just diagnosed with bipolar where to go from here

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/18/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everybody i was just diagnosed with postpartum psychosis and also bipolar disorder type 1 i have been put on two medications Lamictol and risperdal I want to know if anyone else is on the same medications? sad

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   Posted 5/19/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
i am on different meds. but also newly diagnosed. just wanted to say hi and let you know your not alone.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/apporaphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.

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   Posted 5/22/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Angelz, you must be having a hard time. I have a toddler. The post-baby years are HARD, but it will get better. Welcome. Serafena.

olivia of course
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   Posted 5/22/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Angelz,
I was on Lamictal for almost 2 years in the past, but not Risperdal (Dr. put me on Abilify instead).  I have been on other various antipsychotics though.  Sorry I can't be much help.
Lamictal is a good medication, just not the one for me.  I'm on Lithium and Geodon at the moment.
As Serafena said, things get better over time.  Hang in there!

@~ Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 5/24/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Lamictal is a wonderful drug.
"Stability is a place bipolar people only visit"
Bipolar II, rapid cycler, severe depression/hypomania, severe anxiety, and lifesaver- Shadley's Titan, nine-year-old reg. Quarter Horse Gelding.
Past: Depakote, Lexapro
Current: Lamictal, Abilify, Buspirome, Minocycline, omega 3, probiotics

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