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I want to learn what meds have worked for them also ask about side effects etc
 
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I am struggling with this bpd ( bipolar manic depression please share with me what meds techniques have helped you?
How do you fight suicidal ideation and thoughts
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I'm on a cocktail of medications, they are supposed to help keep me balanced and control the depression, but when things get bad I hide under my duvet. Not the most practical solution, but sometimes helps.
 
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I have bipolar 1 with psychotic features and I used to take lamotrigine, lithium and a moderate dose of an antipsychotic (olanzapine). Although these meds were supposed to stabilize my mood, I was depressed most of the time. I also gained over 10 kg and the lithium caused me to develop subclinical hypothyroidism. Long term lithium use can also cause kidney failure. So, with the help of my psychiatrist, I came off the lithium.

I'm now on a minuscule dose of an antipsychotic (25 mg quetiapine) and have lost most of the weight I had previously gained. I still take lamotrigine which, along with mindfulness, help with my depression. Lamotrigine has negligible side effects but long term use of antipsychotics is associated with several problems.
 
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I am on Mirtazepine 45mg as an anti depressant, Lamotrigine 225mg as a mood stabiliser and Aripiprazole (?dose) as an anti psychotic and the cocktail seems to work well for me but I have put on weight which won't shift.
 
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I'm on daily 900mg of extended release lithium. It works really well. I also take a folate supplement because folate can make lithium more effective.
 
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I am currently taking Welbutrin and Latuda. I have been feeling better since changing to Latuda from Lamitical.
 
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Depression is an illness that requires professional help in my opinion.
I take a cocktail of lithium & setraline.
I feel I can now progress with my life.
When I felt depressed I felt low , unable to talk , unable to feel part of my environment.
Medication helped me return to work.
What's your situation¿?? This forum is non judgemental as we all have depression it's a condition you need to manage effectively.
 
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Depression is an illness that requires professional help in my opinion.
I take a cocktail of lithium & setraline.
I feel I can now progress with my life.
When I felt depressed I felt low , unable to talk , unable to feel part of my environment.
Medication helped me return to work.
What's your situation¿?? This forum is non judgemental as we all have depression it's a condition you need to manage effectively.
Hi ! I see you are on setraline. Was it a tough go to get on. I’m trying so many different meds since my meds stopped working 7 months ago. Nothing is working. I’ve been on setraline for 4 weeks and my anxiety and panic are so much worse. Don’t know what to do next
 
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Yes it started to work for me after 4 weeks I found lithium worked well together.
Are u working , work for me is my outlook as I have good friendship at work.
 
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Yes it started to work for me after 4 weeks I found lithium worked well together.
Are u working , work for me is my outlook as I have good friendship at work.
Hi thank you for replying. yes I am working but it’s such a hard struggle to go in. Struggle to be home to because feelings are constant. Not sure whether to give the zoloft up I know it’s been 4 weeks but I seem to feel more panic and anxiety.
 
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Yes it started to work for me after 4 weeks I found lithium worked well together.
Are u working , work for me is my outlook as I have good friendship at work.
My friends at work are a distraction but sometimes it hard to be around people the way I feel. However, upper management is a pain and they stress you out.
 
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Sorry to hear your dilemma. Have you been able to confide in your colleagues. I work in a UK that supports mental health.
It's not a good place your in have you seen a psychiatrist you trust in??.
You will get better I assure you, it's hard I felt I never would I would cling on to every word of hope. R there times you feel better? When I was depressed I had to go off sick 2 months.
Depression for me was very isolating this forum is a great place to vent.
My advice invest in good psychiatrist make sure they understand you see a good psychologist I tried CBT only when a medication kicks in.
 
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