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k8rsgonnak8
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   Posted 12/4/2015 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm k8rsgonnak8. I'm a 24 yr old female who was diagnosed as Bipolar last year in October. I did therapy for about 6 months then decided I was ready to take on life on my own for a while. I enjoyed the therapy but wanted to be able to work through my problems on my own. I felt like I had worked through the major ones and had figured a lot out. I began taking Lamictal (started low at 25mg and then upped to the max, 200mg, after a few months). I have been on it for over a year now. Started in October 2014. I have really enjoyed it and think it has helped a ton day-to-day. I feel like my brain has calmed down and I don't have my mind racing a mile a minute all the time. I sleep better, am calmer, and am happier. But after a year, I still feel that when I am upset/mad I get uncontrollably worked up and more than is normal for a person of my age. I often worry about everything and catastrophize every "bad" situation. Example: I thought my boyfriend was in a hospital or dead when he texted that he was on his way to work, then didn't text me for an hour or so. I do this a lot. It is a pain to me and him and anyone else intimately involved with me. I also am known to get very down/depressed and often get very up. I have a past of self-harm and suicidal thoughts but haven't really had any of that going on for at least a few months.

I had my check up with my psychiatrist, who I've had for about a year now, and after giving her updates on how I've been feeling and thinking, she decided to put me on Zoloft on top of my 200mg of Lamictal. I am starting for 2 months on the lowest, baby dose at half a 50mg pill a day before I go back to see her Jan. 22. Any advice on this? I'm a little worried about getting on more meds and on top of my other meds. I also have heard bad things about Zoloft. Any advice, thoughts, etc. are much appreciated! Thank you! :)

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   Posted 12/6/2015 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi k8rsgonnak8,

Welcome to the forum :-)!

Meds work differently for everyone. One might help me, but it may not help you or work the same way. We all react differently to meds. They can also take some time, maybe a few days or weeks before we start to feel a difference. Did you learn any coping techniques in therapy? If you did, I would suggest you continue to practice them especially when you feel worked-up or tend to worry.

Meds often work together with therapy. I would suggest you continue with therapy if you can.

I hope the meds will work for you and you will feel better.

Take Care

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