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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 3/16/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
I am bipolar but came into Healing Well when I was dealing with terrible anxiety two years ago - anxiety that put me in the hospital. So I was in the Anxiety Forum. After much struggling to find the right medications, my anxiety is well under control.



But now my depression has gotten much worse. I can barely get out of bed in the morning and only want to go to bed when I get home from work. Some days I feel just bad all over all day. The last two days have been better in the daytime.



I talke Buspar, Lamictal, Wellbutrin, and Celexa. I see my dr on Thu and am going to ask for a change from the Celexa and Wellbutrin. This is not a life feeling the way I do.



Something odd about my condition, every time I have an exacerbation it feels different than the last time. In 2000, I hurt all over my body; in 2001 I hurt a little bit but was more emotionally depressed, in 2007 I began having daily anxiety, in 2008 it put me in the hospital, and now for the last 3 months or so I am just exhausted and down. Ever changing.



I hope a change in meds helps.



Georgie Girl

32flavors
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   Posted 3/16/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoa! I'm ovbiously not a doctor, but I'm wondering why you are on so many of the same kind of medications? "I take Buspar, Lamictal, Wellbutrin, and Celexa". I've never been on Buspar, so I can't speak to that. I'm currently taking Lamictal, which is actually a seizure medication used off-label as a mood stabilizer. Welbutrin is an antidepressant and also a smoking cessation medication, and Celexa is also an antidepressant. I was on Welbutrin for a very short time because of the sexual side effects of the Celexa. It certainly solved the inability to um.. enjoy sex, but it made me so irritable that no one wanted to have sex with me! LOL Anyway, I would ask some questions about each medication and what exactly they're using it for. The combo I was on for many years and kept me in check quite well was Zoloft (for depression), Lamictal (mood stabilizer), and Xanax (for anxiety). Good luck!
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Cateyes
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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you need a serious change in medication but one thing I have learned with multiple disorders that it is very common that once you get one of the disorders under control the other ones become more prominant. Seems like you have the anxiety in check but now your falling into depression so they may need to change depression meds or just switch it to one medication where you will not be taking two. Zoloft usually lifts me up. I think you may also benefit from a new doc. Have you had your self checked for fibroidmyalgia (spelling may be incorrect) That is also very common with this. Don't give up on finding the right meds sometimes it is a very common to shuffle your meds to get the right combination. Keep me posted worried about you!!!!
Bi-polar, Adhd, Anxiety disorder, PTSD with a child with ADHD BIPOLAR Anxiety


serafena
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   Posted 3/19/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi GeorgieGirl!

Welcome to the bipolar board. I hope it's helpful and supportive for you!

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

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