How do you know that taking aspirin doesn't change your brain permanently. Hell, drinking alcoholic beverages changes your brain permanently cause it kills brain cells. Every significant experience you have changes your brain/thinking permanently. A car wreck, loss of a friend or family member, it's called life. zxc if you think about your scars as much as you apparently do your brain has changed permanently because of them.
The chance of this drug damaging people's minds as compared to the mental damage of scarring especially at these doses is like nothing especially when the FDA has approved doses up to 400 mgs daily.
be careful. just b/c aspirin, alcohol, or car wrecks, etc. could possibly change brain chemisty, it doesn't give validity to taking this drug, or any drug for that matter. furthermore, life experinces such as the loss of a friend or even obsessing over acne scars, have a much different impact on the mind/body than medication. anyone whose overcome something hard in their life would say it's more of a lesson than a mind altering experience. it's simply something happens to you externally and you deal with it internally, and your body is simply reacting using it's OWN chemical makeup. with medication, you're introducing a new chemical into your system. that changes everything. oh and aspirin is not anti-pschcotic-- it can't change your brain chemistry. this drug is however.
i'm not bashing this drug nessesarily-- it could work, especially if you only need very low doses to see improvements. however, you are somewhat playing guinnne pig with yourself.
did your dr. explain to you any sideffects, etc.? i know you said he sounded like taking this drug wasn't a big deal, but did he mention anything else?
also, do you know off-hand the dosage for controlling bi-polar? i'll also try and look this up. if it's really high, at least you know you're safe by taking the low dose.