Spring 2010 - Prozac Reaction: Increased self harm, suicidal ideation
Taken off in Summer 2010

Started Zoloft Reaction: Good, until stopped working and trip to ER on Oct 13, 2010 (Brother's birthday)

Started Lexapro Reaction: So far so good. I've been tapered off of it a few times, but we always add it back again. Weight gain.

Started Topamax Reaction: Absolutely none. I'm pretty sure my psychiatrist just put me on this because it is the weakest mood stabilizer and I kept insisting I was bipolar.


Started Risperdal Reaction: Weight gain - and a lot of it.
December 2012

Started Lithium Reaction: hypothyroidism, requiring Synthroid
taken off of Lexapro during hospitalization, put back on several weeks afterwards

Added PRN

Wanted to substitute Abilify for Risperdal, but it was too expensive

August 2013 Added Lamictal Reaction: None so far


December 2013 Added Latuda Reaction: Nausea, return of the acne demons

Current Medications: Lamictal, Lithium, Lexapro, Latuda, Synthroid, PRN

Also, I've been on birth control since I was thinking about taking Accutane. I never ended up starting Accutane, but I decided to keep taking the birth control for convenience. Then I started having extreme PMS (suicidal when I got my period) so I switched to a pill where I only get my period four times a year.

Photo courtesy of my brother, Ben Kahn.