Who are the best people to write about the best Bipolar medication cocktails? Why we are of course, the consuming public! I find that we write about this a lot, and share each other’s strength and hope about what works, what doesn’t work, what might work, what only works on Tuesdays, and so forth. It has been a revelation for me to go to this new psychiatrist and find out that something that I’ve been on for about TEN YEARS is sabotaging my well being, and that is WELLBUTRIN. According to my esteemed colleague, Dr. Drugs (not necessarily the most awesome name for him but it’s catchy!), Wellbutrin causes Bipolar people to cycle which is the very thing we are trying NOT to do! So, we are slowly ramping up the Lamictal, which is both a mood stabilizer and a mood elevator (I’ll take the fifth floor thank you), and then we will phase out the damned Wellbutrin.
I am also on Topamax which is an absolute wonder drug for me when it comes to impulse control and taming the addictions. I struggled mightily with my finances, shoplifting, smoking a pack and a half a day, and getting drunk daily before taking Topamax. Since starting Topamax I have been able to do finances pretty much like a grownup, stopped shoplifting, smoke three cigarettes per day, and drink very little (except when I’m stressed, then I can still pour the alcohol down my throat on occasion). Topamax has been considered a wonder drug for treatment of alcoholism and gambling addiction.
If you have experience with something working remarkably well, or remarkably HELL for you, please share in the comments. Of course, I want to hear about that bastard Abilify too. Haha those commercials get my goat. But you already know that. Yeah, get your own goat! Thank you for playing.