Has anyone with BP been put on an anti-depressant without becoming manic? I have tried tricyclics, SSRI's SSNI's and MAOI's. All of them give me gut wrenching debilitating anxiety (my eqivalent of mania) I'm currently on Adderall which helps with my lack of energy but it's only a stimulant and doesn't have any anti-depressant effects. I did have ECT in 2002 and 2004 which really helped for a while but I'm still clinically depressed. I'm leaving for England tomorrow so might not get to check my messages for a couple of weeks depending on computer availability over there, I'm from a small village. I really value the opinions and advice of this board and its members.
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I've not been in great shape for several months now. I'm due to see my psychiatrist on 17th Oct.I've been getting huge waves of anxiety for no reason and for me that means it's dysphoria or whatever it's called - the BP2 equivalent of mixed state, a kind of agittated depression.I've been taking small does of seroquel at night to try and knock it back but basically it's getting worse..so long...
it has been a while since a roll call/check in and med reminder.Just because hugs for all who wish to avail of the sackful of big fat hugs right here.enjoy