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Old 08-25-2008, 05:12 PM
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I had the same experience, AidynElyMama, although I will say I never tried homeopathy or really a whole lot of herbalism. And I'm seeing a chiro + therapist right now which seems to be going well.

On the other hand, every time I've gone off Wellbutrin it's been a disaster and I'm reluctant to do so now. It's a pretty good med for me overall and has hardly any side effects. I take Zyprexa PRN as well when I think I am starting to get into a bad state. I'd like to cut out the Zyprexa all together becuase of the weight gain issues, but there really isn't a good alternative ESP when throwing pregnancy/lactation risks into the mix. I've been on just about every med and unfortunately for me I'm allergic to Lamictal.
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I liked zyprexa a lot, but went from plain obese to morbidly obese in 2 months...I am lucky to be able to take lamictal.

I actually wasn't dx with BP II until after DD was born. My pregnancy with her was HORRIBLE. At one point DH kicked me out of the house for a couple of days b/c I was in such a rage all of the time he was afraid I'd hurt DS. (I've never told anyone that before except my therapist!) One doc told me that his depressed patients tend to get better during pregnancy but the bipolar ones go totally off. He thought I was "just" depressed and dismissed my comments about my rabid angry behavior. I have a better pdoc now.

There are a number of reasons we're not having any more kids, but this is one of them. I'm glad to hear others can manage during pregnancy.

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I liked zyprexa a lot, but went from plain obese to morbidly obese in 2 months...I am lucky to be able to take lamictal.

I actually wasn't dx with BP II until after DD was born. My pregnancy with her was HORRIBLE. At one point DH kicked me out of the house for a couple of days b/c I was in such a rage all of the time he was afraid I'd hurt DS. (I've never told anyone that before except my therapist!) One doc told me that his depressed patients tend to get better during pregnancy but the bipolar ones go totally off. He thought I was "just" depressed and dismissed my comments about my rabid angry behavior. I have a better pdoc now.

There are a number of reasons we're not having any more kids, but this is one of them. I'm glad to hear others can manage during pregnancy.
My PDOC told me some bipolar patients are way better in pregnancy and some are worse. Progesterone can be very calming. I do really well in pregnancy for the most part, except in the very very end.
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I haven't really gone through the old threads.I just visited the new thread.I am expecting some more interesting topics on the thread.
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My PDOC told me some bipolar patients are way better in pregnancy and some are worse. Progesterone can be very calming. I do really well in pregnancy for the most part, except in the very very end.
I think you're right, it can go either way. I was better with my son, waaayyy worse with my daughter. So bad they wanted to take her out early because they were afraid of what I might do.
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