What are some of the medications usually prescribed for bipolar disorder?? I've been taking Trileptal 300mg and Lexapro 10mg for over six years now and I did well for a while but about seven months ago started loosing my grip on the situation again. Please reply!
Trileptal is an anticonvulsant (used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar), and Lexapro is an antidepressant called an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). If you are having problems with mania you might want to talk to your doctor about adding an antipsychotic. There are so many too many to list and there can be so many different combinations too. You should talk to your doctor about the specific symptoms you are having...how specifically you are "loosing your grip" so that your doctor can know which medication to increase,change, or add.
I've taken about everything on the market; clozapine is working well. It's difficult though because labwork has to be done weekly for a year then bi-weekly if the blood levels are acceptable. Your weekly labwork has to have acceptable levels in order to get the med, so you have to plan your life around the protocol.
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