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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/6/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
For the last few days. I have been struggling with an episode. I started having a hypomanic episode a few weeks back, and my symptoms have not gotten better even with raising my doses and adding Abilify to my cocktail. I have been super stressed, so I am sorry for being MIA. I hope to get better soon, and more active.

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serafena
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   Posted 10/7/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Uh oh. The stress isn't helping. Any way to cut some of that out? You said the Abilify wasn't really helping. Has it done anything for you? Would upping the dose help?

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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/7/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my pdoc today, and he put me on the dreaded 'Depakote'. It was that or going back on Lithium which I couldn't stand to take any longer. I'll let you know how things work out.

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sukay
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   Posted 10/7/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Olivia,

Sorry your having a rough time of it again. So your pdoc took you off the abilify and now has you back on the depakote? What was it about the "dreaded depakote" that has you concerned?

Ya know, we just have to keep pushing ahead and know that keeping in close contact with our pdoc and pursuing the med changing route will eventually work itself out. I know it's a downer, but we have to keep at it!

My pdoc just upped my trileptal for me because I have been really irritable and depressed both in the same day, day after day. But I also have a lot of stress around me lately as well, so I just got to do what I got to do.

So, as our famous saying goes, "hang tough"! I know serafena gets a kick outta that one~! shocked

Hope to meet up with you in chat on Thursday evening if you are available.

(((Hugs))) blush


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serafena
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I love you Sukay!


Olivia,

Please keep us up to date on what happens with the depakote. We are here for you.

(((hugs)))
serafena
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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Sukay,

Actually, I am still on the Abilify. Also, I have never been on Depakote, this is my 1st go at it. So far not too much side effects, there is one that I don't like but I am hoping it is only temporary.

I am going to see my pdoc next week to make sure all goes well with the meds. I am taking 2 meds that affect the liver and have to get bloodwork before the visit. You would think I would get used to it by now, but it I still find it a nuisance.

I am hanging in there, that is all I can do when things just seems a little chaotic around me. Thanks all of you, you have been wonderful. I love my peeps. :-)

Olivia
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