What other medication options
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What other medication options?

Q: Hello dr. phelps. I'll keep it short here, I've been diagnosed bipolar since I was 14. I've tried just about every thing to keep me stable, and nothing works for me like the combo of depakote and wellbutrin. The problem is that I am a work out fanatic and if I get above 125 lbs. I worry. I do have a wonderful doctor, but I'm just wondering what your opinion is about depakote is an if there are other routes you recommend. At the moment I am taking topamax and it's good for my weight, but for mood, forget it. anyway, thanks for your time. amanda.

Dear Amanda --
For the best list of all your mood stabilizer options, see the updated list by Dr. Peter Brigham, a Harvard-trained pdoc'.  His list is written for doctors, but you'll be able to follow almost all of it, I think.  To see his site overall, go to the pharmacology section introduction.

Dr. Phelps


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