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... What symptoms did she have in the begining and how long before they subsided? ... (8 replies)
... todreamsinneon Thanks for your feed back. I was on 100 mgs of Lamictal and my heart was racing and I could hear my heart beats in my ear - so was taken down to 50. My next appt wasn't until 3/10 but called pdoc today and she is getting me in tomorrow at 6:30 PM. I have been very agitated and anxious for past seven days (last saw doc 2/2). Seroquel does help me sleep but... (4 replies)
... board, the more I sense that mental health issues are handled differently in the UK. So, as I was saying, tegretol is not usually the drug of choice as it only works for some people. You need to increase it somewhat slowly or it can cause digestive issues and some people get nauseous from it. ... (16 replies)

... As for your question about how long it takes to become stable, it varies from person to person. What complicates this is the fact that meds work differently for everyone. ... (4 replies)
Feb 20, 2007
... Probably the worst thing one can say about Lamictal is that it has to be introduced very slowly into the patient's body. ... (10 replies)
... I don't know whether it really helps the depression or not. The one before that was Topamax, and it did NOT help. ... (5 replies)
... utrin. They compliment each other. I really feel bad you got a bad side effect from the lamictal! If the nausea persists or you get any more side effects, maybe lamictal is not for you. Depacote is also a good stabalizer. I have had, at different times, both but had no side effects. ... (18 replies)
... d was very good at covering, as I was to find out much later. His sophomore year in high school I discovered that he had cut himself. I had never heard of this before and I reacted badly...something like "What are you doing? ... (6 replies)
... awareness and understanding of who you are, and how you got to the point where you now find yourself. This in and of itself is quite unusual! ... (1 replies)
... hadn't heard weight gain was a side effect and it was put on before he realized what was happening! ... (19 replies)
... Sounds great Debz... good to hear it worked for you but what I want to know is how long did it take before the Lamictal kicked in and you started to feel better? ... (12 replies)
... I'm only on 100mg of Lamictal and didn't know they had higher doses of it. Maybe I need mine upped because lately it hasn't felt like it works. ... (7 replies)
Aug 7, 2005
... I was first diagnosed with depression about 7 years ago and was treated for that long before the bipolar came out. That was only diagnosed about 2 years ago. I had symptoms long before that of course. I can relate things back to about the age of 17. ... (10 replies)
... lithium, Lamictal and tegretol. This is the combination that works for him with the fewest side effects. I can remember a time before he was properly medicated, that he could not read or even watch a movie or long TV program. ... (3 replies)
... I hope the 17th works out for me too., I am on such low dose 500 mg depakot. .5 mg Klonapin and that is nothing as I was on respectively, 1500 and 2 mg, and needed more....! ... (1098 replies)
... error with meds and treatment and instead having a specific treatment plan that works best with what is demonstrated on testing as well as imaging. ... (48 replies)
... I am going bonkers this summer with new symptoms I've never had before and i"m wondering if others who are taking this drug are also having problems? ... (6 replies)
... as much as I can. I am going to call my son in a minute to ask him about the med that would be like pot...he knows more than most pharmacists about the meds and how they work. ... (40 replies)
... doses. I literally crush up a 25mg pill and take crumbs at night because even one 25mg pill would knock me out cold for about 16 hours. After titrating up on the Lamictal over 5 weeks and eventually up to 200mg, the change in me was remarkable. ... (8 replies)
... Lithium has long been used as a first line treatment for acute mania in people with bipolar disorder. ... (3 replies)

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