More to Come Later

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They want to start me on Lithium or Depakote.

Time for the serious stuff I guess.

I am already going to decline the Depakote. I’m hearing way too much bad shit.

Posted from WordPress for Android. As much as I try to proof read, typos and grammatical errors will more than likely occur and I hope you can graciously forgive them and me.

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16 thoughts on “More to Come Later

    • I think I am most scared of trying Lithium even if it is the Depakote that I am outright refusing to try. Depakote I at least feel confident enough to say, “no, that is not for me.” But with Lithium even though I am so wary after reading so much, I can not say for sure that it wouldn’t work so I have to at least give it a try. Even if it means terrifying blood tests.

      I hope Lithium works out for you! πŸ™‚

      • Really? Well, I will be taking the new medication in tandem with an antipsychotic so I am glad to hear that it wouldn’t be compounding the side effects I have to deal with already! Woohoo! Thanks for that. haha.

      • I’ve been through skin issues, still getting plenty of nausea, some agitation and headaches. Some crappy ones but nothing I can’t handle while the dose increases.

      • Well you are definitely stronger than I am! I’d be whining like a baby with that kind of stuff going on! I have been pretty lucky side effect wise in comparison to that. You, my dear, are a trooper.

      • Oh my jeeze! You need a break! Seroquel made me into a microwaved zombie but that was pretty much it besides the whole limp-noodle-twenty-minutes-after-taking-it thing. I think it gave me RLS, too but as an allergic reaction. My joints wouldn’t stop itching and I had to keep stretching them constantly or I would go insane. But hey. Those days are in the past right? No more itchiness or accidents! Woohoo! And besides, that is something to whine about. I would whine til kingdom come if that happened to me!

      • I whined hard at my psychiatrist heheh, that was when I started lithium. I started on 250mg, then 500 and am at 750 now. I’ve been on Seroquel twice…never again. I’ve read so many people saying lithium was their miracle drug – here’s hoping it does well for you and I πŸ™‚

      • Isn’t that what we pay the psychiatrist for? And who knows? Maybe these will be! I have already tried Seroquel, Zyprexa (NIGHTMARE), Lamictal, and now I am on Latuda 120mg and I will be taking either the Depakote or Lithium in combination. I have tried all of these in the last six months. I am ready to find something that works. Haha. I will have my fingers crossed for the both of us!

  1. The Mama With Bipolar Disorder

    Hi, stumbled upon your blog. My experience with depakote was much better than with lithium. But, everybody is different. I hope whichever you choose works well for you. πŸ™‚

    • Due to family history, I will be saying no to Depakote. One of my sisters actually lost her ability to have children and it is believed that the Depakote was at fault. So, it terrifies me! I’m the one everyone expects to give the grandkids one day!

      To be honest, what I am mostly terrified are the blood tests. I hate needles so very much. But I am also scared how delicate the balance is when you start working with either of these medications.

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