Thought I'd drop in and say hi. I normally stay over on the bipolar board, but thought a fresh view might be just the thing for me, so I may lurk here for a bit too, so I thought an introduction was in order. I have bipolar II, but anxiety is a major factor in my disorder, and in fact, my doctor chides me a bit for letting my anxiety "get in the way" of letting my bipolar medication do it's job. I'm primarily a worrier, obsessive, and I have social anxiety like only this crowd would believe.
I'm on Topomax 600mgs, lamictal 200 mgs, and abilify 20 mgs for the bipolar, and Effexor 37.5, and serax ?mgs for anxiety. The effexor was a much higher dose but gave me the brain zaps and vertigo, so I only take it now until I'm willing to take a couple days to be really dizzy and wean myself off it.
This seems like a nice board, thanks for having me.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare