Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Board. I understand you have just been dx with Bipolar 2.
Bipolar type -II Disorder is characterized by one or more Major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode. Lamatical from what I know is a good drug, however you do have room to increase your dose if your physician feels it will help you. It is now being used for people with depression as a mood stablilizer.
Yes you can have bad days on your meds but as my Pdoc explained to me, the meds help and without them you would be in a bad place, however, the meds are not magic and they will not take away all the sx of your disorder. I said to her............ Phooey. I just went through the whole med discussion on last Friday with my Doc as I really don't want to take meds but I finally had to accept that I have Anxiety and Depression and without the meds, I would probably have a major relapse.
I wish you the best at your appointment and please do come and let us know how it went. You have friends here now so let us support you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic
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