Just wondering if anyone else is taking, bupropionor, has in the past, for their bipolar depression. I'm also taking lamotrigine/Lamictal for the depression every night and that by itself doesn't keep the depression away, but seems to really help keep me from going really low when I am going through a depression phase.
I'm bipolar 1, rapid cycling, and I take the bupropion, lamotrigine, and also oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) which really works great for the mania. BTW, that also seems to help the depression as it seems to tamp down me getting over emotional in general. But that's just my theory.
The bupropion seems a little unusual for BD because it can induce mania because it's very stimulating. The norepinephrine part of it is probably what does that and I'm starting to suspect that I'd be more stable without that influence. In fact, while I'm at 300 mg/day now, I have been up to 450/day in the past and it was not good. I was so super emotional. I would have random crying spells at all times of the day and it made me so manic I was delusional which doesn't usually happen with me.
So I'd like to switch to something else but there's a big problem here. If I'm not super consistent with my dosage, or if I don't take it each and every day, it has pretty profound consequences and I can get extremely depressed very quickly. That happened a few years ago right before Christmas and I was an absolute wreck. So I'm very hesitant to even wean myself off bupropion so I can switch to something else. I really feel like I can't live without it and I'm helpless. I don't like that feeling and I don't want to be hooked on it like this forever.
Does anyone else have experience with this med?
I talk to my pdoc Wednesday. It's via a zoom video call. So remotely. Which is perfect for my situation.I'm going to tell her I'm anxious and fearful most of the time. I feel like a raw nerve. I'm going to see if she can perscibe me something that will calm me down. I'm depressed, but not very depressed. I'll never do anything rash. I just need to not take everything so seriously. I've never...
My goal for today is to try to remember to breath through this all https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u6h_kHYHBaQ