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  1. I don't know where to go from here
    ... bipolar drug in the past including :Depakote, Xyprexa, Lithium , Geodon, Seoquel, Abilify, and several anti depressants...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Depakote Lamictal Risperdal geodon

  2. Question about Antidepressants Being Used with Mood Stabilizers
    ... stabilizer at the moment - my combination is Cymbalta, Lithium and Zyprexa. It hasn't triggered a manic attack ...
    ... and night for a period a week. I was already on lithium & lamictal (both mood stabilizers), solian (anti-...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa Cymbalta Lamictal Lexapro

  3. Ambilify
    ... touch wood) with my current cocktail of Cymbalta; Lithium and Zyprexa. I haven't gained any weight, I think...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa Cymbalta

  4. I feel so angry
    ... often. I'm scared that I'm going to have to go on Lithium as at the moment I'm unmedicated and it's clearly...

  5. Cymbalta
    ... I'm taking it in my cocktail of it, Lithium and Zyprexa. I found that it did help somewhat with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa

  6. bi polar depression - Seroquel
    ... I'm on high dose too, 500 mg at night, along with lithium and cymbalta finally got my life back. It helps if...
    ... quite a while at a dose of 200mg at night along with lithium and lamictal.... after a bit we cut me back to 100mg...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cymbalta Lamictal Seroquel

  7. Bipolar Madness
    ... disallowed subject> My medications are: Eskalith ( lithium ), Geodon, Concerta, and Focalin (for ADHD). This combinatio...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Concerta geodon focalin

  8. What drugs worked for you?
    ... meds I have had so far has been Cymbalta, Zyprexa and Lithium . The combination of these 3 has been the best since...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Lexapro Zyprexa Cymbalta

  9. Bipolar and Disability
    ... because I tried many times. I am now on Depakote, Lithium , and Prozac. I have never in my life been able to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Prozac

  10. Psychosis and visualizations question for you guys...
    ... a really ill state but ANYWAY I have been on lithium and 200 mg of lamictal since my diagnosis, not for...
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    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal geodon Depakote Wellbutrin

  11. Yay Lamictal
    ... in a really ill state but ANYWAY I have been on lithium and 200 mg of lamictal since my diagnosis, not for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal geodon

  12. waking up sad/angry
    ... check that I did indeed have a mood disorder. Then, on lithium , I was doing great, except for short-term memory problems ... to focus on depression. Is the hypomania that the lithium controlled back? Is it a negative hypomania? I ... 'm almost ready to go back to just lithium . I'd rather be forgetful than angry/sad....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Lexapro

  13. Generic Lamictal - Please be careful
    ... told me to go back to the name brand ones, and up my lithium to 600mg again. (I was weaning off it, and down to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal

  14. Mixed Episode
    ... upped a little to 5mg and because I'm on Tegretol and Lithium as well, it all seemed to kick in today and I don...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tegretol Zyprexa

  15. lamictal making me a little low?
    ... up fairly happy or hopeful about the day. Then on lithium , I woke up OK, always slept well. Now I'm switching ... lamictal, and have been on 100mg lamictal + 600 mg lithium . But I don't wake up happy anymore... I wake up feeling ... upped me to 150 mg lam. and is weaning me off the lithium . Any input anyone?...
    ... which kind depresses me but hey.. I'm on 900 mg of lithium and 200mg of lamictal as of now and i'm slowly being ... taken off of the lamictal. but Lithium is meant to prevent mania so it might have brought...
    ... with, I think the combination of getting weaned from lithium and trying a new med can really mess with your head...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal

  16. Anyone Misdiagnosed BP & Instead Had Major Depressive Disorder For Years?
    ... haven't had any hypo anything since then. I was put on lithium and it did work to help the depression. It stopped...
    ... Some of my friends have found great results with lithium . We are all very different and have different body...
    ... cymbalta and lamictal? What dose of lamictal? I tried lithium for years and it gave out on me. I really don't know ... try lamictal again...if not i guess i have to try lithium again...it's so frustrating. The lexapro just isn ... appreciate your post. Your friends who have been on lithium , it continued to work for them? Do you know at what...
    ... a long time though. I'm not sure what dose of Lithium my friends are on. I know they are happy with it....
    ... disorder over 10 years ago. As a result, I was prescribed Lithium and Prozac, but they failed to quell my depression...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Lexapro Topamax Cymbalta Abilify Prozac

  17. When did you first get diagnosed with Bipolar??
    ... Bipolar.. I was sent to my family doctor to start. LIthium . but my doctor said he wouldnt start me on Lithuim...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa

  18. Acceptance of this disorder
    ... weeks were inpatient and 2 outpatient. I was on lithium and I believe prozac. I couldnt work and was in constant ... the reason I was having a hard time. I stopped the lithium and prozac. It took ages but I started working again...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prozac

  19. I miss the old me :(
    ... happiness. The last time I felt it was after going off lithium in Jan 2006. I thought I could do it. My pdoc said...

