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BooBear1017

790d

Does anyone have any medication recommendations for bipolar 2 disorder? Preferably non controlled substances as the company my psychiatrist is at doesn't prescribe controlled substances. I've tried Risperdal and Abilify and neither of them seem to really work for me. All they do is take away the hypomania and do nothing to help with the depression. I also have very high irritability lately. I've also tried Zoloft for the depression but I'm not a fan of it because it makes me feel like an emotionless robot. Any advice helps, thanks!

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    • Mollie_H

      775d

      I had to try Latuda and Vraylar before my ins would let me try Rexulti. Latuda made me manic for my second and last time (knock on wood) (first was Lexapro),then the Vraylar made me super depressed. Tried the Rexulti which is what we wanted to in beginning lol and that was the right one for me :) along with my other antidepressants/anxiety meds,atypical antipsychotic,and then eventually my ADHD med because I’m blessed with all of those things🤩

    • Mollie_H

      775d

      I had to try Latuda and Vraylar before my ins would let me try Rexulti. Latuda made me manic for my second and last time (knock on wood) (first was Lexapro),then the Vraylar made me super depressed. Tried the Rexulti which is what we wanted to in beginning lol and that was the right one for me :) along with my other antidepressants/anxiety meds,atypical antipsychotic,and then eventually my ADHD med because I’m blessed with all of those things🤩

    • Mollie_H

      775d

      My partner also takes Lamictal and it’s been a really good mood stabilizer for her for years :)

    • Mollie_H

      777d

      Rexulti really really helped me and honestly in combo with my other meds made the most difference in my Bipolar II symptoms :) everyone is different though :)

    • weenor420

      778d

      Depakote. I have terrible reactions to antidepressants and this is the only mood stabilizer that has worked

    • ameliaclare

      785d

      For the depression, I actually found lithium + wellbutrin super helpful

    • Butterfly_BB

      785d

      I really like latuda (antipsychotic) and it’s helped a lot with my irritability

    • Chloe.DP

      789d

      Currently on Remeron, Effexor, and Buspar. I’ve been on mood stabilizers before and we’re trying to go without for now as I seem to do fairly well. For mood stabilizers, my favorite that I’ve tried was definitely Depakote. Second favorite was Trileptal (very similar to the Depakote for me).

    • Dominique1212

      789d

      I’m on fluvoxamine and it has helped me a lot. B

    • Syd444

      790d

      I’m on Lamictal and Venlafaxine. I was on Vraylar and like others have said, it’s very expensive. Zoloft messed with my sleep so so much.

    • Grumpy_Grape

      790d

      Vraylar kept me really even keel but I had to go off because it’s hella expensive and switched to Lactimal

    • Grumpy_Grape

      790d

      For bipolar 2 My medications are Lactimal with 2 antidepressants Wellbutrin and lexapro

    • VinceH

      790d

      Hmm, you could try an anticonvulsant like trileptal, tagretol, i think lamictal is one? those work for alot of people. didn't work for me though

    • LittleEmm

      790d

      I used Zoloft with lamictil, and Zoloft with lithium. Both combos worked well for me, but the lithium was too hard on my stomach.

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