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Dec 18, 2014 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 13
Thanks you guys. Yeah IB it would be helpful to talk to someone who knows about this. I am the only one I know that has any real experience with it. I am taking about 18,000 mg a day. That is not an exaggeration. That is why I have withdraws. Because it is little known a lot of people don't have much knowledge about it. Also most people who have t...
Dec 18, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 8
Weaver had a really good explanation. When I am in a manic state and crash I can either go into a mixed state or just depression. There is a fine line as far as the symptoms go. The biggest difference is that the mixed state may cause me to be suicidal and cause uncontrollable crying and deep hopelessness. The last severe mixed state I had was because of ...
Dec 18, 2014 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 13
About 4 months ago I started taking Neurontin because I thought that it was ok. After being on it for a while I realized that I was addicted to it and I am now going to try to come off of it. I didn't think that it was a problem because it is not a narcotic but more research is coming in to show that it is actually addictive and the withdraw symptoms a...
Dec 18, 2014 in the Depression Community - 2
Thank you Mandy and Merry Christmas to all!!!
Dec 18, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
What was the reason for the med change? How long were you on the Depakote?
Dec 18, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 4
Paxil withdraw, from what I have heard, can be physically challenging. I wouldn't experiment with it further but if you decide to come off of it let your dr know. Lamictal is not physically addictive.
Dec 13, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 4
Weaver buddy you make perfect sense. My brother and I actually had a talk about this last night. Most suicide thinkers do not want to die, they just want the feelings to change or go away. With ideation comes a type of romantic thinking about suicide. Much like a poet would turn the thought of tragedy into something that appears beautiful, a person with s...
Dec 12, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 3
What is causing your confusion?
Dec 10, 2014 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 18
Congratulations Krissy!!! Been thinking about you but haven't been able to get on. I am glad that you have been staying strong and your sleep will get back to normal in time.
Dec 10, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
I was on 400 mg of Lamictal which is supposed to be the max dose. DId the symptoms start before the drinking or vice versa? Like ILADVOCATE said it would be good to get assessed especially if you feel like you are going to lose it.