This is my first posting, so please bare with me.
For 15 years I was diagnosed with GAD and depression. I have been on many different meds over the years and they would work for awhile, but then would just stop.
So finally in Oct. I went to a new doctor and she decided that I was bipolar and had been misdiagnosed. I have alot of the symptoms of both GAD and Bipolar and have always suffered from depression also. At this point I just feel like no one really knows what the answer is.
Well then we changed the meds AGAIN. Well here goes another vicious cycle. I am on lithium (600 mg) , lexapro (10) and Klonopin. On this I still don't feel "NORMAL"-- I am very forgetful, I have ABSOLUTELY no energy, I am losing weight because I can't swallow, I am very weak and the panic attacks are coming back. This past week I just tried lamictal, but the side effects were so bad I had to stop it. I know it supposedly will get better, but I couldn't work like that. I guess I am really wondering what my real diagnosis is. If anyone has any suggestions of what I should try I would be so greatful.