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Meds - BiPolar Sucks

opaloctoberMay. 2nd, 2013 06:39 pm Meds

How long does it take to hit you if you miss your meds?? If i miss one night i feel off, and by the next DAY im suicidal and dangerous. I take a week at a time with me wherever I go because im so afraid something will happen and i can't get them. My meds are my lifeline. What meds do you take? Im on 80mg geodon 2x/day, and lexapro 40mg.

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From:so_sonja
Date:May 3rd, 2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I can tell within a few hours if i missed my medicine.  That is why i stick to a strick medicine schedule.  I take saphris 10mg and lexapro 10mg.  I've been on all different types of meds from lithium to abilify and what i am on now works the best.  I am schizoaffective bipolar disorder.  It doesn't take much to make my moods spiral.
From:lease
Date:May 3rd, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm bipolar I.

In terms of psych meds, it depends. I take risperdal twice a day, lithium twice a day and cymbalta once a day (in the morning). If I miss a lithium or risperdal dose, nothing big happens. If I miss my morning dose of cymbalta, by about 3/4pm I start feeling like I'm coming down with the flu. Mood-wise, I'm not sure how long it takes to destabilize because I haven't been off my meds more than a day in /years/.