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    An_241355 posted:
    [TRIGGER] I am a 48yr female an am currently taking Lamictal XR 100mg. They are to be taken at nite. Also am taking Bupropion SR 150mg twice a day. But still feel depressed, I get feeling life is not living (am not suicidal) and overwhelmed sadness, have crying episodes and then I feel better for a little bit but get agitated and extremely angry, and it interfers with my care taking of my 11yr old son!! Once again, I have tried numerous medication for my bipolar condition to no avail. I don't know what to do! I am receiving my medication thru a sliding scale basis because I am currently unemployed.I have no resources even to find out if I really have bipolar!! But like I explained I have tried numerous pyschotrapic medication and none of them give me relief except increased my weight astronomicly
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hiya and welcome.

    I'm so sorry you are in a bad place. Please make sure you check out the first post at the top of this page, posted by SusieMargaret. She has some great info in there about places you can seek help for free.
    I hope you check in again. Talk things out here with us, and again welcome.
    Chrissy~

    When the world says, Give up,
    Hope whispers, Try it one more time.
    ~Author Unknown
     
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, A215 --

    i'm sorry i missed seeing your post until now. you can find a list of resources for getting free/low-cost medical care, including counseling, at http://forums.webmd.com/3/depression-exchange/forum/6522 . you may have to start with an entry-level primary-care dr, but then you can ask for a referral to a counselor for talk therapy or to a psychiatrist for a re-evaluation of your meds plan.

    don't try to tackle everything on the list at once; you'll be too overwhelmed. check out one or two, see what they say, then check out one or two more.

    i send you caring thoughts and hope this helps.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
    hello- for your current meds they both typically have the ability to go to a higher dose, so ask your doc about these options and side effect risks.
    I also wonder with your mood swings if they are all from bipolar or from other conditions (stress, sleep deprivation, borderline personality, dependent personality)... if from these then psychotherapy weekly would be needed to really get the most out of your meds


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