CFS: anyone on mood stabilizers?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ladybugmandy, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    hi everyone. i am on antiviral treatment for CFS and also have bipolar disorder with mostly depression.

    lately, i have been having mood swings worse than usual. this may be because the antivirals are just starting to lift the brain fog, which has muted my emotions for years.

    i used to be on mood stabilizers (low dose lithium) which helped.

    is anyone here on lithium or other psych meds while on antivirals?

    i dont want to take other meds cuz i sometimes have liver enzyme elevation just with the antivirals and dont want to add anything else to mess with the antiviral doses. i am on a little effexor which does not help.

  2. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    I take Lamictal, an anticonvulsant. It has worked extremely well for me for the past nine years.

    I think that the combination of a hereditary tendency and a head injury are issues for me.

    I think that exposures to poison mold (and maybe the poison made by lyme) exacerbate this though.

    The only time I really feel irritable or out of sorts now is when I get hit with poison mold.

    I have started calling them "mold swings."

    P.S. Wouldn't the Effexor make your moods less stable?