I have been diagnosed with Bi-polar 2 for about 15 years and went througfh the nightmare process of trying different medications that work without driving me crazy. I am currently taking 150 mg of effexor xr and 600 mg of Lithium. I don't have extreme highs or lows but just don't have any motivation or energy. I have been working on a new business for over a year and have it open and ready to go. I would normally love this and the work would be fun but I just don't have any motivation. I've had problems in the past when I take a higher dose of effexor so I tried doubling my Lithium. After about a week I started getting paranoid and thinking that everyone was taking advantage of me, whitch is not true at all. So I went back to the 600 mg. My Psyciatrist is basically coasting into retirement and seems as baffled as I am. I noticed that there are some new depression medications out there like Latuda and I think Celexia or something like that.
I would appreciate any suggestions about medications or otherwise, I have been trying to exercise but get fatigued easily.
just a few days ago I got my very first contract to narrate a book. This will be my first job in about 12 years! The anxiety is intense! I have a nearly constant butterfly fleeling in my stomach. If I weren't also excited to break into narration, I would probably be falling apart right now. I can't wait for this feeling to fade! Thankfully, I haven't been throwing up. I know a lot of people have...