Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar forum. I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling low.
Yes, absolutely you may still feel depressed with Lamictal. I would talk to your doc again about how bad you're feeling. For one thing it takes those 6 weeks to build up your dose, during which time it doesn't do a lot. Second, it's not primarily an anti-depressant. Lamictal has anti-depressant qualities but that's not it's primary job. It's an anti-convulsant, which for some reason also makes it work as a mood stabilizer too. And it has those anti-depressant qualities third. Lots of people need both a mood stabilizer AND an anti-depressant. I took Lamictal and Prozac for years and did really well on them. You should know, though, that most anti-depressants also have a 4-8 week period where you have to wait for them to take effect. You need something sooner, so talk to your doc.
Absolutely hang in there while the dosage builds in your blood stream, though. It's a good, solid drug. And keep coming by here and letting us know how you're doing. I find writing about how I'm feeling and getting support from my online friends really helpful.
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"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER