Well, it's been an interesting road with this experiment.
First, I ended up in the hospital from medication toxicity. I guess the combination of the Trileptal, Lamictal and Ambien was too much. My doctor and I decided to reduce the Lamictal dose by quite a bit and cut my Ambien intake dramatically.
For me, the inability to sleep seems to have been directly related to the Lamictal dose. As I lowered the dose, I started sleeping better. I'm on 150 mg in the morning now and am sleeping like a baby with only 1/2 to 1 Ambien.
And the lower dose doesn't seem to be making me any more vulnerable to auras. I guess the Trileptal is holding me ok.
Finding the right med combination takes so much patience.
Im glad that you seem to be getting somewhere with your dose management Sugar! If you are convinced that it is the lamictal that keeps you awake, have you considered discussing with your doctor about changing it for another AED?
hi my name is michael i take the same thing.. i wake up alot at night but after about 30mins i can go back to sleep and i do that about 3 times anight
if anyone would like to talk e-mail me about talk more
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