lexapro and bi polar disorder

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journey2health
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone feel that you can take lexapro if you are bipolar?
In remission for second time since 4/10. Diagnosed pancolitis 9/15/09. 9 Asacol, Canasa and Rowesa every other day. Prednisone, 4 mg. every other day, tapering by one milligram a month. Suspected adrenal dysfunction from pred. Avoid greasy, spicy, citrus, dairy (except yogurt, caffeine, alcohol. Lots of vitamins. For bipolar, zyprexa and lamictal. For sleep, Zinc Magnesium B6 compound, melatonin.

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/20/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't answer your question, but I have one for you!

Were you diagnosed bipolar before or after you started prednisone?
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
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journey2health
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   Posted 8/20/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been diagnosed bipolar for a long, long time. Prednisone really didn't mix well with it.
In remission for second time since 4/10. Diagnosed pancolitis 9/15/09. 9 Asacol, Canasa and Rowesa every other day. Prednisone, 4 mg. every other day, tapering by one milligram a month. Suspected adrenal dysfunction from pred. Avoid greasy, spicy, citrus, dairy (except yogurt, caffeine, alcohol. Lots of vitamins. For bipolar, zyprexa and lamictal. For sleep, Zinc Magnesium B6 compound, melatonin.

winnie1
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   Posted 8/20/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
my doctor will not let me take predsone for any reason.  My you should ask the doctor about how this meds. affect your condiction.

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/20/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't take it either. full-blown mania in one dose!
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

hi-lo cheerio
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   Posted 8/21/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I, too, am BP. Taking Lithium. 5- lb. weight gain and growing. No episodes lately but want alternative to lithium as the wieght is not good for my health or heart. Any suggestions any1?

hi-lo cheerio
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   Posted 8/21/2010 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
redface  Sorry I made an error in my post - its 3:50 in the moring.  That was 50 lb, weight gain with the lithium.  Help!  I'm turning into one BIG BLOB!

journey2health
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   Posted 8/22/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to be on prednisone because I had a flare up of Ulcerative colitis.that was the only thing that stopped it. It was pretty horrible on prednisone. but i took zyprexa to stop the mood instability, it worked to a point.
In remission for second time since 4/10. Diagnosed pancolitis 9/15/09. 9 Asacol, Canasa and Rowesa every other day. Prednisone, 4 mg. every other day, tapering by one milligram a month. Suspected adrenal dysfunction from pred. Avoid greasy, spicy, citrus, dairy (except yogurt, caffeine, alcohol. Lots of vitamins. For bipolar, zyprexa and lamictal. For sleep, Zinc Magnesium B6 compound, melatonin.
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