Hi BP Gemini,
I have tried a lot of different medications to treat my BP. Trileptal was the only medication that finally clicked for me. I've had great success with it! I don't remember any itching, since I have been on it for a while now, but if I did, it didn't last long.
If the itching isn't that bad for you and the medication is working well for you otherwise, I would give it a little more time and see how it works out for you. The itching may go away, once your body gets use to the medication.
Thanks, I think that is good advice. I did call and tell me PDoc about the itching and since I do not have a rash, he said give it a few more days. I was doing realy well on it until about an hour ago and now I feel that little black cloud of lethary coming over me. I am usually more manic than depressed. I am only taking 150 mg twice a day. At what dosage did you really feel like it was working? I am sure I am being just too impatient. I usually have a bad time with side effects but other than the itching I have had good results except that I am still cycling and manic by the time I get home.
Thanks for the feed back.........please let me what dosage you were on.
I glad you spoke with your doctor. I agree with giving it more time. It takes a while for the medications to reach it's full effect on us.
Your doctor has started you on a very low dose, as he should. I also started on that dosage. You have plenty of room for adjustments and that is a good thing!
Remember medications are different for everybody, but I have slowly worked up to 300mgs in the morning, and 300 mgs. again later in the evening. I am also on Wellbutrin, SR 100mg daily along with 50mg of Trazodone and 1mg of xanax at bedtime.
I hope things continue to work out well for you.
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I seem more down today because I am feeling frustrated that everytime something starts working, then something goes wrong. This is med #7 for me. I am also on .5 ml Xanax 4 times a day as I have Post Traumatic Stress and High Anxeity on top of Bipolar. It is a wonder that I have been able to hold my job for 5 years. I live in North Carolina and it is a rainy fall day, I cannot wait to go home, put on my favorite PJ's and go to bed.
I love this forum because everyone here is so encouraging and uplifting when they read between the lines and know exactly what is going on with someone.
Well, off to finish the day and see what tomorrow brings.