Meds working?!!

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Boomer1
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 3/3/2006 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all...I posted a few weeks ago when I had just started the mix of Neurontin and Lamictal,
I was in a manic state then -- instead of crashing into a deep depression I slowly entered this
unfamiliar balanced state. I am at 50 mgs of Lamictal, pdoc wants to put me at 150 - 200 when
it is time. My ADD has also been addressed, took Strattera before and it did nothing, now I am
on Adderall. Now I can focus, I slowed down and actually lost a couple of pounds which I do
not mind. I want more than anything to live a happy, productive life. I am not afraid of meds,
the proof for me was being in a psych ward and watching a severely psychotic woman being
held down to receive her meds through a syringe due to her refusal to take it...in 2 days she was
a normal person. I was amazed. SSRI's did not work ever for me, in fact maybe made me worse.
I pray for all of you out there, I know the pain that we all have gone through or going through.
I have been better to get along with --- not driving hubby crazy, and throwing fits. I wonder
if I will ever be able to function as a productive member of society. I should give myself a break
I guess but I feel as life has passed me by at 33. Mental illness affects every area of our lives.
God Bless all!!

Putter
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 204
   Posted 3/3/2006 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Boomer, so glad to hear that things are going well and that you seem to be on your way with the new medication. It's a funny feeling when you finally have some peace in your life and you're not struggling to be stable - its almost foreign at times and makes you have to step back and figure out how to do it all again. Its all part of the process - baby steps and I wish you all the best.

Take care,
Putter
putter@healingwell.net

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