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hotpink23

859d

Does anyone have recommendations of a bipolar med that doesnt make you constantly hungry? I tried 10mg of zyprexa and didnt like that side effect

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    • ThatOneNerd

      859d

      Lamictal hasn’t had that side effect, but I find mood stabilizers like lamictal don’t act the same way as antipsychotics. For me a combination of both has been most helpful.

    • hotpink23

      859d

      maybe a lower dose of the zyprexa can be helpful for me

    • hotpink23

      859d

      my mood swings arent bad at all so im wondering if I need an antipsychotic at this point in my life, its so hard to decide with my mood swingss

    • ThatOneNerd

      859d

      Lamictal hasn’t had that side effect, but I find mood stabilizers like lamictal don’t act the same way as antipsychotics. For me a combination of both has been most helpful.

    • ThatOneNerd

      859d

      Interesting I never had that happen with Xypraxa — but Seroquil did make me sleepy and want snacks (extra bad bc eating before bed causes nausea for me)

    • El333

      859d

      So far lamictal has treated me well. I’ve been on it for 4 years now, and the side effects were strange at first (nausea, headache, and weird dreams) but they mostly went away after the first 6 months. I did gain about 20 pounds but that also might just be the freshman 15 because I started it soon after I graduated high school. That’s just what has worked for me, but you could definitely try bringing it up to the dr!

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