I was taking Lamictal (a mood stabilizer) and Lexapro (an antidepressant) until about 2 weeks ago when i decided to get off of my lexapro. I've been doing alright, not the best, not the worst, when suddenly last week my boyfriend decided to break things off after 4 and a half months. I was alright with it; I was excited to meet new people and was doing fine until last friday. I went into severe depression and then I pulled out of it yesterday with a manic episode. I went to school feeling pretty good and I then found out he broke up with me because he liked another girl.
I am having a hard time and am very very depressed today. I got no homework done and couldn't even write notes in school.
Is it because I am off my meds and it is harder for me to stay positive and control my emotions? Is that why last week I was alright with the break up because my meds hadn't worn off yet? Or does this have nothing to do with my meds and it has just hit me about my break up with my boyfriend?
Oh. And how do you guys work to control your depression? I usually have some good ways like riding my horse and painting and playing guitar, etc. But I honestly can't seem to do anything... this is a bad episode.