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ssri, ssnri, and some tca drugs can help with ocd and ruminations. that may or may not be a good idea for you, that's really up to your shrink. im in a similar situation...i get the sense some luvox may be in my future. ugh.

I have tried SSRI's and SSNRIs and they just increase my mania or make my racing thoughts worse.

I am already on seroquel and it helps my mood, sleep and other things as well.

So the only thing left to try would be a mood stabilizer or anti convulsant
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The hospital put me on Saphris (I don't know why) - it is suppose to be for obsessions.
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The hospital put me on Saphris (I don't know why) - it is suppose to be for obsessions.

thanks looks like its an atypical antiphycotic
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I had the same problem. Take zoloft and abilify and don't have them anymore.
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I had the same problem. Take zoloft and abilify and don't have them anymore.

Thanks I can't take SSRI's because they make my mania worse.


Abilify is an antiphychotic I am already on Seroquel which is an anitphychotic don't know if my doctor will prescribe both at the same time.

Were you ever on Depakote? did you ever discuss it with your doctor?
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bump hoping to get more input
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Just to be clear:

-Can't take SSRI's,SNRIs, or anti depressants because they make my mania worse

-Already on lithium (mood stabilizer) and seroquel (atypical anti psychotic)

looking for something that will quite my mind and bring a stillness to it with no racing thoughts. I seem to get them every day and am getting tired of them.
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have you herd of limictal? l i cant post the link but google limictal for adhd
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I think its more of a chemical imbalance issue due to my bipolar and not really a cognitive behavioral issue.

plus I am not good with the whole journaling thing
A tiny dose of Topamax worked like magic for this. For me it is also a chemical issue and I am also not into CBT or journalling.

12.5 of Topamax (which I started taking to ameliorate weight gain from Zyprexa, my main bipolar med) softened these thoughts a lot.

25 mg of Topamax erased them altogether.

And come to think about it, it makes sense - if a common side effect of Topamax is that it slows down thoughts, causes an occasional word recall problem, then it would only be logical that it would stop racing thoughts. If my problem is thinking that is too fast, I need a medication that slows it down.

I did not expect this effect - it was sudden and welcome. I also started losing some of the weight I had gained on Zyprexa.

Stillness and calm, yay.

Originally Topamax is an anticonvulsant, so you do not have any counter-indications for it.

My only regret is that I had not started it years ago.
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A tiny dose of Topamax worked like magic for this. For me it is also a chemical issue and I am also not into CBT or journalling.

12.5 of Topamax (which I started taking to ameliorate weight gain from Zyprexa, my main bipolar med) softened these thoughts a lot.

25 mg of Topamax erased them altogether.

And come to think about it, it makes sense - if a common side effect of Topamax is that it slows down thoughts, causes an occasional word recall problem, then it would only be logical that it would stop racing thoughts. If my problem is thinking that is too fast, I need a medication that slows it down.

I did not expect this effect - it was sudden and welcome. I also started losing some of the weight I had gained on Zyprexa.

Stillness and calm, yay.

Originally Topamax is an anticonvulsant, so you do not have any counter-indications for it.

My only regret is that I had not started it years ago.
I have thought about this medication to counter the weight gain I got from Seroquel.

I will ask my doctor about it perhaps I can kill two birds with one stone.

Only issue is I saw some people claiming it cause them to not be able to formulate their thoughts into words. Kind of made them stupid with mental slowness.
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