I'm 29 years old and am Bipolar, or, better yet, an alien. At least that's what my BP friends and I refer to each other as, LOL. Anyway, I have dealt with mental illness my whole life, but it all progressed into BP disorder this last year. It's been a struggle, but I am
[More] getting back up on my feet and moving. Thankfully, I have a wonderful support system. My wife has stood by my side through all of it and that has made all of the difference in the world. Also, my pug, Oscar, has been a wonderful addition to my life; he's just lazy enough to be manageable, but has enough energy to be fun.
I'm not too familiar with being in a forum or exactly how to send/reply to messages and posts. Sorry if this doesn't read properly. I've read some of your responses and then your profile and it sounds that you and I have much in common with our mental issues. I have been diagnosed with a myriad of psych. disorders the last being Bipolar ll. I have severe depression and RARELY any mania. When I do experience mania, it's only mild and it's such a relief from the ongoing depression.
I wanted to ask if you know of medications that are more pron to bring you out of depression and into a manic state. I appreciate any help/advice you can give.
Just a quick note to say hi!
seemingly neurontin is prescribed by neurologist rather than pdocs. i have a russian friend in BP he takes gabapentin regularly since he was dx. he said it's the main solution because bp is a deficiency in gaba and a fluctuation in the dopamine.
i have a question for you. i started lithium 2 days ago then stopped it is awful i didn't sleep severe insomnia, lot of people say this, anyway. i consulted another pdoc he said depakote. i think both are bad. lamictal in my view is best but i had no success with it. now i am thinking of sticking to seroquel monotherapy, because i tolerate it well. my dose was subtherapeutic so i will increase it to a therap dose. instead of the mood stabilizers that are risky. what do you think.
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