One week of Saphris and manic

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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 12/2/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
After a week on Saphris, I became manic last week. I opened 6 new credit cards in one day and shopped on all of them. Ouch. I'm thinking it's time to up the dose? This doesn't mean the med won't work, right? I just need a different dose? It worked GREAT the first week.
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, apriso 1500mg
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal
Saphris, 5mg, Zoloft, 100mg


Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/2/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Stephanie, it is Gem, your Saphris buddy.  Same thing happened to me.  PDoc really thought it was a coincidence but nonetheless, he changed my dosage to 5 mil in the a.m. and 10 mil in the p.m. and everything is back to good.  That first week on this drug is great.  I got so manic I stopped taking it, which is typical for me.  Don't give up.  I am so happy I have found a mood stabilizer that does not make my stomach hurt or make me a zombie.  You will probably notice that after you have been on it awhile, you will start sleeping better without any other med.  Another plus........................So don't stop it or give up until you talk to your PDoc.  What dosage are you on now, if you do not mind me asking?

As far as your spending, are there some items you can return and then close the account?  See what kind of "damage control" you can do, that always helps me when I "over do" in a manic state.

Hope you are feeling better soon, really I think all you need is a dosage adjust and then you will start loving the med again.  It is certainly better than alot of others I have tried, which is about all of them.

Gem


chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 12/2/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't want to return anything-I like everything I got! LOL. I called my pdoc and she said to double the dose. I only take 5mg/night right now. I cannot take it in the morning because it makes me sooooo sleepy. I was supposed to start the double dose tonight, but I've been working for 20 hours and am already so tired and I have to get some more work. This job is going to end up sending me over the edge. It's so stressful. Luckily, I get to work from home all the time, but geez, the hours and stress are horrible. :(
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, apriso 1500mg
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal
Saphris, 5mg, Zoloft, 100mg


sukay
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   Posted 12/4/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Steph,

Is it possible that your place of employment would let you take a litte break until you get situated with your meds?

I know that has to be difficult with working and trying to adjust to a new med that makes you so sleepy.

I'm glad you contacted your pdoc right away and that they were able to make an adjustment for you.

I hope things work out for you.  Gem has had so much luck with this drug and I wish you nothing but the same!

(hugs) blush


~sukay~
Anxiety/Panic  
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     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha! There's no way I can take time off. No one else can do my job, and I populate all the financial reports for our Canadian division. Since last Monday, I've worked 90 hours. So the need for less sleep has come in handy for sure. Luckily, I see a light at the end of the tunnel for this month-end close. I'm hoping to finish today. And I may just take tomorrow off. I started the double dose on Sat. night and did noticed a greater level of ability to concentrate yesterday, but I also got more easily irritated/annoyed (mainly with my kids). I have an appt with pdoc in a few hours, and I'm sure she'll keep me on 10mg after my latest spending spree.
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, apriso 1500mg
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal
Saphris, 5mg, Zoloft, 100mg

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