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Having horrid mood swings, taking many psych drugs that I weaned off slowly. Why is it ?

Having horrid mood swings...Iike I could go on a smashing spree in my house and break EVERYTHING!! I was taking many psych drugs that I weaned my self off at a time...First the Lamictal , then the Lexapro , then the Ambien and lastly the Ativan . I feel better 90% of the time but these mood swings come out of nowhere!!! ANd I will get maddest at the most mundane things??? I am also have hot flashes but had a hyrsterctomy back in2004. I am 46, happily married to a very supportive husband. Had 4 sons which I am all close to except for the son I lost 2 1/2 years ago...still haven t even begun to process that. Do I really have to be on medications for mood?? I don t want to take more than I have too!
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I have read your query with diligence. Yes, you really have to go on medications again. Not for a very long time though.

You feel better by 90%now that is a good sign. However, to get rid of the mood swings, it is better to be on a low-dose mood stabilizer drug.

I am glad you have a supportive family.

Make a wise decision of helping yourself and your family with a small dose of the medication.

Take care!

Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the description of your symptoms, it is possible that you are suffering from a bipolar disorder. Lamical is a mood stabilizer , Lexapro is an anti-depressant and Abien, Ativan are sedatives. It is good that you are doing well with medication.

It is important to understand that bipolar disorder is a relapsing illness, which means that you at a risk of having a recurrence of these mood swings, if you stop the medication. So, since you are currently doing better with the medication, I would advise you to continue them. If you feel that your symptoms are not fully under control, then you can discuss with your doctor regarding an appropriate alteration in your medication.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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