I have been on Lamictal for 2 years. It seems like it took a couple of weeks for me to really start feeling better. You know you start out on a very low dose to avoid the rash so it takes time just to work your way up to a therapeutic dose. I have several friends who take Lamictal and we all love it. I think if it is the right med for you then you will really like it, too. Best of luck and take care.