Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. Olanzapine Zyprexa has the most positive data of any medication tested for BPD. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Add Me to Your Newsletter. I discussed it with my pdoc and he changed my Rx to the Depakote ER and the diarrhea went away!
Medications typically used in the treatment of BPD include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, and antipsychotics. Ages Eligible for Study: The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. Is there any way or any new medication that would control these symptoms and still allow me to function at my job?
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Then somewhere I read that diarrhea can be a side effect of Depakote. Want to contribute to Psych Central Professional? However, there is also the possibility that medications can cause problems of their own.
The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth. But, I don't put much store in FDA approval. It doesn't seem to do anything to me but make me sick to my stomach and give me insomnia- so obviously I am ready to suggest a change in medications to my psychiatrist. Antipsychotic medications can help address occasional breaks from reality as well as the paranoia, anger, or hostility that people with BPD may experience.
Carbamazepine such as Tegretol or Epitol. That was a case of the drug company running around and pushing the drug for off-label applications. And Lamictal seems to have broad application. Might I suggest Lamictal lamotrigine?
I am also on mg of Zoloft.
Sorry, semantics and such leap off the page at me. The center, located in Venice Beach, Calif. Conclusions Although it appears from this brief review that anticonvulsants and antipsychotics have some fairly good efficacy data, these studies enrolled small numbers of subjects and the dropout rates were high. I eventually calmed down on it, but for the first 3 weeks or so it made me sick as hell, etc. Side effects of lithium may include nausea, vomitingdiarrheatrembling, and an increased thirst and need to urinate.
People who take lithium need to have regular tests to measure the amount of lithium in their blood.
They also need to have tests to check liver function and blood cell count.