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Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
It can.: Bipolar disorder involves both mania and depression. Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar disorder. Not all medications are helpful for all people. It is important that you work with your doctor and take your medications consistently so that you find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
Which is essential for bipolar depression to not mope ill
1-Haloperidol Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Biperiden Methocarbamol
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, low mood and other impairments (depression) as well as periods of high energy & increased mood (mania or hypomania). The term bipolar depression is referring to only the depressive cycle that is part of a bipolar disorder. ...Read more
BPD = general term: There are several kinds of bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is the depressed phase of the two extreme poles. All people have moods, however, normally the variation is not extreme. To be labelled bipolar, a person needs to have had at least one past manic episode.A website, www.Bipolar.Com is a good reference for more specific distinctions between the different variations of bpd. ...Read more
No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
Bipolar 2 disorder. Extreme anxiety bad sleep cycles. On wellbutrin, topamax, abilify, (aripiprazole) clozazepam , temazepam , zopliclone ? What now?
Options: There are other options for your bipolar 2 condition. Wellbutrin won't help anxiety, and may stimulate it in some. Topomax is not a particularly robust mood stabilizer, but does work for some (apparently not you?). Seroquel may help this, anxiety, and your sleep issues. Latuda (lurasidone) is another option. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist as you try these various medications -- psychotherapy too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tried geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, abilify, haldol, seroquel, zyprexa and dislike all them. For paranoid schizophrenia. Dont like insomnia, akathisisa, weightga
Talk w/psychiatrist: You have not asked a question here, but have expressed your displeasure with some of the available antipsychotic medications for your illness. Please discuss this with your own psychiatrist, as there are still other options available. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness and does need treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?
PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more
Why do psychiatrists start pts on lamictal & not on trileptal for bipolar? What are the main differences btw the two as they’re both anticonvulsants?
LTB better: Lamotrigene has been studied in bipolar 1, 2 depression and unlike Oxcarbamezapine-Trileptal, it has shown benefit. The drugs work differently, OXC blocks sodium channels and LTG additionally blocks glutamate which is an excitatory brain signal from the frontal cortex to the basal ganglia. This seems to impact mood and rumination. OXC has more use for anxiety and with juvenille bipolar clinicaly ...Read more
Hostile,bitter,mood swings,rage,deep depression.on Trileptal for bipolar,tried everything else.wondering about zonegran?any recommendations for it?
Take a look at: Suzanne Somers's book "I'm too young for this." It's about perimenapause and may be a least part of the cause. It's not appropriate to blame everything on women's hormones but you age suggests this possibility. Peace and good health. ...Read more
5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?
Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...Read more
It can be.: Trileptal can function well as a mood stabilizer for many individuals with bipolar disorder. If the mood stabilizer alone does not control the condition and residual depression remains some doctors will add in an antidepressant such as effexor (venlafaxine). The real answer is in the experience. If your moods are stable and your side effects minimal, then the answer is yes! ...Read more
Is trileptal the most benign mood stabilizer for bipolar in that it causes the least side effects? What are some of the side effects of trileptal?
Most common side effect is dizziness for oxcarbamezpine the generic name for Trileptal.
Medication prescribed is up to the doctor. Least side effects may not be the most effacacious. Doctors experience, training and speciality will be most useful in picking a medication to help you. ...Read more
Used 2 take 4 300mg Trileptal daily 4 bipolar.Take 3 daily now.Bcuz of moodswings,insomnia,hostility need original dose but pdoc wont do ANYthing.??
Maybe a reason: If there were side effects to the higher dose of trileptal, there would be a good reason to reduce the dose. Perhaps the plan is to make a change in your treatment. Your provider does not want to give you a hard time- it may be they are protecting you from some problems you had with the medicine. They may be able to explain this to you and it is alright to ask. ...Read more
Last PM my Dr. upped my Trileptal from 300mg to 450mg and now I am extremely nauseated. Also Is it a good med for bipolar along with Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg?
What is the mechanism of action for Trileptal? How does an anticonvulsant help stabilize mood in someone with bipolar I disorder?
Am bipolar 1 and having mixed episode, just put on Abilify (aripiprazole) 30 mg and Trileptal 450 mg AM and PM, what is therapeutic dosage for trileptal?
I went to my doctor and told her how I have a lot of anxiety. She prescribed me trileptal. Sources say it's for bipolar. Will it also help anxiety?
Trileptal: Anxiety can certainly come with bipolar disorder, especially if you're on zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizing medication. Trileptal can help stabilize your mood, and thus help with anxiety too. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on this, as it sounds like your situation may be more complex than most primary care physicians like to manage on their own. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Trileptal anywhere as effective as lamictal for bipolar type 1? Any side effects like weight gain or the sjs?
Hyponatremia risk: Trileptal is basically Tegretol with a hydroxyl side group that prevents conversion to "Tegretol 10-11 epoxide)". Lamictal is supposedly slightly better for preventing manic episodes. The problem with Lamictal is you have to titrate it slowly to minimize the risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. You can get to a therapeutic level of Trileptal in days rather than months for Lamictal (Less SJS risk) ...Read more
Can Trileptal cause, or aggravate, tics or muscle twitches? What should I look out for. I'm taking 75mg, at the moment, for Bipolar 1 Disorder.
?: It may cause tremors as a side effect, you are on a low dose though, at any rate, not all listed side effects should be be experienced. Keep a diary of your symptoms for next appointment with your doctor and discuss with him/her, as you are on other medications too, which don't seem to interact, good luck ...Read more
Is it alright to get pregnant while on trileptol? I am taking trileptol for my manic bipolar and have already recognized i can't come off it without going back into my episodes. So my question is since i want to have children is if i can keep taking my me
Trileptal : Trileptal is a pregnancy category c medication which means that there hasn't been enough research to know for certain what the risks are of being on this medication while pregnant. Caution is advised, but if the benefits outweight the risks, then the medication is not contraindicated. Because of this, it is important to discuss your desire to become pregnant while on this medication with your psychiatrist and ob/gyne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mania and depression: Mania is the most distinctive feature of bipolar. Most people also have depressive episodes. Mania is characterized by impulsivity and decreased need for sleep and often increased irritability. Depression leads to decreased interest, motivation, and energy along with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and that life is not worth living or suicide. It is important to get treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a psychiatrist: Mania is the most characteristic feature of bipolar disorder, but most people also have depressive episodes. Mania leads to impulsivity and decreased need for sleep sometimes accompanied by increased irritability. Depression leads to decreased interest, motivation and energy associated with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness. And thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to a doctor: Discuss your concerns with a physician. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme and persistent alterations in mood. The mood disorder questioner is in public domain and the results are a good conversation started between patient and doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers