I'm sorry to hear you're having such a sad time right now, they stink. I wish we had a magic wand. As to the Lamictal, I like it a lot. I've been taking Lamictal for years, not just for depression, but as a mood stabilizer. But it has anti-depressant qualities. It does take weeks to kick in, so hold on as best you can, but it really helped me. It's good you're seeing your counselor, but keep in constant contact with your doc and your counselor right now -- that's what you pay them for. If it gets unbearable, give one of them a call.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare