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bipolar and antidepressants

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jellybelly123 Thu 20-Feb-14 08:10:02

I have now gone through several mood stabilisers but they didn't lift my mood. Now, finally, an antidepressant was added to the cocktail. I am just wondering if anyone has positive experiences on this kind of approach.

Suicidal5833 Thu 20-Feb-14 08:20:41

I have a anti depressant and I'm bipolar 1 for severe depressions. They don't make me manic they do help but the only problem is the sudden withdrawals when my mood changes which as I rapid cycle happens frequently.

WeGotAnnie Thu 20-Feb-14 08:25:39

I think every person with bipolar is different, and trying out different meds or med combinations is the only way to really find out what suits.

I tried a combination of anti depressant and mood stabiliser for a while, but couldnt find a mood stabiliser that didnt have really bad side effects for me.

jellybelly123 Thu 20-Feb-14 11:32:09

I will start sertraline asap apparently. I am on lithium, too. So hopefully my mood lifts and stays normal.

Suicidal5833 Thu 20-Feb-14 11:46:18

Yeah I've done it and like I said it's just a pain going through withdrawal if you go high.

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