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What meds to help???

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Old 10-29-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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What meds to help???

My father was bipolar (suicide) and my sister is bipolar (won't take meds) and I am to a lesser extent slightly bipolar - mostly depression, irritable, anxious.

Most SSRIs make me manic, but I have loved Lexapro and Celexa - but had to stop them due to severe bladder/urinary spasms and pain.

I loved Lamectil, but it gave me mouth sores - almost blister like.

Trileptal didn't seem to do much of anything. And Seroqual knocked me out for days!

Are there any meds that can help someone like me?

My poor husband has brought it to my attention that he feels I am sligtly bi-polar and could benefit from meds.

Wellbutrin tends to make me fly off the handle and a little angry.

What can I take to keep my moods even and me out of the depression gutter?

I feel helpless!

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Old 10-29-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: What meds to help???

Have you tried Lithium? I don't know much about it, but I know it's one of the oldest meds for bipolar and works really well at stablizing moods. My step mom has taken it for years and has had good results. I was prescribed it, but stopped taking it before it reached a theraputic level simply because I am not yet convinced I am bipolar.

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