What meds do you take? I have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow…

CaptureI’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder. Recently we’ve been wondering if I have severe depression and I’m not actually bipolar. My medication cocktail is still not right.

Previous: Seroquel XR 600mg, Gabapentin 1800mg, Strattera 80mg, Effexor 150mg, Prozac 30mg, Cymbalta 60mg

Currently: Vyvanse 30mg, Lamictal 200mg, Seroquel XR 300mg, Strattera 80mg, Pristiq 100mg

There are so many meds out there, I can’t keep track.

What is your diagnoses? What medications do you take?

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What meds do you take? I have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow…

11 thoughts on “What meds do you take? I have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow…

  1. I am on 300 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion), works best for me since I am being apathetic and tired when I am off medication and all of the others AD’s usually have sedative effects. It keeps me alive for years plus I am adding 2400 mg of piracetam a day (but its like not even a drug)+ Alprazolam sometimes. I am still having periods when I am down, but physically works like a charm, it stimulates me, not cousing any sexual problems etc.

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  2. 150 mg of Lamictal, 300 mg Wellbutrin, and 150 mg of Zoloft. I have Bipolar II Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

    Trying to take 150 of Wellbutrin this week and see how that goes (per my PDOC). Having horrible suicidal thoughts, I see him tomorrow morning.

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  3. Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and mild Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Psychologist never had the chance to figure out if I have Bipolar disorder rather than Major Depressive Disorder since I stopped attending sessions because I had an upward mood swing that made me feel on top of the world and too good for my meds or therapy. Currently taking Celexa don’t remember how many mg. Still avoiding going back to psychologist regardless of suicidal thoughts etc.
    At least you are trying a combination in hopes of coping better.

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  4. Breaking Free says:

    It is actually interest9that you bring this up, my psychiatrist just re-evaluated all of my diagnoses (bipolar I disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD) She took me off all of my meds except the lorazepam for anxiety (it is very severe). Then she put me on Fluvoxamine for the OCD. I also tested for ADHD, which she would have sworn I had but it came out negative. After the testing and the med change a month ago she asked some very specific questions and determined that i am not bipolar at all and that my depression is a result of my anxiety and OCD. I am now on Fluvoxamine 100mg 2X/day, lorazepam as needed, abilify, and 30mg vyvanse to help combat the weight issue i developed from the Depakote. I also take ambien to sleep.

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  5. juliemahooley says:

    I’ve been diagnosed as manic depression, bi-polar, anxiety, and ADD and I currently take (I’m too lazy to re-write it so I just copied and pasted from my blog post)
    Vyvanse 40 mg (new as of today – it used to be Adderall)
    Lorazepam 2mg
    Gabapentin 800 mg
    Saphris 10 mg (increased as of today from 5mg)
    Pristiq 100 mg

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  6. I’ve been diagnosed Bipolar Type II – usually it was with extended major depressive episodes punctuated by brief hypo-manic states that lasted only a few days. It also included “mood swings” which I would qualify, for myself, as the inability to control my reaction to situations at times (I was disproportionately upset/angry a lot).

    I’m currently on wellbutrin at 450mg (max dose), lamictal at 200mg, and as of this week I’m weening off of trokendi 100mg (I’m dosing down gradually) because I may want to get pregnant one day and trokendi is not cool with pregnancies.

    I like my combo A LOT. I don’t get the depressive states that I used to, I still have some very mild depression every once in a while but I try to force myself to go out with friends and it usually drags me out of it after a few days. I have a “filter” – meaning I don’t act disproportionately any more with mood swings. Every once in a while I do get the urge to paint or craft a lot and stay up late, but that’s like the best mild hypo-mania ever because it’s productive and not destructive for me.

    I hope you find something that works! It took me a few years to get the right mix, but it is SO worth it.

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  7. Bipolar II rapid cycling predominant mood depression. I take lithium (mood stabiliser), lamotragine (just started – anti-epilectic), Rivotril/Alzam when I’m anxious/panic attacks and to sleep trepiline and dormonoct. I was taking an anti-depressant because…. predominantly depressed. But the anti-depressant was tripping me over into hypomania and insomnia. I’ve recently been diagnosed with early onset psychosis. However I get all the severe/dangerous side effects which means I have to buckle up and wait for the crazy train. My medications have changed over time and life experiences. I hope this has helped you.

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  8. ceponatia says:

    None, and don’t take this as being preachy because I don’t mean it that way; some people certainly need meds. I always found that meds made me worse. They made me not care if I drank 18 beers in one night and then made my best friends cry. They made me angry for no reason or to have sexual relations with women I ordinarily wouldn’t give a second look at (lol brutal honesty). For me what works is keeping a laser focus at doing what needs to be done every day no matter how I feel about it. There’s a lot that goes into that, I didn’t just wake up one day and start working hard. I guess the biggest part is me not wanting to ever say “I am bipolar so I’m going to struggle my whole life”. Screw that. We’re stronger because of what we’ve been through and we don’t have to be victims if we put in the research and effort.

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  9. I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder since 2012 and just recently with Panic Disorder (2015).

    I’m currently on lithium 400mg
    2 kinds of seroquel 150mg and 100 mg(half per day of the 100)… and also Clonazepam 2mg per day (but with this one i’m self medicating… I use Clona for emergency purposes only, like when i feel like a Panic attack is creeping up or when the panic attack comes unexpected (which is usually almost always) and it is abrupt…

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