I went to the hospital some time ago while I was having an “episode”. This one was primarily mood-related, which is unusual for me. I was manic. The ER doctor gave me ativan to chill me out, and wrote me a script for topamax. I looked it up and it’s an anticonvulsant that’s sometimes used to treat mood disorders. I took it and it worked! I felt good, no mood swings (and I’ve always had mood swings). The only side effect I had was tingling in my fingers and toes. Uncomfortable, but manageable.
Anyone else ever been on this? What was your experience?