Thanks, Serafena, I appreciate your response. I have been on the Lamictal only a little over 4 weeks (just finishing the starter pack), so I don't think I'll have a problem getting off of it. I cut back to 50mg the night I got sick, then 25 last night, and I'll do 25 for about another week, and then maybe every other day for a week, and then I should have it out of my system. I had such a severe reaction when I jumped to 100mg (shaking, chills, fever, muscle cramps, etc.) that I actually thought I had poisoned myself. I know it was the med because the next day after I backed off, I returned to some semblance of normalcy, and this "episode" came after the 1st night of 100mg. Bottom line is, my body just totally rejected this med, and made no beans about telling me........I thought I was dying.
I am of the opinion, quite frankly, that these psych meds are dangerous, and extremely unpredictable. I remain on the 10mg of Lexapro, but I am going to try and wean myself off of that also after the Lamictal leaves my system. I'd rather be depressed, etc., than be physically ill.......i.e., the "cure" is worse than the disease. I called my doctor, and left a msg that I was going off the Lamictal immediately, and why. I didn't ask her opinion. I have since read some of the Lamictal side effects (just google "Lamictal Side Effects", and there's a laundry list of them out there, some of them very scary). Well, it made me a believer!! ha ha.