I took lamictal for bipolar. It's not too bad of a med. I don't even recall having any side effects from the drug. I can't take an antidepressant so I was prescribed lamictal. it worked pretty good for my depression. The only think you have to watch with this med is if you develop a rash they why the prescribe it slowly and go up in the dose slowly.
I'm not sure if it made me tired or not because of all the other meds I take but I switched all my meds to bed time because they just made me too tired to take during the day.
Hope this helps some. if you have any other question please ask away.
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