It was definitely a med reaction

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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 9/18/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been off lamictal for 48 hours and I feel 95% back to normal. Stable. Not depressed, not manic. Hubby went with me to the pdoc this morning and they both agreed I am never to take that med again, or anything in that class of drugs. In 12 years, she has never had a patient have that severe of a reaction. I'm glad I didn't go inpatient because I'd feel kinda silly now. I'm fine now. I'm seeing my therapist in a couple hours and see what her thoughts are regarding my new treatment plan.

Here's what me and hubby decided with pdoc: stay on 100mg zoloft and not add anything. If I start showing signs of mania, hubby is to call her immediately and I can do short-term meds to get through it. She mentioned geodon. The down side: if I'm manic, I may refuse meds. I guess we'll see how it goes. She wants to see me back in 2 weeks, and continue seeing therapist.

The main reason we're going med-free (partially) is because of my history of med reactions. I'm allergic to allergy meds (zyrtec and clarinex-gives me rashes). Erythromyacin (antibiotic) makes me vomit. I hyper-reacted to aldara (basal cell cancer cream) and all my skin on my forehead peeled off and I ended up in the ER. Lamictal made me suicidal. So yeah, not a great track record.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx


JoyArtFul
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/18/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad that you're feeling better!!!
Five Stars for you & hubby for pulling through.
Hang in there, girl.

serafena
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   Posted 9/19/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad you're feeling better. It's hard going, med free, but hopefully you will do fine. You can remember this when you get manic, and that the doc said she would try you on something if necessary. How long til all the Lamictal is out of your system?

Keep up the good pace!
serafena
Serafena
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Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


chrisnsteph1022
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Date Joined Apr 2003
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   Posted 9/19/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
She wants to give it at least a week. I still feel 'foggy' like I'm in a daze. Definitely not suicidal, and not crying at all. Just not quite 'normal' whatever that is.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx

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