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Old 02-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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How long?

How long do you have to be on a med. before it totally stabilizes your moods? I have been on Symbyax for about 2 1/2 months but I still have bad days. I'll go for like a week in a really happy mood and then I dip back down into depression for a few days. Any experiences?

 
Old 02-27-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: How long?

Honestly it depends on the person....and I hate to say this but you may not ever totally stabilize on the med. I've been on Lamictal for a year and it helped me stabilize quite a bit more than I was...but never all the way. If you don't feel like the med is working you might talk to you pdoc about changing it.

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:01 AM   #3
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Re: How long?

This varies from person to person. It took me over a year and a half to become stabilized on Depakote with the addition of an anti-depressant and a benzo to help with my rapid cycling. It seems that once the 2 latter meds were added, it helped make all the difference. Hang in there. If you don't notice improvement in 6-8 weeks, I would notify your pdoc.
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