Trileptal can it make you really emotional or sad?

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
my husband is new on this, never taken anything before for his bipolar.  He's been doing fine on it since starting it's about 2 weeks, he's telling me the last few days he's felt very sad and very emotional.
I think this could be a good thing since normally he's very emotionless and doing see how he hurts others w/ words, etc..
Does this med cause this type of thing?
Me:  33 yr old full time employee, part time Nursing student, full time mom to 4 children.
        Taking 100mg Zoloft since delivering my last child.   Found out hypothyroidism at
        age after tons of testing, from passing out.  3 years ago DX'd Hashimoto's Disease. 
DH:  34 yr old landscaper, recently laid off, in school for Biotechnology, dad to 2 bio
        daughters and step father to 2 great boys.
        History of substance abuse
        Sexual abuse as young child (never dealt with)
        Severe sensitivity to medications of any kind.
        Recently DX'd with manic depression, Bipolar for starters.  Dr. said many more to come.
        Started Serequel and Tirlopine tonight, dropped Serequel due to high anxiety.

DS1: 14 yr old boy, classic teen, HX of depression and behavior disorder since age 6, was controlled well with Zoloft and Abilify, hospitalized for 12 days.  Now he's been med free x 4 years!!!        

DS2:  Athletic 9 yr old boy, healthy and smart, but shy.  Some anxiety issues with thoughts of death of family. 

DD1: 7 yr old blond beauty, thankfully no issues.

DD2:  Speech delayed, DX'd with Cognitive Social Disorder. No meds required.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 6/5/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not familiar with Trileptal but I can tell you that going through a med switch has been a very difficult situation for me. I have emotions that don't correspond to what's going on in life. Its been kinda hell to say the least and you certainly have your plate full. Feeling new unfamiliar emotions is probably very unnerving to your husband and he may not know exactly what to do with them all.
Lots of Luck
I hope you will all feel better soon

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