  20. Not sleeping as well on lamictal
    ... I'm in the process of switching from lithium to lamictal. I'm presently taking 100mg lamictal as ... well as 600mg lithium . My pdoc will start weaning me off the lithium in ... insomnia on lamictal? I used to sleep great on lithium , full 8 hours every night, sometimes 8-1/2! But my...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal

  21. Seroquel XR and/or Zeldox
    ... newly approved meds. I am bipolar and currently take lithium , effexor, trazodone and zyprexa. I am mostly depressed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor Seroquel Trazodone Zyprexa

  22. Hello! New here! Did my doctor lie to me?
    ... much jitters and stopped helping me go to sleep. 3. Lithium . It is the Lithium I wish to ask you all about...
    ... only med I've been able to tolerate. I never was on Lithium . This is just my experience - your may be totally...
    ... to doctor with this info. I wonder why he put me on Lithium , that prehistoric medicine! I didn't realize we could...
    ... I am on Lithium and I haven't noticed weight gain. I think since...
    ... I'm on lithium and lamictal right now, and havn't had any weight ... gain. Before that, just on lithium and no weight gain....
    ... [QUOTE=Elf_Ears;3695370]I'm on lithium and lamictal right now, and havn't had any weight ... gain. Before that, just on lithium and no weight gain. Weight gain on Lithium i am ... not sure .I am already overweight. Started Lithium Again 6 weeks ago. I went on and off in April 1993 ... and now i see a shrink 10/21/08. My Doctor gave me, Lithium Carbonate 300mgs X 2 since i was on it before he prescribed...
    ... of people with classic bipolar symptoms respond to lithium (not a medication, but a mineral). If you are worried ... weight gain (e.g. eat less, exercise more). I take lithium along w/other medications and haven't had weight gain...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Tegretol Zyprexa Lamictal Lorazepam

  23. Hair Falling Out
    ... more attention to myself then my tremors already do ( lithium ). redtoenails...
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    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote

  24. Have been in the hospital for over 3 weeks, out on pass now
    ... you guys know that I'm still alive. I overdosed on lithium and klonopin and have been in the psych ward ever...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Lamictal Paxil Seroquel Wellbutrin geodon

  25. Serquel
    ... everything things like that. He keeps talking about Lithium .. getting my hopes up that he'll put me on it... then...
    ... for you, minimizing side effects. Why do you want Lithium ? It is helpful for a lot of people, but there are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  26. Think My Meds Have Stopped Working! Any advice?
    ... Diagnosed 18 months ago. On Lithium 800mg, Citalopram 60mg and Lamotrigine (Lamictal) ... Epilim or Depakote are similar i believe) instead of Lithium does anyone think this might help? Im so fed up ... with the low mood that ive considered coming off the Lithium but i know that would be a bad move ! Thanks all...
    ... I had my meds stop working. I was on Depakot and Lithium and I kept trying to tell my doctor that something...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Lamictal Prozac

  27. What do you do when you start to hate the meds?
    ... of pills. I am on Lamictal, Abilify, Ativan, and Lithium . I was not right until I started the Lithium and ... least I would like to give it a shot with just the Lithium and Ativan. Has anyone else been through this?...
    ... feeling drugged. And they are very expensive. The Lithium and Ativan are both generic and do not cost that much ... really did start feeling better after I started the Lithium and I think that is what made the difference. I just...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Ativan Lamictal

  28. So tired... and frustrated
    ... Hi all. I posted a little while back about Lithium making me sleep and unable to function for days. ... irritable b/c I am tired ALL THE TIME. Even before the lithium . I am tired of living my life being tired and exhausted...

