User Reviews for Lamotrigine
Also known as: Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR
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Reviews for Lamotrigine to treat Depression
Review by notfine:
I've been taking Lamotrigine for a few years. When I first started it, I was amazed. They gave it to me as a mood stabilizer. It helped tremendously. And still does. I've been afraid they'd try to change it. That was one of my first medicines for severe depression. It doesn't make you a zombie at all. I do struggle with the making you tired or sleepy side effect. But everything makes me tired and sleepy. I have a couple other meds and they all make you sleepy. I had no other side effects. I would highly recommend trying this medication if it's offered or suggested. Give it a couple months if you're not sure if it's working. Especially if you're trying it along with other newer medications.
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October 1, 2014 12:14 AM
Review by Mysfyt (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Tried everything from Depakote to Lithium and every antidepressant with them. Finally paired Lamictal (Lamotrigine) with Lexapro (Escitalopram,) and hit the jackpot! I'm Unipolar (severe depressive,) and the 300mg ER Lamotrigine with 20mg Lexapro has kept me totally mood-balanced and low-anxiety. After 20 years of different meds, I finally feel like myself.
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September 30, 2014 7:49 PM
Review by Abesjk77 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Really helps out, puts you in a Normal mood and keeps you steady. No side effects . Does a great job
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February 2, 2014 10:44 PM
Review by ShortBus163:
Best depression relief. Tried many others and many cocktails. This is by far the best. Side effects are livable.
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December 4, 2013 10:05 PM
Review by mika10684 (taken for 1 to 2 years):
If you suffer from depression this might be a medicine to take. It very helpful in controlling your symptoms. I've had depression symptoms for a while but never did a thing about it. I finally did through my primary doctor refer pain management & they refer me 2 see a psychologist.
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September 9, 2013 6:00 PM
Review by jsecrest (taken for less than 1 month):
I really like it. I never had bipolar disorder, which I know that's what lamotrigine is primarily for, but it really helped me with depression and there were no side effects at all. It's helped me relax and enjoy life more. I'd highly recommend it.
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April 11, 2013 1:47 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):
This has been my savior, no longer flying off the handle at people, and my children not being afraid of me. I take this for several things migriane, anxiety, depression. I use this along with Zoloft, and amitriptyline for sleep.
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December 8, 2012 8:36 PM
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