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Does Anybody Else Also Take A Mood Stabilizer Along With Their MS Medications?

Does Anybody Else Also Take A Mood Stabilizer Along With Their MS Medications?

I also take Zoloft along with Gilenya, my mood has lately been wayyy off track and I am trying to decide if it is because I am going through a flare up (which I am, MS symptoms are bad right now) or if I need to increase my dosage on my Zoloft. My MS Dr refers to my PCP for that but idk I am just wondering if my flare up might be causing this instability in my emotions and it will go away. Thoughts? Anyone else been through this?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes, I'm 26 years into my journey with Miss MS, but According to my Nero and many conferences I've attended, STRESS is a major cause of flare-up so the thought is to keep us calm.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

diagnosed 11 years ago. for me the overwhelm doesn't go away because of the unpredictability. Having some relapse or progression lately and i never know if it will be worse, better or the same tomorrow. even if it's the same i still struggle to walk. (which always puts me in a bad mood).

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yea I do agree MThomas, it is stressful in and of itself but I do find the correlation between stress and flares quite accurate, I was quite quite stressed recently and am still going through a flare so that is definitely food for thought, thank you everyone for the thoughts and answers, this is still oh so new to me and sometimes overwhelming 😥

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

sorry i offended you @A MyMSTeam Member. my mood during a flare is definitely worse if that helps you.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have found that increasing my mood stabilizer during a flare helps. You can always reduce mood stabilizer at a later date

posted 5 months ago
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