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What is your experience and opinion about mixed medication?

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I wonder how many persons on this subforum have found their optimal mixture of medications against mania (inc psychosis) and depression. I myself use lithium, euthyrox, lamotrigine, seroquel and zyprexa, and sometimes a minimal dosis lorazepam. A rather steady effective mix . I have accepted the need to use medication since 1993 after several reductionattempts. In 2004 started my best mix. Sometimes symptoms or potential harm (kidneys) force to increase of lower the dose of some above medications. I am aware of the fact, these, that antipsychotics takes 15 years of your life, off course I seem a bit crazy to accept all these medications. but I prefer actual wellbeing, as long as possible. All above medications have their specific effect on finetuning my mood and lower symptoms and help to cope with tension. Also I found a way of live (structure, good sleep, deal with symptoms, and selective sharing) to increase possibilities in functioning in (voluntary) work.
What is your experience and opinion about mixed medication?
 
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I don't like having to take medication at all. But I know I need to so I don't go nuts and kill myself. I am stuck on these pills for the rest of my life sadly. I will just have to deal with the side effects.
 
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I think they should be treatments of Last Resort unfortunately tend to be First so the issues become blurred.

Not enough caution used by medicos in general BUT you don't really give enough detail to say Yes you're over medicated. Some people need and benefit enormously from their meds.

Generally speaking the population is over medicated.
 
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I think they should be treatments of Last Resort unfortunately tend to be First so the issues become blurred.

Not enough caution used by medicos in general BUT you don't really give enough detail to say Yes you're over medicated. Some people need and benefit enormously from their meds.

Generally speaking the population is over medicated.
Agreed! Too bad I need all these medications. I would get off all of them if there was a cure for this junk.
 
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