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Depakene Do You Know If This Drug Works As Well As Lithium

Depakene Do You Know If This Drug Works As Well As Lithium

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am not currently on meds, but if I had to absolutely go back, I would gladly go back to Depakote and know that I'd have no issues with it whatsoever.… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Your Experience With Lithium.

Your Experience With Lithium.

Curious to know how lithium has worked (or not) for severe depression and bipolar disorder. thanks

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes

posted almost 2 years ago

Lithium Making Depression Worse?

Lithium Making Depression Worse?

I was prescribed lithium a few months back, getting started on it was hard for the first week or 2 and then it seemed to change things for the better. Last month I was upped to 300 mg x2 daily, but I feel that it started making things worse. My depression has seemed to reach very very bad levels. I was thinking and the only thing that could bring it to what it is now had to be the change. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with Lithium and if it can be the cause of my… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Worst drug ever. I don't have bipolar. It was not a good experience.. Only took for 1-2 weeks and stopped.

posted over 3 years ago

Risperdal

Risperdal

I have been taking Risperdal for about 5 months now and I have been gaining weight even though I eat healthy. It is getting out of hand. How can I combat the weight gain? I don't want to gain more weight and end up having another problem in my life, which could potentially make me even more depressed.
Please help.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Risperdal is so knowned for weight gain I was on it for 2 months and gained 14lbs totally went off of it.

posted over 3 years ago

Always Wake Up Early 4am

Always Wake Up Early 4am

I have been diagnosed with depression & GAD and had a relasp for 3 months now.. no improvment at all! Waiting for out patient referral.
Generally I can just about cope with it day to day.
Real problems occur when I wake up at 4am and have little sleep, around 4hours.
Its annoying I have really bad cognitive problems then.
Very hard to read, follow plots on tv, follow directions. It's so debilitating.. Does anyone get this?And what are good ways to cope with it?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Have you had a good psych eval. I was diagnosed with GAD & depression for years-- fair to poor results. I recently had a major manic and have been… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Has Anyone Here Taken Topamax Before, If So Was There Any Bad Side Effects?

Has Anyone Here Taken Topamax Before, If So Was There Any Bad Side Effects?

Doctor just started me on it, for chronic migraines. Has Topamax helped anyone else with their migraines?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I was prescribed Topomax for depression. I have a feeling she felt Zi was bipolar as she had added Depakote also. I have heard success with migraines.… read more

posted over 3 years ago

May I Ask For Peaple With Bipolar And Anxiety What Treatment They On ?

May I Ask For Peaple With Bipolar And Anxiety What Treatment They On ?

I am in my late 40s ,and I considering to ask my my doctor to put me on medication or ECT ,but I am terrified from the side effects,especially I don't have support system and there is family dependent on me helping them .

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

There are home health agencies that will send someone to drive you to and from your treatments. I had ECT in 2011-2012. It took a long time to work but… read more

posted 10 months ago