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Old 08-13-17, 12:15 PM
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Cyclothymia meds newbie

I've been diagnosed with cyclothymia (I also have ADHD) and the psychiatrist wants me to change my meds that I'm on to something more suitable for Cyclothymia. Right now I'm taking an SSRI which is sorta doing something...but not so much. I went there complaining that the SSRI was making me numb with my emotions, putting on weight and just all round unmotivated. When she started talking about bipolar meds, I have to be honest, I was ****ting myself. I had heard they are pretty debilitating. She printed of a bunch for me to read about until our next appointment. I feel really nervous about starting them. Lamictal seems like the only one that doesn't affect weight gain. because my mood swings are mild compared to full bipolar, I am wondering if it is worth the effects of the medication. Does anyone have any good experiences with these meds or any recommendations of which ones to try first?
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