  29. Anyone with Lupus too?
    ... depression is just worse. Now I have to go back on lithium , yuk! I also take wellbutrin and plaquenil, provigil...
    ... she wants me to stay off lamictal and stick with lithium . I have been weaned off lamictal and have begun the ... lithium . Have you ever been tested for CPK levels? When...
    ... there a reason you were put on that in addition to the lithium ? And how is your bp now - are you okay in your stability...
    ... that caused it. Now it is a toss up between the lithium which is a strain on my kidneys and the lamictal which ... Both not great for lupus! My shrink wants me off lithium so not to harm the body but my rheumie wants me off...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Provigil Wellbutrin symbyax

  30. Is this normal on lithium?
    ... hard, then talk to your psych, don't be afraid. Lithium , like many other psych meds have this side effect...
    ... side effects were gone. Nowadays I can tell if my lithium levels are getting too high because I start tasting...
    ... not uncompliant, you've been compliant by trying the lithium . It may just not be the med for you....
    ... July 14th, and will tell her what happened with the lithium . You all have made me feel better about telling her...

  31. Seroquel and Prolactin
    ... currently on seroquel 100 mg, lamictal 200 mg, and lithium 900 mg. Not sure if any of the other drugs could be...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Seroquel

  32. bipolar and can't find right combo for meds-seeking advice
    ... anxious and depressed. now i am taking 1200 mg of lithium , and the lowest doses of effexor and lexapro. no xanax...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor Lexapro Xanax

  33. Losing it
    ... The panic and confusion?? I loathe being on meds. Lithium is also apart of my regular cocktail. I detest Lithium...
    ... your doctor. I've never been on that one. I am on Lithium and the only advice I have for that is limit other...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Trazodone

  34. Recommendations for a good mood stabilizer.
    ... out there to ask your doc about. Some of them are: lithium , lamictal, tegretol, depakote, etc. Just bring up...
    ... lithium , had similar symptoms, works very well. only side...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Depakote Klonopin Lamictal Provigil Tegretol Zyprexa

  35. which illness?? which problem?? which board?? help!!!
    ... diagnosed (same dr as now) bipolar and was started on lithium . at the time however, i was drinking heavily (self ... diagnosis, life in general...when i did take the lithium , i continued to drink and never had my levels drawn...
    ... just monitoring (or supposed to be if i had gone) my lithium use...does that sound right? then i'm also worried...
    ... psychiatrist. you probably need a mood stabilizer ( lithium , lamictal (also for depression)). you will probably ... mood stabilizer" i personally would try to stick to lithium or lamictal. but talk to your psych. arm yourself...
    ... there, if u have mood swings, you should check out lithium . I just started taking after being on (all at once ... explaining my mood not being stable, and he put me on Lithium at 1200mg a day, twice a day. It works very well, ... depressed and screwed with my mood, but now I can with the lithium . I'm 24 and sadly it's part of my social life. But...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Lamictal Ambien Effexor Lexapro Xanax

  36. Exhausted
    ... all tested clear. My pdoc is now changing me to Lithium , Seroquel and Cipramil. Any comments or suggestions...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Seroquel

  37. My mom told several people about my diagnosis
    ... depression, and I'm absolutely not telling her I'm taking Lithium for Bipolar now too. It's too bad I can't be totally...

  38. Tinnitus driving me crazy!! - can it be linked to BP?
    ... I'm now on the following meds 600 mg Camcolit Lithium 10 mg Zolpidem (night times) 150mg Wellbutrin SR...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin

  39. Meds
    ... Hi, Was on lithium for 5 years then tapered off for the last year and ... valproate- still had a racey heart. Now back at 1800mgs of lithium again - a large dose plus a zipclone to help sleep...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin

  40. Omega 3-Fish Oil
    ... BP meds (in my case Lamictal, Ativan, Abilify, and Lithium )? Does it make a big difference for you? Thanks...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Ativan Lamictal

  41. does this happen to you
    ... do not make you sleep all day, for instance, like lithium . That is a very bad no no, and some doctors will...
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    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro

  42. Losing my edge on lithium...
    ... I just got off Lithium because I gained 15 lb in about 2 months, was so swollen...
    ... I just started lithium . I had no idea that could be a side effect. I will ... so hopefully I'll be okay. Maybe if they lower the Lithium and add Lamictal it would keep you level and the memory...
    ... coffee in the morning really help becasue I take my lithium before I go to bed. That way i am not tired during...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal

