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winnie1
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 7/21/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I was jest wondering does anyone have trouble getting on the right combination of drugs just like i do,  right now I am on lamictal 300mg,500 depakate, 100 luvox,1200 trilipatl, aniexty(sp) 4 timfe a day, and a sleep aid at night.  When I go to my support group, it seems like everyone it taking 1 or 2 meds to control their BP.  I think to myself, what is wrong with me. confused
 
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tortoise11
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 7/21/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Winnie! Each of our bodies work differently and some people require more medications than others. I happen to be someone that can be stable on a low dose of one medication. Does it mean anything about me or how bipolar disorder affects me? Nope!

It is common to struggle to find an maintain a "cocktail" of medications. It took 8 years for my doctors to figure out a single low-dose med would work for me!

There is a possibility for any of us to be over-medicated. If you don't feel that your psychiatrist has your best interest in mind, or is inflexible to explore the option of overmedication, you may want to consider a second opinion.

With that said, the last person on here who decided s/he was overmedicated and went off medications, apparently went manic and then disappeared from the forum. We have no idea what happened to him/her and I am worried!

Your psychiatrist is the one who knows the medications, but it's your job to be totally honest about how you are affected by them!

Short answer - nothing is wrong with you. If you stay and read on this board I think you will notice people with medication lists as long as - or longer than - yours.

Welcome to HW Winnie! :)
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
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maggiern
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 223
   Posted 7/24/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I also take a lot of meds, and need them.  We are all different and to me if you are somewhat stable then that is what you need.  Don't be to hard on yourself.  Just take care of yourself.
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