I am currently taking 250 mg topomax , 500 mg Metaformin , 300 mg. Wellbutrin in the morning. In the evening I take 250 mg. topomax & 500 mg Metaformin . I am prescribed the Metaformin for PCOS ( a hormonal condition in women) and the wellbutrin for depression. I take the topomax because I binge eat.
I have suffered from binge eating
, over exercising, bad relationships, anger and depression throughout my life. I had never taken any antidepressants until last summer & I started with the Wellbutrin prescribed by my family doctor. Then I added topomax after participating in thereapy with a psychologist to address my binge eating. At first the topomax was amazing. . . .my moods & impulse eating where not out of control. Now, 8 months later. . . I'm having problems again. My psychologist thinks that my actions are characteristic of borderline personality disorder
and should be treated differently than just depression. I have since made an appointment with a psychiatrist, but the appointment is not until the November 8th. After researching bpd, I noticed that 2 common medications suggested as a foundation for impulse control and mood swings are lamactil & abilify.
After being so verbose. . . .here's my question. . . Would it be ok to add
lamactil to the medications I am already taking to stabilize my moods swings and impulse control? I've read that both of these work well as a partner to Wellbutrin and I know my topomax works, it just is not enough anymore. It probably never was. I called my gen doctor today & she will get back to me on Tuesday, but sometimes I'm not sure if she really knows.
( I'm also in the process of ending a 5 year relationship with an alcoholic boyfriend & starting a stressful new job that has me working 7 days a week :)