Lamictal sounds like a great medication for bipolar. I was just diagnoised 3 wks ago?I have heard so many good things about Lamictal. Did anyone try Geodon before trying Lamictal? I was so sleepy all the time with the Geodon. Does Lamictal have the same side effects?
28 Jul 2011
i've been on lamictal for a good year and on and off before that. it is an EXCELLENT med for a mood stabilizer. I have also been treated with Geodon and found it made me sleepy for the first several weeks too, however i do not have any side effects from lamictal. I do not have bipolar, but a mood disorder. 200mg 2/day is a perfect dose for mood disorders. if you don't want a high incidence of side effects, do not take seroquel, asenapine, invega, zyprexa, risperdal, haldol, compazine. hope this helps.
11 Jan 2013
How long does it ussually take for a therapuetic benefit when taking lamictal. I took it years ago but can't remember why i stopped. I am considering taking it again because i dont tolerate the atypical antipsychotic meds very well.
I was taking Saphris five mg at night and it seemed to leave me feeling better the next day once it wears off. I would then take adderall, ( a low dose) and i was doing really well on that combo but like i said, was having a hard time tolerating Saphris initially.
I have also pursued the natural course. In taking apple cider vinegar, omega three six nine and amino acids and vitamins... I almost feel like I am right on the cusp of going med free. That should be the goal right? take them for a period of time and then stop. All things are possible with God.
5 Sep 2013
I took Geodon for years. not sure how many because I was in such a zombie state I was asleep most of my days and nights. but I was being overdosed according to a separate psychiatrist. as far as lamictal it has worked better than anything else I have been on in the 6 years since being diagnosed. as any med. you could have side effects, I experienced some drowsiness for a short time, but once it wore off there were significant changes in mood. my aggression decreased significantly, I was more stable not just high where I would burn out at the end of the day. it's not perfect but it is a great help in this war to feel okay. hope this helps!
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