Is Lamictal a long term mood stabilizer for anxiety and depression?
- 20 Oct 2013 by summer1311
- lamictal, m o s, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety
I have anxiety which has lead to depression. I have not started taking Lamictal and I'm doing my research. I want to know if it is something that helps to stabilize moods only when you are taking the prescription or if you can take it for a short time and then once you feel better stop taking it and feel happy and normal.
20 Oct 2013
It isn't a cure. If you stop taking it, you may return to the same problem you had before you took it. Its a common mistake to take this or antidepressants, and then stop because you feel good, not realizing the pill is why you feel good.
20 Oct 2013
I have anxiety and depression and for three LONG years have been looking for the right meds. Effexor XR has helped, however, Lamictal has brought my life back. I don't plan to stop taking it, I like feeling normal. Why would you want to stop it if it is working?
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