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karma44771

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just curious what meds everyone takes for bipolar. im diagnosed as bipolar II with mixed episodes. my meds are:
lithium 750mg
abilify 10mg
seroquel 300mg
adderall so i can stay awake
i have been taking these meds at various doses for the past 15 years. ive been episode free about 5 years. lots of side effects though, i am prediabetic and have descreased kidney function which doc says are caused by the meds but that the benefits outweigh the risks.
 
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Mav2126

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Effexor, Lamictal, Zyprexa, Klonopin

Been on meds for 30 years but different ones then I am on now.
 
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Lamotrigine 200mg
Aripirpazole 2.5mg
Lisdexamfetamine 50mg
 
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just curious what meds everyone takes for bipolar. im diagnosed as bipolar II with mixed episodes. my meds are:
lithium 750mg
abilify 10mg
seroquel 300mg
adderall so i can stay awake
i have been taking these meds at various doses for the past 15 years. ive been episode free about 5 years. lots of side effects though, i am prediabetic and have descreased kidney function which doc says are caused by the meds but that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Maybe cut the Lithium and Seroquel and switch to Lamotrigine. Excellent drug, no side effects, weight neutral.
 
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Thoughts on using stimulants like Ritalin or Concerta for Bipolar, if you don't have ADHD? Probably not, right?
 
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just curious what meds everyone takes for bipolar. im diagnosed as bipolar II with mixed episodes. my meds are:
lithium 750mg
abilify 10mg
seroquel 300mg
adderall so i can stay awake
i have been taking these meds at various doses for the past 15 years. ive been episode free about 5 years. lots of side effects though, i am prediabetic and have decreased kidney function which doc says are caused by the meds but that the benefits outweigh the risks.

That's a LOT of medication!! If you've been episode free for five years, and have decreased kidney function, I think you should have your meds reviewed?? Especially if they are impacting on your physical health?! If you are under the care of your GP they can be quite lazy about - sorry, not feel comfortable with - changing your medications. As long as you have insight into your condition and can express yourself with facts you should have a good argument to reduce them. Or maybe ask for a referral back to your CMHT for a review? I don't know how you have the cognitive function to comment on here if you're on that concoction?!
 
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Bipolar NOS
*Lamictal
*Prolixin
*Geodon
*Cogentin
 
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LadyDomino

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Lamotrigine
Lithium
Duloxitine
Aripiprozole

Then other meds for various conditions
 
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Lithium 900mg
Risperidone 4mg
Fluoxetine 20mg (going up to 40mg soon)
 
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