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sammy maguire

Bipolar alcoholic.A lamictal/abilify success story

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sammy maguire

I have been a bipolar alcoholic for 20 years. These were my main issues.

1 I had no off switch. One drink would trigger mega cravings for more.

2 I had mega blackouts

3 I was a messy fighting drunk with zero control over my behaviour.

 

Last year my doc put me on lamictal. It calmed me down and wiped out a layer of wired agitated depression but it wasn't enough. Then she put me on abilify maintena too and my 3 problems disappeared in a puff of smoke.That was it. I have been a normie now for 6 months.

My off switch is fine

Blackouts are only a distant memory and I am a calm and stable drinker...well as much as anyone is.I started one last drug called Sertraline for residual anxiety and I never looked back. I know I am home and dry.

Obviously this means that some types of alcoholic brain chemistry can be completely cured just like a throat infection. I am very lucky because I have that type even if it took me 20 horrendous and life destroying years to find that out.

 

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