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    Old 07-07-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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    Stopping long to bear the consequences?

    Before anyone says anything, I had been taking my meds faithfully. I take 3 Lithium, 2 Depakote, 1 Lamictal and Prozac. i had hip replacement surgery 2 months ago and one of the "side effects" was a complete loss of my appetite. I lost about 25 lbs. But if I do not eat or take the Lithium and Depakote on a full stomach it makes me throw up. So needless to say, I went without my meds for about a month and now am paying for it.

    How long after you restarted your meds did you start feeling better? Now I know this is an individual thing so everyone's response with be different.

    What is other's experiences with the mood swings abating? I must say I was doing real well prior to the surgery. I am a rapid cycler. BTW, it took awhile for my pdoc to find the right "cocktail"

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    Old 07-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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    Re: Stopping long to bear the consequences?

    I think in about 2-3 weeks you should start feeling better.
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    Old 07-08-2007, 03:01 AM   #3
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    Re: Stopping long to bear the consequences?

    I agree with mud-hound, you should start to notice at 2-3 weeks. Good luck with going back on your meds and getting better!

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