Its been some time since my last post but I wanted to give you all an update.
I was on trileptal 600mg twice a day for a year with little success, tried lamictal depakote abilify and nothing worked..
I ended up staying on trileptal as it kind of worked but didnt stop me getting depressed and spiralling and obsessing about little stuff.
Anyway my Psychiatrist recommended I take celexa in conjunction with the trileptal. I started on 20mg then up to 40mg a day.
OH MY GOD what a miracle drug, I am absolutely a different person. So much so people comment on how happy I look, how calm I have been etc. I can work now and face stressful situations without flipping out and it ruining my weekends. My fiance has really fallen back in love with me again... The real person is out now and I feel wonderful.. Life has a meaning
The thing I struggled with though was I didnt recognize myself! It just didnt feel right being able to deal with situations so easy and shelve problems until I was ready to deal with them. Thats the strange thing.....
One problem I do have though is, yep the weight gain!! I have put on 20lbs in the last 6 months but am working to get it off again... Thats my job over the next 6 months..
Everyone out there keep faith and dont be afraid to mix medications if your Doc receommends it
All the best