Lamictal question from new member

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

els
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 1/12/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
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

Elisha
Co~Mod: Depression
Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease
http://www.healingwell.com/donate


Green Lantern
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 1/12/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
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.
Bipolar Mixed


smiler
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 657
   Posted 1/12/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   

I found this link which should answer some of the questions

http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.lamotrigine.html

 


Bipolar Moderator
 
DX : Bipolar , Panic Disorder , GAD , OCD , IBS.
 
If HealingWell.com has helped you in some small or big way, please donate and enable us to continue helping others find their way to "healing well" at http://www.healingwell.com/donate/
 thank you.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 11:21 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,733,373 posts in 301,110 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151249 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, John's Mom.
261 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
ImStrongerThanPain, bluelyme, Scaredy Cat, roisin86


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer