Thanks everyone. I've been cycling since April and trying new things. It's been a hellish summer. We've had two deaths in the family and lots of travel, much of which I've just wanted to curl up in the corner for.
I'm now taking Lamictal 400, Topomax 100, Effexor 225, and Ativan as needed. The Topomax and the Effexor are new. I'd been taking Prozac for years as my AD, but it stopped working. I've been waiting for a month to see if the Effexor was going to do it. Just last week I realized I felt better. Just better. The oppression was gone. And it couldn't have come at a better time. I was traveling to visit my family (never a good time.) We had airline woes and a sick toddler, but I took it all in stride.
And I know it's not mania. I just feel okay. Alright. Steady.
We don't see many happy stories on this board, so I thought I'd share.
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