Me too! I have been on 8 different meds and am unable to tolerate side affects. Have PDoc appointment in a couple of weeks. I hope I can hold on until then. This past week-end was bad. On Saturday I stayed in the bed all day, crying and not wanting to go on. Sunday I was a different person. Needless to say, I have rapid cycle issues. So I just keep on keeping on and HOPE that one day my doc will find the right meds for me. Geodon I have not been on. Lamictal was good for depression but sent me squarely into manic-land! and after three weeks made my stomach hurt terrible.
I hope you find the right combo as I do for myself and EVERYONE!
I was on lamictal and after a while of trying that I was put on Geodon. It took me a while to find the correct dosage for me but eventually it worked well for me for a long time. I did not notice any side effects. I did not gain any weight from it either.
I'm sure you know every med works a little different for everyone.
Keep pushing ahead to find the right cocktail for yourself. That is the hardest part but persistance pays off.
Good luck to you.
It's me again! I take Lamictal as a mood stabilizer - not antidepressant. I have to take two antidepressants in addition to the Lamictal. Lamictal seems to work fine. It's a pretty non-problematic drug for me. Also, it's known to be weight neutral. I took Geodon as a mood stabilizer and it made me manic on lower doses and increased my anxiety and depression at higher doses. It also made food unimportant to me, which was a nice side effect. I had to get off the Geodon though due to what it was doing to my anxiety and depression--I won't get into the details so as not to scare anyone away but it was pretty bad for me. Everyone is different though so please listen to your doctor and talk with your doctor anyone who is reading this!
Except when I first went into the hospital with anxiety (7 days pretty much out of my mind, only remember about one hour of all that time), my doctor has not given me Xanax or Ativan. He says he prefers to treat the cause rather than give me those kind of meds. Believe me, I have wanted them so badly. Despite taking Depakote, Lamictal and Celexa when getting out of the hospital, I still had anxiety so bad I almost went back into the hospital. It was then that he gave me Zyprexa, saying he uses it as a last resort for anxiety. Fortunately, the Z. zapped the anxiety within two hours and now I only have to talke 10 mg of Z every two weeks or so to keep the anxiety at bay. I took myself off Depakote due to hair loss and tremendous appetite and severe liver or gallbladder pain and the doctor was not upset that I did that. So now I take Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Celexa, Deplin and Zyprexa only as needed. I am really doing well with the anxiety.
Well, enough about me, what do you think about me? Ha!
Good luck on finding the right meds for you. It can sure be a hassle.