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Bipolar Disorder board


Hi all. This is my first post here...i am getting extreme anxiety all the time...my comunity psychiatric nurse seems to think its my prozac having a reverse effect...I stopped taking this altogether a week ago...is that wise?
I also take Lithium and Rispiridone..
I have an appointment with my doctor on the 5th but i just couldnt wait that long...the anxiety is driving me mad.
I've also had some rather bad cravings for alcohol and had a few binges where i've ended up a crying mess on the floor...this cant go on.
Hopefully my doc will change my anti-depressant to something different that i can handle. It might not even be the anti-depressant as i still feel quite anxious with out it.
I've been diagnosed as bi-polar for 6 years now...the anxiety started about a month ago.
The first psychiatric drug I was ever, ever put on was Paxil, an SSRI in the same class of drugs as Prozac. It made my panic attacks way, way worse. More frequent, more severe, longer. Didn't do much for the bipolar either.
Kristina :wave: