Hello all...I posted a few weeks ago when I had just started the mix of Neurontin and Lamictal,
I was in a manic state then -- instead of crashing into a deep depression I slowly entered this
unfamiliar balanced state. I am at 50 mgs of Lamictal, pdoc wants to put me at 150 - 200 when
it is time. My ADD has also been addressed, took Strattera before and it did nothing, now I am
on Adderall. Now I can focus, I slowed down and actually lost a couple of pounds which I do
not mind. I want more than anything to live a happy, productive life. I am not afraid of meds,
the proof for me was being in a psych ward and watching a severely psychotic woman being
held down to receive her meds through a syringe due to her refusal to take it...in 2 days she was
a normal person. I was amazed. SSRI's did not work ever for me, in fact maybe made me worse.
I pray for all of you out there, I know the pain that we all have gone through or going through.
I have been better to get along with --- not driving hubby crazy, and throwing fits. I wonder
if I will ever be able to function as a productive member of society. I should give myself a break
I guess but I feel as life has passed me by at 33. Mental illness affects every area of our lives.
God Bless all!!