Posted by: Mfezi | 2008/08/04


Hello Cybershrink

I am suffering from bipolar mood disorder type II. I take 400milligram Epilim (divided by 2 doses) and Rivotril at night.
I also take African Griffonia Seed as a supplement to this meds and it goes very well with me. Even the shrink is happy with me. But, I tend to forget things - no short term memory whatsoever. What supplements\medication can I get that will rectify this problem?

Thank you for your time and trouble.


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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberShrink

Intrresting question, Mfezi. I'm not familiar with using Griffonia Seed, and I'm pleased to hear you are doing better on your meds. Ask your shrink, though, whether he/she thinks the Epilim or Rivotril could be affecting your memory. It'd be a shame to vary meds that are otherwise suiting you well, but that might become an option. If the memory troubles were present BEFORE you started these meds, then, obviously he/she'd need to look for other possible causes. I can't think of any other obvious likely cause of such problems other than as possible medicatio side-effects right now, but he/she would be better placed to think about this, having examined you fully and knowing your situation in detail

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