Hi everyone, I'm usually on the depression board but thought I would post here too because of the news I got today from my Dr. Was wondering if anyone could tell me what they think about my situation or the meds I was prescribed. Hopefully it's ok to post the same thing on another board if not I'm sorry.
Anyway I was prescribed Lamictal and Strattera. She explained to me what each med was for but my son was interfering and I really didn't grasp much.....She also said that she thinks I have bi-polar with depression......I don't even know if that makes sense.....But I ended up looking up the meds online and one of them is for bi-polar, the lamictal. And the other is apparently used for adults with adhd, strattera. I do have a little better understanding after reading about both of them....I also want to add that I suffer from having a racing mind and often have conversations with myself, also feel stressed, tense and have a hard time relaxing because of this.......That's embarrassing to admit but the Strattera will help with that alone and the Lamictal will help with all the sypmtoms together. I was just a little surprised to hear about the bi-polar part.....She did tell me that she can't really have a definate diagnosis until we see how the meds do.....I've often wondered if I was bi-polar but I could never relate to the manic part....But maybe it's because of my racing thoughts, my mind running, having the conversations with myself and not being able to relax.....It almost just feels like from the time I wake up my mind is on a mission lol, that's how I describe it.....She did elaborate that those symptoms is what she was referring to as bi-polar.....I do want to add that I suffer from depression as well as these other things I've described. I'm happy for the meds and I know it will be a few weeks or even up to a month for them to start working but I just feel like I can't grasp this right now.....If anyone needs to know a little bit more infor about my situation just ask me, thanks!