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I’m here, trying to get well after
10 years without meds for bipolar.
 
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Hiya and welcome. I am diagnosed bipolar too and was on Seroquel for years before changing it. I think it can work well as it has mood stabilising qualities too. But I found it too sedating.
 
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Hiya and welcome. I am diagnosed bipolar too and was on Seroquel for years before changing it. I think it can work well as it has mood stabilising qualities too. But I found it too sedating.
Thank you for sharing that. Should I ask my psychiatrist about a benzo? It’ll be my first visit with him. I got back on my bi polar meds currently by another emergency psychiatrist. I am on day 6 of meds. Lamictal gabapentin and serequel.
 
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I'm on Lamotrigine (Lamictal) too and find it a good mood stabiliser for me. We each react differently to meds so there is no one size fits all. I am now on Aripiprazole instead of Seroquel which doesn't sedate me at all which is brilliant. I am also on Mirtazepine which has the good effect that if I take it at night it helps me sleep.

As for a Benzo - why? They are very addictive and so not prescribed usually long term.
 
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