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Misdiagnosed MDD 20 + yrs.. anyone else?
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cherry1435 posted:
I have been treated for 22 years for MDD and recently visited my doc because I had so many things flying through my mind, no concentration, etc. Suddenly it was like I saw a lightbulb go off and he said no wonder you have had such a poor outcome with all the meds we have tried, asked a bunch more questions and was convinced I have a "mood disorder" as he called it during that visit. He started me on Lithium 300 2Xday mid May and continued taking 2 mg Xanax like I have for years to sleep. Immediately felt better for 2 weeks but then sank into one of worst depressions in years. Made apt when my family said I had started interrupting, not listening, rambling from one thing to another, etc. yet I am at one of my all time lows and NEVER feel hyper, excited, etc.?? He increased the lithium to 300 X 3 and added Lamictal (lamotrogene) 50 mg daily. Started this last Friday and am still the same...do nothing all day except lay around waiting on my next dose hoping that will be the one that gets me up and moving around. Does this sound like normal way to treat? Do I wait 2 more weeks (next apt) or pay another 50 to go earlier b/c I feel so low? What does the "more normal" that I am looking for feel like and is it any better than what I feel now? Thanks for any help with insight into bipolar and or the meds I am on.
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