update from the visit at my shrink

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jenna22
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Im taking 400mg Lamictal/300mSeroquel/50mmTopamax and Klonapin since April.I was diagnosed with Bipolar I.
Im angry all the time,sad,crying,pretend at work im ok and happy.But deep inside i just wish i would die or wake up one day and be a different person.My doc gave me the Neurontin the generic one.I took one today at work and feel so drowsy.Im supposed to take 1one pill 4 times a day.400mg a day
i also take 10mg Adderall xr in the am
please give me some positive feedback about any of these drugs.Im gonna give it time for there drugs.and alsso star working out which does help.
I know i cant just rely on the meds.I have to also help myself
please someone reply
thank you so much
 
will this help my anger and anxiety
 
im losing hope
i cant live like this
i know im not the only one
i dont wanna be like this anymore,tired of it
i strained my back three weeks ago but im better now so im gonna go back to my pilates classes it does help
i will beat this anxiety
any feedback on these drugs i would appreciate it.should i give it time.
how long until the lamictal starts working
 
thanks

serafena
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
All your four original drugs should be working by now. So your doc added Neurontin to help as another mood stabilizer. The drowsiness is a side effect which hopefully will fade after a few days. If it doesn't you need to let your doctor know.

Of your drugs I've taken Lamictal, which works very well for me. But everyone is different. I take 250 per day. I also take 300 mg of Topomax and it seems to help too. At the low dose that you're taking, I wonder if it's doing much. There's been a lot of chatter about whether Topomax is really very effective for mood disorders, especially at low doses. You might ask your doc about that next time. I've taken Seroquel in the past, but only for sleep. You're probably taking it for an anti-psychotic. I only ever took 25 mg. I really know nothing about Klonopin though other than it's useful for panic. But it doesn't seem to be working well enough for you, obviously.

Hang in there, Jenna. Exercise will help. Keep after your doctor if the meds aren't helping. Be agressive about finding a med cocktail which will work for you.

serafena
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sarahs26
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   Posted 8/17/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
dear jenna22,
you hang in there and fight for yourself, I’m sure that deep inside your heart you know that you are strong enough to beat this right, it's just hard I hope that you have someone from your friends or family members that you can talk about what's on your mind, can you think of a time in your life when you where happy and had fun???? I’m sure there are times that you think back and the memories make you smile, think of those times when you feel down, call email go see the person that makes you feel good and talk about the way you feel at that moment it will help you to talk about it , I’m sure sometimes you feel like you don’t want to bother anyone with your problems but that is what friends are there for
open your heart and talk to your friends or family whomever you feel comfortable talking about this stuff, they might not understand 100% how you feel because they have not gone through that but they will hear you out take care jenna22 god bless you

serafena
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   Posted 8/17/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi sarahs26,

Welcome to HealingWell and to our board. It's always nice to have new voices. Why not start a New Topic and introduce yourself a little. Tell us a little of your story. We love to get to know our newbies. But please, feel free to jump right in, post away.

serafena
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Bipolar II

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