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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 5/28/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone - at the risk of sharing too much personal information...  my SO and I have briefly talked about a baby in the future.  No intentions at this point.  But I know from a meds/managing BP POV, there is a lot for me to think about / do before it is even a possibility.
I'm on Lamictal and it is a miracle drug for me.  Controls BP without side effects.  But not exactly safe for breastfeeding.
Rispiridone is well studied to be safe for breastfeeding, so I'm thinking it would be a good idea to see if it works for me?
1) Has anyone tried both meds and could compare how they worked?
2) If I try one med and it doesn't work, when I go back to lamictal, will lamictal work the same?
I will ask my Dr.  Just in betwee Dr's right now.
Bipolar 2
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happy bill
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 5/28/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey tortise, respirdal has been awonder drug for me. But there has been some weight gain and hair loss. Aside from that i have to say that this drug saved my marriage and my life. I cant tell you about lamicil, just wanted to tell you that respordal has been a life saver for me.
And im glad to hear you are thinking about having a baby, he/she will be very lucky to have a mom as good as you.

   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
   Meds. Respirdal  0.5 a day, more if needed.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 6/1/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on zoloft and risperidal. Love them both.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - L. M. Montgomery

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 6/1/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I took risperdol, but due to weight gain switched to abilify. I am not sure if that is safe when deciding to have a baby though. By the way, I am very happy for your decision.

Hugs, Karen
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