Question about Lamictal

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weirdspace
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to know if your taking Lamictal,what dosage did you start out on? And what dosage seemed to help you? I know everybody is different...I was prescribed this med almost 4 weeks ago and she started me out on 50mgs a day....I'm due to go back this friday to let her know how I've been feeling and she will probably change the dosage etc....I was just curious I guess my appt isn't coming soon enough...It seemed I was doing good for a couple of weeks but last week and this week I'm just down....And it seems like getting better is going to be a ways off....

serafena
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi wishdreamhope,

I'm currently on 250 mg of Lamictal. I've been on it for a loooong time -- years now. It's my old standby. I started out on 25 and titrated up. My guess is your doc will either play with your dosage a little or add in something else to help with depression. Hang in there. Friday's not so far away, and if you need to talk about it, we're always here.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Wish,

I used to be on Lamictal in the past and my pdoc started me on 25mg and went up from there. The highest dosage that I was on was 300mg, but it wasn't enough so I ended up switching Rx. Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.

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weirdspace
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   Posted 2/9/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I started the new dose yesterday, I was taking 50mg's a day, now I'm taking 100mgs a day....I haven't been feeling good....I feel like my equalibrium is off and my stomach felt icky.....Not sure if I'm supposed to be feeling this way....I think I might give the office a call today because I can't handle feeling like this...Ugh...I also take Stattera and I went from 10mg's a day to 18mg's.....Not sure which med it is thats making me feel like this but I think it's the lamictal...

serafena
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   Posted 2/9/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Just hang in there wishdreamhope,

You might feel funky for a couple of days, but it'll go away. It always take a few days to adjust to a new med.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
i haven't tried that one yet but i am taking vilift for two weeks now. i feel better, i don't feel anything unusual just feelings of being happy and feeling relax for the first time.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Countingalways,

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Even though you've posted no links, all your posts are encouraging people to try vilift and have no relevance to the thread. I have alerted Admin. If you wish to remain an active member of the community, I suggest you stop pushing your product.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Wishdreamhope,

How you feeling sweetie?

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weirdspace
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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for asking! I've been feeling good the last 2 days, I think that I needed to give the increase in meds some time, I have been on the new dosages for a week now. Been looking for a job too, I need to get out there and create some sort of a life for myself because I cannot stay home anymore.
Dx Bipolar II Jan 2009
Taking 100mg Lamictal and 25mg Strattera.
 


weirdspace
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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I just also wanted to add that I think I realized why I've been having trouble sleeping. I think that the Strattera has calmed me down so much that I'm not exhausted at the end of the day. So I'm learning to fall asleep on my own in a sense. The night where I just stayed up, not so sure about that, maybe just a fluke thing like I said before. It does take time for me to fall asleep but at least I'm sleeping. I'm so thankful for the Strattera because I'm not tense, my mind is calm, I'm not a big ball of stress and I can focus on everyday things. Such a relief.
Dx Bipolar II Jan 2009
Taking 100mg Lamictal and 25mg Strattera.
 

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