  43. Don't know what else to do...please help.
    ... zombie. I had absolutely no emotion on any of them, Lithium wasn't too bad but it caused my Pituitary Gland to ... feel too much than nothing at all and quit taking my Lithium . I did great for the last three years, no highs or...
    ... right now for you! Mood stabilizers: lamictal, lithium , tegretol, trileptol, depakote, topamax Antipsychotics...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Provigil Zoloft Abilify Celexa Depakote Effexor Elavil Lamictal Lexapro Prozac Seroquel Tegretol Topamax Trazodone Wellbutrin Zyprexa Cymbalta geodon haldol symbyax

  44. Fed up!
    ... I am on Blood Pressure meds now. When I was taking Lithium , Geodon, and Cymbalta a few years back, I developed ... taking me off of Geodon, then Cymbalta and finally Lithium since the Lithium caused my pituitary glad to produce...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Topamax Cymbalta geodon

  45. Taking Topamax along side Lithium
    ... all the weight I gained from all the meds, including Lithium . I eventually stopped the Lithium altogether. Today...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Lamictal Prozac Topamax

  46. BiPolar with NO HIGHS??!!??
    ... try taking sodium valproate. IT's not a strong as lithium and will help you through the lows which will help...

  47. Taking abilify again
    ... are the side effects with abilify? I just started lithium , and my hands tremor and arms jump. Awful....
    ... lamictal and provigil. What are you taking besides lithium ? Or just lithium?...
    ... pretty much side effect free from the abilify. The lithium makes me feel so thirsty you would think I had just...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Lamictal Provigil Ativan

  48. Bipolar and pregnant...anyone else??
    ... Right now I'm on Lithium , Lamictal and Geodon, all medications that you cannot...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal geodon

  49. Depakote, Lexapro, and Adderall
    ... I just started Lithium and am having tremors and jerks that really bug me...

  50. A roller coaster ride
    ... seemed to continue working, Risperdal, lexapro, prozac, lithium , etc. Unfortunately I always turned to self medication...
    ... hello! i was on zyprexa and lithium when i was first dx'd. i walked around like a zombie...
    ... 1990- 1994 lithium 1994- 2003 valroic acid 2003- present Lamictal ... I had short term memory loss with lithium I had all the side effects you could have with valproic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Lexapro Prozac Risperdal Seroquel Tegretol Zyprexa

  51. First stint in the hospital
    ... weight lifted and I felt better rapidly. They added lithium to my lamictal, abilify, and ativan. We'll see. ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Ativan Lamictal

  52. Needing Some Advice (Meds)
    ... anyways (according to my tdoc). I am also leery of lithium due to the possibility of weight gain or sedation ... have a whole bottle of geodon and a whole bottle of lithium left over. Should I start taking one of these medications...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Lamictal Provigil geodon

  53. Lithium and Alcohol
    ... drinking alcohol dehydrates you, and dehydration causes lithium levels to rise in your blood. If your dose of lithium ... your kidneys; your kidneys rely on hydration to flush lithium out of them and keep it from getting built up/toxic ... said, I haven't had any trouble drinking while taking lithium (900mg, a lower dose I guess). ... keeps me hydrated despite the diuretic effect of the lithium . I personally do not tend to have more than one or...
    ... of us have dealt with from time to time. I'm not on lithium , but other meds for bipolar, and I'm pretty sure none...
    ... meds are still subject to change. (currently 1200 mg Lithium )...

  54. Newly Diagnoised + med
    ... combo? My doc said it didn't cause any weight like lithium or depakote (sp?)...
    ... I had blood levels taken when I was on lithium but not for Lamictal....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Lamictal

  55. Antidepressants
    ... lamictal? I take seroquil for sleep, effexor and lithium for depression. Sounds awful to take all of this medication ... . Now my depression has been back and the lithium was supposed to cure it. Well it's not working....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor Lamictal

  56. Would you give up bipolar if you could? (and feeling crazy)
    ... ......good. I've been twitching and think the lithium is doing it....

  57. Bi-polar but no real mania meds?
    ... after being on anti-depressants, my doc put me on lithium and i see the benefits of it. it really takes away ... and effexor, but so far so good. also, a side note, lithium can be used for depression as well, it's just a mood...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor Lexapro

  58. now that I know what it is, who am I?
    ... it is time for treatment and I'm waiting to see how lithium works in conjunction with no drugs and alcohol ( I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  59. Just diagnosed with Bi-Polar
    ... months, and Im wondering whether I should ask to get on Lithium or not. I have read about Seroquel and I don't like...
    ... sure. Should I ask my psychiatrist if I should get on Lithium ? I haven't seen a psychiatrist in about 6 months but...
    ... then your doctor surely will Rx a mood stabilizer. Lithium works for some; for others, there are significant...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Zyprexa Celexa Lamictal

