Stopping Lamictal, or any of the meds we take can have disasterous results. usually depression is the effect. Cant you get in to see a pdoc? Everybody is right, a doc WILL be covering for your old docs patients, call and explain the situation. It's just a question, for petes sake, but I recommend you do it today, before the depression gets worse.
I am curious, how did you get diagnosed BP1? There isn't a BP1 alive who does fine without meds! Are you still on Zyprexa? That won't help depression. Without an episode of mania WITH psychosis (hearing voices, seeing things, smelling things not there, hearing people call your name that arent there often, thinking you have special powers no one else has, that you know things about the world no one else knows, that you are superman or the president, etc.) these are hallucinations, (most people think hallucinations are just seeing things, but there are many forms.) That is the difference between I and II, not just being depressed more often than manic unlike popular belief.
Here is a screening test for BP, of course not to take the place of a competent psychiatrist, but every question is very pertinent. also, my next post will be another link to the detailed symptoms of mania/hypomania and the last paragraph will explain how many of the symptoms are necessary in my next post.
Variety is the spice of life, BP is the key
Post Edited (psychnurse) : 10/20/2005 4:48:56 AM (GMT-6)