Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 9/20/2007 2:12:05 AM (GMT-6)
First, I would like to welcome you to the HW forums.
I was on lamictal as a mood stabilizer/anti-depressant for over a 1 1/2 years in the past. I barely had any side effects when I was on it, but everyone is different. I don't do well on SSRIs, but lamictal really lifted my depression, it was the best I fealt in a long time.
I quit taking it because after 1 1/2 years of being on it, it quit working for my depression. That is the only downside of lamictal. The $$ of lamictal depends how much your dose is, and if you have insurance or not. I didn't have insurance, so it was very $$$$ expensive for me to get a month supply. I hope this answers some of your questions.
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 9/19/2007 8:10:22 PM (GMT-6)
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
Its well worth keeping the faith. As im sure you know, AD's take 4-6 weeks to work and you should JUST be starting to feel the effects. I would give it another 4 weeks before contacting your doctor. As I have said, I have no experience with it as an AD but my mum took it as an AED. I hope it starts to work for you.