Health QuestionsCategory: TreatmentsThis medicine seriously helped me for a long time
celticlabyrinth asked 3 years ago

I was on this from the time I was 15 until I was 19 when I finally got off of it, I’ve been off of it for a year and a half (no regrets going off it either though, but I’m not bipolar so long term use is not necessary).  I was on 1200 mg’s the whole time, for some reason going any higher would make my eyes go cross.  It helped my moods keep from swinging and minimised some of my complex PTSD symptoms so I could do therapy, stay out of inpatient, and go to schoo.  I had to break the dose into 4 doses a day for the first two years because I am ultra sensative to meds.  If you’re wary about taking this drug don’t worry too much, it does help a lot of people, just follow your doctors directions and call them with any side effects you may have!!
 
-Nicole

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texassweetpea answered 3 years ago

Re: This medicine seriously helped me for a long t
Me too! I had to go off it because of financial reason a cpl opf yrs ago. I was a total mess on everything else. I love trileptal. BTW, I am schizoaffective, bipolar type.

celticlabyrinth asked 3 years ago

I was on this from the time I was 15 until I was 19 when I finally got off of it, I’ve been off of it for a year and a half (no regrets going off it either though, but I’m not bipolar so long term use is not necessary).  I was on 1200 mg’s the whole time, for some reason going any higher would make my eyes go cross.  It helped my moods keep from swinging and minimised some of my complex PTSD symptoms so I could do therapy, stay out of inpatient, and go to schoo.  I had to break the dose into 4 doses a day for the first two years because I am ultra sensative to meds.  If you’re wary about taking this drug don’t worry too much, it does help a lot of people, just follow your doctors directions and call them with any side effects you may have!!
 
-Nicole

1 Answers
texassweetpea answered 3 years ago

Re: This medicine seriously helped me for a long t
Me too! I had to go off it because of financial reason a cpl opf yrs ago. I was a total mess on everything else. I love trileptal. BTW, I am schizoaffective, bipolar type.