I have been diagnosed with bipolar and have been prescribed Seroquel and Lexapro. They both have worked and have brought my symptoms under control, but with a lot of side effects. I have an incredible hunger for sweets every day and have had much weight gain. I am too sluggish and tired to work out at the gym or even walk around the block. This has aggravated by sleep apnea which I was recently diagnosed with. Even with the cpap machine, I am just so fatigued and out of it and sometimes dangerously so.
The Nuvigil I take for apnea has been helpful in keeping me alert, but its a losing battle while taking Lexapro. My doctor suggested cutting the Lexapro in half, from 10mg to 5. I did this, starting 2 days ago. I already have more energy but I have no idea if my depression or anxiety will return and if so how strongly.
Does anyone know if Nuvigil and Seroquel will be a good combination? Although I want to get my concentration and energy back, I don't want to get my bipolar symptoms back.