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Feeling Numb...

SilentCry

Antiquitie's Friend
#1
My husband of 11 yrs passed away Nov. 20... I had been in the psych hosp since then. I just got out yesterday. I just had some questions about some meds they put me on. Any info would be appreciated. I'm supposed to be taking Depakote, Geodone, Lithium, Provigil, Nexium, Tegretol...

I feel like a walking drugstore now :unsure:

Thanks,
Mary
 
#5
im so sorry to hear about ur loss! and i really hope ur on the road to a quick recovery.
I dont kno much about the medication but i do kno that my aunty (who was also in hospital for depression etc) took lithium and it helped her so much...shes now re-married and has 2 beautiful twin girls! stick wit it huni! xoxo
 

SilentCry

Antiquitie's Friend
#6
Thank you for your replies....

It's been a long several months, but I'm beginning to accept the fact that he isn't coming back. 11yrs. is a long time to all of a sudden turn around and have them not there. But at least I know he's watching down, protecting me.
 

bipolarkitty

Well-Known Member
#7
My husband of 11 yrs passed away Nov. 20... I had been in the psych hosp since then. I just got out yesterday. I just had some questions about some meds they put me on. Any info would be appreciated. I'm supposed to be taking Depakote, Geodone, Lithium, Provigil, Nexium, Tegretol...

I feel like a walking drugstore now :unsure:

Thanks,
Mary
Hi Mary. I'm so sorry you lost your husband. How are you doing hun?

I've taken all of those except provigil and nexium. Depakote and Tegretol are anti-seizure meds that are commonly prescribed for bipolar, as well as Lithium. Geodon is an anti-psychotic, but it's also good for other things, like depression, I think. Are the meds working for you?

I know how it feels having to take so many meds. At my worst, I was taking about 25 pills a day spread out into taking them 5 times a day. I absolutely hated that meds regimen. Luckily I'm on less now. Not that it works, that is. :rolleyes:

As for effects, they haven't been too fun. But I'm really sensitive to side effects. Hopefully you haven't had as many, or very severe. Are they going away yet?
 

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