Hi all! I have been so depressed this week. I feel that the better I try to feel, the worse I get with the side effects from the things that are supposed to help me feel better. My doctor upped the Lithium I'm taking from 300 mg. to 600 mg. and ever since he did, my stomach has been terrible. I was slightly nauseous, but now I've progressed to low mood and diarrhea and tiredness. Is this a sign that it's too strong for me? I almost feel it is. I was taking Risperdal for sleep, but I got so tired from the med increase that I stopped. I really don't know what to do because I don't feel like I'm dying from this, but I don't feel well either. I don't know if this warrants a call to the doctor. Anything anyone can say would be most appreciated. Thanks so much--Hopeto--
What your experiencing with lithium is actually common. Its when you start to get a loss of appetite when I'd talk to your doctor about it. But I'd still talk to your pdoc about this anyways. I'd also tell your doctor that you stopped taking the risperadol because that could play an inportant role in your treatment. Are there any other medications that your taking?
Hi Under & Dreams! I was only taking the Risperdal for roughly 8 or 9 weeks, so I didn't think it was going to be a huge adjustment if I stopped taking it. Right now I have been feeling crummy with headaches and my eyes are bothering me and my allergies are the pits right now, even with allergy shots. I just feel like I'm only existing right now, not living. I will, however, speak to my therapist on Tuesday and let her know how I feel. The clinic that I go to has the therapist act as the liason between patient and doctor. At least we all end up on the same page. I just hate all of the side effects I suffer with and this sometimes curtails further use of the meds. Thanks so much for caring & God bless--Hopeto--
Not much really just thing to help control my asthma. I take singular, Flovent and bricanyl which is all really ment more asthma but can help with allergies in the long run. Is there anything that you would reccommend that might work for allergies. Sweet I just realized I'm a Veteran now.
I take the generic form of Allegra (Fexofenadine) and it works well for me. The only reason I'm struggling with allergies at the moment is because our weather has been changing at the drop of a hat. One minute it's sunny and warm and the next it's overcast and cold.
At least when I move to Arizona, I won't have to deal with some allergies (for example, tree and grass pollen).
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
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