I think it's good that you reached out for help.
I have bi-polar and take Lithium and the anti-depressant Mirtazapine.
You said you are taking Lamictal and it was increased on Monday and "last night i had my first lucid dreams."
I've also had dreams where I had issues where I settled some stressful situations.
I looked on drugs.com about Lamictal that you said was causing you vivid dreams and it said:
"Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults."
I've never taken that so I don't know anything about it. I looked up the side effects on drugs.com but I didn't see vivid dreams listed, but it did say one of the side effects could be: trouble with sleeping.
You might want to look that up for yourself and see if you can find vivid dreams as a side effect.
I looked on this same healingwell.com website, under the list of "diseases and conditions" and I found one titled "Epilepsi" since drugs.com said that medicine is used to control seizures.
One of the entries on this website, instead of under this forum of "Bipolar," is under "Epilepsi." It is now on the front page of the "Epilepsi" thread and is titled:
"Lamictal/lamotrigine nightmares." The entrant says:
"Hi, I've had epilepsy for 19 years, it came on when I was 18, I take lamictal daily. Between 400mg right upto 1,000 mg whilst pregnant. Top end and above on the chart, tried leora but side effects were horrific.
"Usually not many side effects, sometimes insomnia but the dr gives me tamazipan to take responsibily as and when needed. the odd upsetting dream here or there accept recently I've been having a lot more dreams."
She writes more which you can read on that thread mentioned above.
So another person has had vivid dreams.
The above person wrote in on 7-20-2016.
I think you should add your comments to what she said.
It will push that topic of "Lamictal/lamotrigine nightmares" up to the top of the "Epilepsi" list, and make more people aware of that important topic.
Others who had those experiences may also write in.
Please let us know how you are doing.