon and Trazodone. You could also throw in Topamax (which I take for migraines) since it's also considered a mood stabilizer. If you're a massochist, then I suppose I'm a massochist and a half. LOL! My pdoc wants to add a small dose of Lithium as well if my rapid cycling doesn't get under control which means that I would technically be on 4 mood stabilizers (Depakote, Geodon -- a dual antipsychotic/mood stabilizer -- Topamax and Lithium).

Well...at least no one can say that we're not mentally interesting.
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Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #4
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

P.S. Just for clarification's sake, I'm not trying to compare myself to anyone in terms of the meds I take. I'm just trying to apply a little humor to this thread.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #5
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

Yeah,I have quite a cocktail,too....Zyprexa,Respirdal,Topama x and Prozac......high doeses of all. Plus prednisone on occasion for COPD and Gemfibr for high colesteral...Sucks bad and very expensive but have been fairly stable for 2 years.

 
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

Okay if we're med listing then I guess I can jump in:

Seroquel, Cymbalta, Abilify, Lamictal, Buspar, Clonazapen, Topomax, Vit. D, Biotin and Fish Oil. I also take Oxycontin and Percocet for Chronic Pain and Premarin and Axert and Claritin for other health stuff.

Do I win, do I get a medal?

As for anyone's BP not being as enteresting as anyone elses, who would even judge that. This Demon disease in itself is enough who cares how it manifests itself in ones life, it still sucks and pretty much wrecks everything. You belong here Mr. Wilkey just like the rest of us.

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

I'd like to add that I take a total of 7 different meds (4 for my bipolar, 2 for migraines and 1 for year round allergies). My pdoc is thinking about adding Lithium as well if I can't get my rapid cycling under control. If I've already mentioned that earlier, sorry. I'm too lazy to check if I did or not. LOL.
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:48 PM   #8
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Re: guess im out of my leauge

Kat,

How well does Vitamin D and fish oil work for you?
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #9
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Re: guess im out of my league

Dreams,

Hah! I have 15! The Vit. D is for the SAD and since it's been so hard to get the depression under control, I can't really tell if it's doing anythin or not to tell you the truth.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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Re: guess im out of my league

Kat,

The reason I asked is because I'm thinking about trying fish oil. I don't know if it will help, but I plan to ask my pdoc about it when I see him next week.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #11
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Re: guess im out of my league

Kat,

One of my best friends used to take 22 different pills/day. She had alot of health problems which was the reason why she took so many meds. Personally, I can't imagine having to take that many. I'm shocked by the fact that I take 7. LOL.
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #12
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Re: guess im out of my league

Dreams,

Geez I didn't know we were talking about toal quatity in a day, that's totally different, for me it would be...let's see...I take a total of 30 pills a day, plus up to 10 advil, depending of knee pain. So on some days I could effectively be taking 40 pills a day! It really sucks big time! LOL

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:01 AM   #13
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Re: guess im out of my league

I should clarify. In my last post I meant that I take 7 meds/day. As for the number of pills I take, I really don't know because I've never bothered counting.
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Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 02-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #14
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Re: guess im out of my league

Dreams,

Just be careful with the Fish Oil, ummm without going into obvious details for SH/SI patients. Fish Oil can make you more prone to bleeding easily and clotting less.

kat

 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #15
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Re: guess im out of my league

Thanks for the warning, Kat. In that case, I think I'll pass. I still struggle with SH/SI and don't want to risk bleeding and/or clotting problems.
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
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