My wife was diagnosed as BPII about a month ago after a (hypo)manic episode and has been on lithium since. Since about two weeks in, she has felt "flat" and sad, veering into depression and sometimes extreme irritability. She also feels completely "clouded" by the lithium; can't concentrate, read, etc.
10 days ago her doctor (who spent all of 5 minutes with her) added Wellbutrin XL for the depression. In the past couple of days she's become incredibly irritable, angry and despairing. She's pretty sure it's the Wellbutrin and I can see why.
Has anyone had experience with this med combo? Or with just lithium alone and the side effects (and perceived lack of real effect) she's seeing?
She's so miserable right now she just wants to sit and cry by herself and want to stop meds altogether.
I'm so unimpressed with her pdoc and trying to help her find another at least, but right now she's just despairing.