Lamictal question from new member

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   Posted 1/12/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, I had a new member that posted this in the depression forum and I was thinking that perhaps some of the members here would be better able to answer these questions.  I am going to copy the post then paste the link into my response on the depression forum so that they will be able to get to it easily.  I hope you all can help.  Thank you!
Unknownartistx said...Hi, i am 24 was diagnosed about 4 years ago with depression and just had a couple quick questions since this seems to be an active and knowledgable community.
The pdoc has perscribed me to start taking Lamictal to help with my slight mood swings. Hass anyone ever tried it at all and what kinda side effects happened to you? (i am scared out of my mind about this med after my ill experiance with Topamax)
Ummm.. this med will be in a cocktail with 30mg of Lexapro, phentermine for the wight i gaind on Lithium (75 pounds in 6 months 4 yrs a go) and the general birth control... what are the insights and has anyone had this kinda cocktail?
Tahnk you for your answears i would really appreciate it cause everything i read so far is about60/40 ont this drug and the more i read the more paranoid i become. I havent started taking the Lamictal yet cause i would love some reall honest answears. Thank you

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   Posted 1/12/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had very weird reactions to various meds so take this for what it is worth.  The first time I tried Lamactil, I was on it for 2 weeks, 25mg for a week, then 50 for a week, trying to get to a therapeutic dose of 600 mg.  The 2 weeks I was on it I didn't get one hour of sleep and that was at very low doses.  I know others have much more positive experience with it though.
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   Posted 1/12/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I found this link which should answer some of the questions


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