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Old 04-30-2021, 11:30 PM   #1
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Iím looking into medication to treat my BPD. But Iím not sure where to start. I was on Wellbutrin for a long time but havenít been on it for a while. I donít really want to try it again. I didnít have any issues with it but it didnít work after a while.
I was prescribed Zoloft but I havenít started it yet.
But I was thinking of possibly starting antipsychotics or even adding one to an antidepressant.
I just need to know other peoples first hand experiences with meds. I know everyone is different but my biggest worry is increased brain fog, I deal with enough of it already, and weight gain. Iíve lost 60 pounds and it costed me a lot to get where I am and I donít want to gain it back. Petty worry but itís still a real one for me.
Iíve never tried antipsychotics just an FYI. But Iíve been on many brands and types of anti depressants.
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Gaining weight is not a petty worry. I have gained from Seroquel and my blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol have all risen.


From me, who has been on many antipsychotics, be cautious about them. They really change your life, and not all in good ways. If you do use an AP keep it at a very low dose. You don't have psychosis, do you?

For BPD it seems that an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer (such as Lamictal) might be a good idea. But your pdoc is the one to ask for sure.
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Gaining weight is not a petty worry. I have gained from Seroquel and my blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol have all risen.


From me, who has been on many antipsychotics, be cautious about them. They really change your life, and not all in good ways. If you do use an AP keep it at a very low dose. You don't have psychosis, do you?

For BPD it seems that an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer (such as Lamictal) might be a good idea. But your pdoc is the one to ask for sure.

I dissociate quite a bit. I have significant memory issues as well. Brain fog is quite thick. And my mood goes very low. I get quite depressed and have very rapid splitting throughout the day.

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Do you think an AP will help your symptoms?
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Do you think an AP will help your symptoms?

Couldnít hurt to try at this point. I feel like I only have a few options. Get help or fall further in the hole. I just have worries about medications. Iím already emotional. And have a lot of brain fog. I donít want things to get worse. But they will anyways without some help.
Started back up with counselling. Session is a few weeks away but itís something.

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Counseling is a great idea. Good luck!
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:03 AM   #7
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Agreed be cautious with the antipsychotics. If you do go for them, Latuda tends to be more favorable with regards to metabolic issues. More weight neutral than the others
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Antipsychotics have caused me a lot of weight gain but also brought me a lot of stability. Mixed bag.
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Antipsychotics have caused me a lot of weight gain but also brought me a lot of stability. Mixed bag.
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