I'm new here. Can I sit at your lunch table?
I'm coming off the tail end of a hypomanic episode last week in which my psych put me back on topomax. I've was on it before in 2004 when stopped when I got pregnant. I'm still feeling dizzy and tingly this time but the drug really has completely eliminated any binging cravings. Hooray. I can't drive, but I don't want chocolate. I guess it's a trade... I'm also on Lamictal and Prozac.
I've been diagnosed bipolar II for 3 or 4 years. I was hospitalized in 2001 with a major depressive/suicidal episode (a low moment -- I don't recommend it.) I used to be a cutter, but I've kicked it -- yay me. And now I binge eat instead. Yay me. On the upside, I'm very high functioning, I have a great daughter and husband, and a good sense of humor about
the whole thing. I wish I didn't take fistfuls of medicine everyday, but it's better than having my head implode. Thanks for being here. It's nice to find a place where other people who share my condition gather
BPII, Binge Eater, Anxiety Disorder & Panic = Stupid Head.