- Feb 23, 2017
I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 almost 5 yrs ago. The only manic episodes I ever had always progressed into psychosis pretty quickly. I stopped smoking weed over 2 yrs ago and haven't had a manic episode since. It makes me wonder if it was solely caused by marijuana. I've always dealt with depression, but over the past 3 yrs the depression is terrible. My depression can last for 6 months give or take. I also have social anxiety that magnifies x100 when in depression. I started going into depression again at the end of November. Started out sleeping a lot with no energy, quickly spiraling into full blown depression. Rarely leaving the house for 3 months now. This is the weird part I don't understand..... I have tried a few different meds that have helped and these are the 2 that worked for me, first Latuda and most recently Lamictal. Both have done the exact same thing! They will start working and the depression is completely lifted and I was able to live again. Then after about 6 or 7 months of doing great it's like the medication completely ceases to work anymore. Is this normal? I know that you can be on meds that after several years will loose effect, but after a few months?!?! I've never posted about this online before, but I don't know what else to do. I hope I can get a lot of insight.