Had to stop lithium carbonate and going on lamictal...

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cb_hopefull
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   Posted 8/18/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
 
I was on Lithium Carbonate 1800mg for over 10 Years now and it had a negative affect on my kidneys so I had to taper it.  I tapered all the way to 900 mg (50%) and my lithium level is now .5 (.65 is the lower end of the spectrum).  I am now experiencing sever mood disorder and severe anxiety, fear and panic.  Is it possible that it's because of the lithium taper?  Also, my Pdoc wants to put me on Lamictal.  Does anyone have any experience with this med?  Please help!!!
 
Thank You,
 
 
 
I gave your post a subject.  I think you will get more responses that way.  Take care...

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cb_hopefull
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   Posted 8/18/2011 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for being so helpful.  Actually I was dever diagnosed with bipolar; it's major recurrent depression.  I'm feeling quite awful and a bit .  I think I'm going to call my Pdoc to prescribe lamictal.  It the mean time I'm increasing zyprexa and hope it helps... skull

 

I had to remove one word out of your post and I am going to give your thread a title.  That way more people will notice it.  I think you got some good advice from Sue.  And do feel free to check out the bipolar forum too.  You might find it useful.  Please refer to the depression resources at the top of the page, there might be some site there or numbers that could help you at this time.  I am sorry that you are feeling so down.  Keep posting and know that we care.

Hugs, Karen

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 8/18/2011 1:35:45 PM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/18/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hoping you find some releif soon, as stated there are plenty of mood stabilisers out there.
with healing compassion, jamie
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

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