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Old 10-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 4
nsmom67 HB User
new here, needing support

My name is Sharon. I have been diagnosed with BP II for over 10 years.

I have been married to the same man for the last 23 years (God love him) and have two children; a daughter who is 16 and a son who is 20.

I was stable on Abilify 15 mgs alone for about two and a half years and now things seemed to have gone awry again. My doc added 30 mgs of Cymbalta for five days and then increased it to 60 mgs but it put me in a mixed hypomanic state. My mood and energy rapidly switch back and forth on a daily basis. Is that possible for one's mood and energy to be so changeable in Bipolar Disorder? My doc then increased my Abilify to 20 mgs to try and get my mood more stable.

Does anyone here have experience with these meds that they would share their experience with me, good, bad, or otherwise? I know everyone reacts differently to different meds, just wondering what happened or helped you.

Thanks for listening and hope I can help someone too.


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