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I know this will probally sound weird to most, but i usually take a hot towel soaked in rosemary water and lavender, wrap it around my head and breath deep as i can until the pain subsides. My grampa did this for me for years. I've had migraines since i was little. It helped for those days i could barely move, see, etc!
Wow, that must have been bewildering for you. And for poor mum. For some reason, your mum was experiencing psychosis. There could be many reasons for that. She might be having trouble coping with stress, which can overload the brain and emotions and lead to stress-psychosis. She might have some disorder like BPD, Bipolar or schizophrenia, or a sleep disorder.
HELLO AGAIN I HAVE POSTED ONCE BEFORE AND YOU WERE SO HELPFUL I THOUGHT I WOULD ASK ANOTHER BRIEF QUESTION. I AM PRESTLY ON LAMICTAL I JUST STARTED AND I SEEM TO BE TOLERATING IT EXCEPT I HAVE HAD TO START TAKING NADOLOL. MY HEART WAS REALLY GOING CRAZY. IS THIS A RESULT OF THE MEDICINE YOU THINK. MY HEART DOCTOR NEVER HEARD OF LAMICTAL BEFORE. COULD THE MEDICINES BE WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER? I AM NOW VERY TIRED MAYBE A DIRECT SIDE EFFECT FROM BOTH MEDICINES.
I've just been put on Wellbutrin to augment the Lamictal I'm on for depression. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, only physical symptoms so far and 3 days to go. I still get a wee moody but not like before. See your doctor, there are multiple treatments, as well I would suggest you get a full hormonal panel done.
I think my lithium for bp 2 is causing me to twitch and jerk mostly when in a relaxed state. It bothers me, I try to keep if from happening then it almost seems to build up and then comes out all at once and so I jerk and twitch more then before I tried to stop it. I tried to mention it to my meds lady but she don't seem to listen to me any more, I don't like that she don't. Any ideas, any help is welcomed.
I have no interest in anything anymore all I can think of is when I will die am obsessed by the thought , but it scares me so much .Have isolated myself just can't be with people , I go to a centre for people with mental health probs...I can't go . today I tried to go get the food messages ,it was hell and I bumped into two people from the centre , I had tears rolling down my face as I didn't want to see them let alone talk ...they understood.
Couple that with meditation, yoga or pilaties(sp) and it does help a lot. Any exercise is good. Take the dogs out for a nightly walk. Also, it is better to stay away from caffeinated drinks. Caffeine tends to make an already anxious person more anxious. Taper off of it slowly though. Lastly, do you like your job? Is it somewhere you want to go when you wake up in the morning?
Anxiety is free floating and depression occurs at least once every day for an hour or so. I am quick to snap at my wife and our dogs. I have the shortest fuse. The smallest annoyances set me off. I can hardly focus on my work, but manage through it. I have little motivation to exercise (although few people do), but manage to do 3 days a week of cardio (45 minutes) and 5 days a week of weightlifting. Exercise helps significantly, but I don't have time for any more than I already do.
This may be repititous, but I just wanted to tell you that I take 1200mg Li and 400 of Lamictal. The Lamictal was added for depression after my last hospitalization three years ago. I've not had any problems with Lamictal. It helped my depression - not a ton, but I was able to go back to work. And I haven't had SJS or any other problems. This is just my experence, but I wanted to let you know as you're considering it with trepidation.
Therapy might be a really good option for you to learn to cope with this. NAMI has great resources for family and friends to get education and support groups. My mother went to a 12 week program on Bipolar and schizophenia education. It made all the difference for her and me. I was finally actually able to talk to someone who has an idea of what I was going through. I still thank her for that. Hope things start to get better once he's switched to the Depakote.
I was recently diagnosed as BPII, although I have been denying it for many years (diagnosed as only clinical depression prior). Just had my worst "mania" (or hypomania?) and broke down and told my husband of 16 yrs, after having an affair. Now my psychiatrist started me on Zyprexa and Lamictal (also on Effexor, and trazadone for sleeping), and I am not liking the "coming down" process. I know I have to listen to my doctor, but I am so worried about a rebound depression.
I on the hand even with all my combined disorders and diagnoses still have hope not necessarily for a cure but most definitely for a chance at some sort of relief for both myself and those around me. I just haven't found the right combination yet to this lock of mental woes that chain me down. I am just thankful that I'm not ignorant to the fact that I do have an "illness". Anyhow, back to the main story since I've seemingly digressed a bit.
I knew I did not need to stay in hospital because I have to keep going and be strong for my family and so on. If you like I am happy for you to just let out all your stresses over the past whatever time and I will just be an ear. Promise me though that you will listen to your everyday life stresses and see it for what it really is because this is a massive contribution to bipolar condition and if you are not careful and intune with this condition it will and can take over.
