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      Default Medication advice needed - doctors appointment tomorrow

      Hi everyone!
      I'm new to the forum, I have struggled with mental illness for quite a while and don't have many people in my life who understand mental illness. I'm hoping to make some connections on here. I have a diagnosis of ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder. Finding the right medication combination has been a challenge for me. I have tried Cymbalta, Effexor and Xanax, with no positive results. When I first started seeing a psychiatrist, he suggested a very low dose of seroquel, but I have heard nothing but negative things about that medication so I decided not to take it. So basically for the last 2 years i've been taking 0.5mg of Clonazepam 3x per day. My bipolar disorder has been taking over my life the past few months, I quit a really good job out of no where and making other rash decisions, have been getting little to no sleep, etc. I can't take it anymore, i'm going to see my doctor tomorrow. Does anyone have any reccomendations for a mood stabilizer that has worked for them? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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      Hi Megan,
      I know aripipazole has helped some people, as has lithium.
      However all have serious side effects, not everyone will get through.
      Take care

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      I've had a lot of success with Lamictal/lamotrigine, I also take Geodon. I just stopped Lexapro and started Cymbalta this morning. I take klonopin as needed, also 0.5mg.

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      As a registered nurse yeh once my pdoc mentioned seroquel I freaked out but for me it saved my life and gave me back my saniity.
      I have a good relationship with my pdoc and had to kind of let her take some control of my mental health.
      I didnt have any nasty side effects. If you have the support then it is worth giving it a go xx

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