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Old 10-22-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Is this it or part of it..

I was diagnosed with BPII and ADHD..

90% of the time I'm depressed but I have this one day on and off that I feel like nothing happened. I'm always worse in the morning.
In the past I had these periods of obsessing on something like music and buying equipment as one example. I'm now on epival and effexor 75 mgs but I'm still in hell.
My GP has started me on lamictal but it will take about 6 weeks before I peak to 200 mgs

I'm thinking that the effexor might be causing these rapid swings.

I'm fishing because I dont know where to find the answer.ŗ. Can anyone help me.

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Is this it or part of it..


I guess one way to tell is to ask yourself if you had the swings before you started the Effexor. If you didn't, then it well may be a side effect.

Go back to your doc and go over it with him. Maybe he can find something else that will help without the agitation you describe. It's not unsual for antidepressants to make us manicky.

Welcome to the board, too. There's a lot of help here.

We can relate to you our own experience with meds, but we can't recommend anything. Only your doctor can do that. Lamictal, for me, is a great drug, despite the agitation is causes. I never responded to the SSRI's.

It takes a while to find the right meds, so don't give up. Keep at your doctor until you feel better.


Old 10-22-2008, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Is this it or part of it..

Since efexor I get more death thoughts but there are no Psydocs around so I have to rely on my GP.

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