I've been on Lamictal for a month, it actually decreased my appetite and I have to schedule my eating so I don't forget or go too long. Since I am overweight, I am taking advantage to get routine about healthy eating and I have a trainer 3x a week to build my strength. I posted a question in the Nutrition boards and the RD suggested a well-balanced diet 45/35/25 (carbs, protein, fat) with portion control, frequent meals, water, no saturated fat and combining carbs and protein together.
Another interesting thing that I discovered is that a majority of them are on Lamictal which is what I have been taking as a mood stabilizer for about 4 years now. I'm 26 and I've been taking medication for my problems since I was 17, and Lamictal was the first mood stabilizer whose side effects I could stomach.
Remember that many doctors prescribe antidepressants WITH a mood stabilizer. I take Lamictal (Lamotrigine) which is very good for helping to keep me from getting depressed. I also take an antidepressant, Emsam patch, which is an old style drug, an MAOI. Since you sound relatively new to bipolar in that you were diagnosed MDD, you might want to pick up the book, Bipolar for Dummies.
Thanks for the info Shawn... I have been on Lamictal for almost 9 months though. Is it hard to get off of?
We have to drive down and see our families for Thanksgiving. We always do this once a year. My bipolar has gotten tremendously worse. I can't interact with people at all it seems. I have so much anxiety that I can barely get myself out of the house. I am pretty much terrified of what's going to happen Thanksgiving. It's a 14 hour drive with 3 kids and 2 dogs. So that's going to have my nervous system thrashed in itself. Then I will have to deal with all the judgemental family members.
I was feeling a little down this afternoon -- then I called a friend and took the dogs for a walk. Feel much much better tonight. Hang on and keep going - don't turn back now you are almost there!!!!
It is nice to be able to post pics and talk about our Dogs and Cats and Kids and stuff. We can answer questions for anyone who needs help, but we do not have the "numbers" that this place does so that info can be limited. Anyone is welcome.....as long as you're nice.
My behavior became erratic and he decided to test me for depression and bipolar with two tests but also prescribed me Lamictal. This was back in May. I wasn't able to fill the prescirption until July.. Both of those tests came back as positive for bipolar. My psychiatrist also says I have boarderline personality disorder, schizotyple disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
The story is long and she does the same but functions better in the game, where I have lost all faith in my abilities as a career person, don't have motivation for rarely anything unless I am jetted up with enough mg's to kill a normal person. I am wanting so much to change but also afraid to come clean with my family, including my brother who's son has wrecked havoc on his life with these.
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Voltaren combo (hair loss with this one) Prozac (nightmare 2 weeks of migraine waiting to start the next thing after this didn't help enough) Serzone (worked the longest of any preventative for me, but eventually lost effectiveness in preventing migraines for me) Indomethacin for mense/PMS Topamax (made me shaky, highly nervous and gave me a change in sound of voice) Lamictal Keppra Neurontin Zanaflex Lopressor Remaron Seroquel Tamoxifen for mense- doctor had theory I had estrogen d
For nausea hub swears by Nauzene tablets, and ginger ale. Always keep ginger ale in the house! Canada Dry is the brand of choice - it's made with real ginger, a necessity in order to calm the stomach. Funny movies are a help ( Hub got a lot of laughs out of major payne ) . "Comfort" things, even like changing sheets on your friend's bed if they are too tired, make a big difference. Flowers - always a great choice.
I have been on xanax for many years,never thought for a minute i would get addicted. my panic and anxiety attacts are awful, i cant function without xanax. the doctors kept me on this drug all this time, i know i have to get help. i am starting to count my pills now,this is so awful. last week i was running low,asked my doctor for more,he rufused,the pharmacist filled it. the doctor was so incinsitive,told me to cut back.how can i cut back,when my body craves it.
-- nobody understands how much I am suffering. Much of the time my Lamictal and Lexapro control my symptoms, but occasionally, like last evening, I have a meltdown. The world seems to crash down around me. I have had some recent stresses in my life, things that would not bother a "normal" person, but I have difficulty dealing with stress and any change in my normal routine.
My hardest thing is being at the Cancer Center every Thursday for over a year. I have to wait, and get a needle put in my port, be examined, drink contrast which tastes like yuck and wait an hour for a CT every two months.Then wait hours for the results. Even once a month I have to wait an hour was they make over twenty appointment they will change later. I have to be asked the same questions over and over in a day. They take my blood pressure and temperature twice each visit.
/1x/day and on weekends it increases to 20mg./10mg am and 10mg pm). He is also on Keppra and Lamictal for seizure control. His other meds include Albuterol, Rhinocort, and Allegra. We are concerned with our son's weight and, of course, other medical problems. However, the GI doc. says we are doing a good job. He was diagnosed with anemia, failure to thrive and severe constipation in Sept. '07. In July '07, he weighed 69 lbs. and has not gotten back to baseline.
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