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Old 03-15-2019, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Best mood stabilizer (help!!!)

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Originally Posted by WishfulThinker66 View Post
You shouldn't be shopping for medication. This is a decision for you psychiatrist and mental healthcare professional to be making. I can't say enough that you ought not to be doing so yourself. Leave this for those who have an education in this. They will make a decision based on numerous factors evidence based not anecdotal. Please, please, please.
Iíve gone through 11 years of doctors shoving whatever pills they want down my face and making me feel horrible now I do my research and present it to my psych doc I like to know what Iím getting into before putting something in my body Iíve been on over 20 psych meds and itís been hell

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Originally Posted by Jester's Rags View Post
Lamictal is a great medication. I am on 200mg of it along with 1200mg Lithium for mood stabilizers. Lamictal is usually titrated up slowly to avoid side effects. I was on Depakote years ago, but this combo of Lamictal/Lithium is way more effective for me.



What side effects were you experiencing on Lithium?
I canít quite remember it was a long time ago now I just remember coming off it because the side effects were to much



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Originally Posted by IrisBloom View Post
I'm sure you know to discuss this with your doc. It is good to be informed about your meds and it's ok to ask the doc about trying something new.



I was having severe mood swings and my antidepressant didn't help so I asked about lamictal. It is the best med I've ever taken. Bear in mind that the list of side effects are possible, not probable. I've had no rash or any effects except peace of mind.



But again, discuss with your doc.
Ofcourse this is just my pre research
I really wish I could get past the anxiety about the side effects of lamitcal
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