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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/11/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone.
I was web searching and came across this forum/website. What a find--so much information! This is great! Thank you for creating this.
I haven't had a chance to read everyone's posts so the queries below may have already been addressed.
I was searching information on the web for drug interactions and I came across this forum, which is wonderful. I joined because I was curious if anyone has any advice on the following scenario: I am on Lamictal, Welbutrin, and Clonazepam (for sleep and anxiety). I am doing quite well on these medications, without a mood boost (i.e. my mood is sometimes heavy), but I didn't want to "mess up" the pretty good chemical balance taken place in my body (without the positive, upbeat attitude). I have been on this combination of meds and certain dosages for close to a year now. So I was just prescribed (actually, I asked for it from my doctor) Zoloft and I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision before taking it. I have taken Zoloft in the past (alone, without any other medications) and I was scared that the Zoloft would make the other drugs ineffective or make me manic. Are there any experiences out there similar or any advice?
Also, in regard to supplements, are there any supplements that are No-No's to take such as L-Carnitine, Probiotics, or CoEnzyme Q10?
Hope to hear back. Again, this forum/website is great!! I am really glad I found it :)

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 12/11/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi QuiteNexperience,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar forum. I have never been on most of the meds you're taking, so I'm no good there, but I have been on Lamictal for a long time. As long as your mood stabilizer is holding up, you shouldn't worry about getting manic. Zoloft shouldn't do that. I also don't know about any of the supplements you mention. I always avoid supplements, aside from basic vitamins, personally, because I don't know what's going to interact with my meds and I also don't want to spoil a good thing. I would definitely check with my doc before taking any.

Thanks for introducing yourself. I hope someone has more useful information for you, and I look forward to hearing from you more.

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Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/12/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new to this fourm too, the people here are terrific. Very kind, and informative. Welcome to the fourm.


{Hi Angela, I had to remove your signature again. Please see the forum rules about allowable links. Thanks, serafena}

Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 12/12/2009 1:56:21 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/12/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Quite...

I have no info for you as far as supplements.

I have been on Zoloft and Risperdal for close to two years. This combo works great with me and I never had any side effects with either. The only change was an increase to the Zoloft after 6 months. Otherwise no problem.

But then again...everyone's body chemistry is different, I hope the mix works well for you. I know how it is to not want to rock the boat as far as medicines.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - L. M. Montgomery

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