  60. Have you ever considered stopping everything?
    ... life juice. But since being on all these meds ( Lithium , Seroquel, Adderall, Prednisone, Aspirin, and was ... entire body aches, and then she tripled my seroquel and lithium dosages. I am this close to just putting an end...
    ... the fact it makes them gain way too much weight. Lithium made me bloated and I gained weight quickly on that...
    ... weight-gain prone. Now they have me on 900mg/day of Lithium and 50mg/day of Seroquel. I have never been a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Adderall Aspirin Celexa Prednisone Seroquel Zyprexa Cymbalta Lamictal

  61. Seroquel dosage and side effects?
    ... seroquel and add something else like lamictal, depakote, lithium , tegretol or any mood stabilizer if you are still...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Depakote Lamictal Provigil Seroquel Tegretol

  62. getting meds!! need some advice
    ... away from the anti-psychotics this time around. Is lithium still in use much? Does it turn you into a zombie...
    ... Good for you that you made it this far. I used Lithium a long time ago and yes I was a total zombie, no feelings...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Seroquel

  63. meds
    ... Right now I'm on two mood stabilzers depakote and lithium and two antipsychotics abilify and seroquel. Is it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Depakote Seroquel

  64. At my wits end...
    ... drink and party and I didn't wanna mix drugs like lithium with alcohol. And the fact that I was a total zombie...
    ... you may not neccessarily end up on something like lithium . my doc put me on abilify and lamictal and HOLY COW...
    ... to be treated with prescription medications such as lithium or lamictal. I have tried many times to go off medications...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Abilify Lamictal

  65. An update on Kittiekatt
    ... update you all. I have been taking Citalopram and Lithium for about 3 weeks now. I haven't been depressed at...

  66. bipolar 2
    ... thought it was depression only. I am on wellebutrin, lithium and a small dose of seroquil at night to sleep. I...

  67. Lithium causing mania?
    ... I haven't taken lithium since 12 years ago...but it seems like your titrating...
    ... HI, I was started on lithium about 5 wks. ago...developed mania in the afternoon ... mg. to prevent depression. I was manic on 300 mg lithium 2 x per day. Doc then increased lithium to another ... the headache continued.. And yesterday stopped the lithium . Today headache is gone... Only other med is trazadone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft

  68. off meds. struggling for the next two weeks till i see doc
    ... because finding the right meds can be tricky. i started lithium after this post and it wasnt right for me. so i am...

  69. Lamictal Problem
    ... seaturtle I was thinking of adding a low dose of Lithium to combat the agitation. Just knowing that other people...
    ... I took 300 mg of Lithium last night and I hardly slept. I've gone ahead and ... either Xanax or Trileptal if it gets to agititating. Lithium doesnt seem the way for me, or else I need to give ... effects me right away and it seems more benign than Lithium . Thanks for everyones input. Will keep you posted...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Trileptal Xanax

  70. Do meds actually work.
    ... find the right combo of meds. I just started taking Lithium and Citalopram. So far I haven't been depressed but...

  71. On Depakote for 10 yrs thinking about Trileptal for weight loss
    ... that don't cause weight gain (Zyprexa, Depakote and Lithium seem to have the Gold, silver and bronze award in...
    ... was good for me. Cost got in the way. Presently on lithium and my weight is steady and lost another 10 lbs. ... Also, added to the lithium is risperdone but I don't feel completely stable so...
    ... the other 10 came off a little later. Now on the lithium , I find I am back to night time eating but have not...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Trileptal Zyprexa

  72. New Here, I need help
    ... matter how down I feel. Today they arent. I am on Lithium twice a day, and Seroquel 50mg if I start to freak ... pounds. In the course of two week on Seriquel and Lithium , I have gained it back. I cannot express how despondant...
    ... is next to impossible in two weeks time. Sometimes lithium makes you really thirsty and that could be part of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Adderall Seroquel Cymbalta

  73. Mania episode
    ... later on, or not. Who knows?! I take 900mg of Lithium and 20mg of Citalopram daily. I just started it a...

  74. Can BP worsen?
    ... involvement of course!) Maybe I'll just stick with the lithium ......

  75. lamictal...what is it?
    ... other FDA approved treatment for Bipolar 1 besides lithium . The best part about the drug is that it does not ... need to be monitored in the blood stream like lithium and is not harsh on the liver like depakote (valporic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Lamictal


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