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   Posted 12/17/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to the Dr. office this afternoon and talked with him for about 30min.
He is sending me to a therapist (for anger) in town and he also upped my Lamictal to 50mg
(he said usual treatment is 200mg) in the am he said I would stay on the Seroquel for the next month and can stop.
He said my therapist will be a big part of my treatment plan.
He also classifyed me as BP2 mild case. :-)

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   Posted 12/17/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel you are on the right track. And hope that the therapy works, I agree that talk therapy is a big part of the help.
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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   

I am glad that your doc appointment went well. I hope talk therapy works for you, I find it a great part of my treatment. Please keep us updated on how things are going and please feel free to post in the thread as well.


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   Posted 12/18/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MdDave,

I didn't get a chance to say Hi last time, so Hi.

Is your doc going to keep titrating the Lamictal up to 200 or keep you at 50? I was confused.

I hope you feel pretty good about the diagnosis.

I'm bpII. I was on Lamictal for a long time, worked well for me. Hope you have good luck too.

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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

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   Posted 12/18/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
 He upped me to 50mg from 25mg.
 He was just telling me that 200mg is a average dose for most people.
 I am glad to put a cause to my anger and depression I went too long as an unhappy
person I really felt better when I was in the West4 wing of the Hospital and talking to others in group (and on Lamictal) like myself and realizing that I am not alone and some people have more serious stages than I.
I meet many people from Heroin addicts that self medicated for depression,people with phobias of being around other people in public (never left his house except for food and laundry and work 3rd shift so to be with less people;a 12 year vet of the Army till they Army discharged him) and I met one lady my age 41 that did sleep for days and she check herself in to get some sleep with some powerful drugs that knocked her out.
She would keep herself busy with things like cleaning house/bathrooms and laundry in the  middle of the night.
She would watch TV for house at home and have restless energy...I would say that is manic.
 All the people I met had an interesting story of deprestion(some sad as mariges were lost along with their childern) and many were in touch with themself knowing they need help.
But they all seem to help me by talking to them :-)   

Post Edited (MDdave) : 12/18/2007 6:32:31 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/19/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   

You will hear a lot of similar stories on the board too. I am glad you feel encouraged. Please do not hesitate to keep posting.

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   Posted 12/19/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dave,
I am so glad to hear that your appointment went well on Monday.  You're on your way to feeling well!  Well, have to study, just wanted to send a few words of encouragement your way.
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
.5mg Clonazepam, 50mg Trazodone & Lamictal 25mg/day..working my way up

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