Hi, I have stopped taking my Lamictal (200mg/d) over a 4 week period. I have been off it for 2 weeks, but still seem to have ongoing (and worsening) side effects - confusion, light and sound sensitivity, tiredness, anger... Has anyone got any advice as to experiencing this and how much longer it might go? I am thinking of going back on a really low dose to see if these effects stop! I was given Lamictal for BP II, but seems to make little difference, so I want to get off these drugs and the merry go round of psychiatric drugs (paxil, pristiq... ) that don't seem to help. TIA
3 Aug 2012
Does the doc know you weaned off of it? I was on it and didn't experience that when I weaned off it. Maybe you should have weaned off of it slower. I would talk to the doc about it. You can't just not take anything for the bp. It takes time to find the right thing to help you. Be patient and work with your doctor.
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