i randomly had a panic attack at work about a month ago and have not felt right since. i have been on 150 Lamictal for 8 years and it has worked fairly well. i went to my pcp after about 2 weeks and she upped me to 200 and said if i am not feeling better go to 300. im on day 3 of 300 and am just wondering how long it took anyone else to feel themselves 100%. I have an appointment with a specialist Friday. hoping something will work or maybe she will change me to another med. I usually go out with friends on weekends but have decided not to drink until i feel 100% again. Just random thoughts and randomly think about the past things that triggers this anxiety: (going to the gym and staying busy helps. thank you guys for listening:)
Stephlee; Yes the way you are doing it is very normal. What you should do is it takes a while to notice the benefits of the medications so wait until you see the other doctor or at least friday before you raise it the other 100mg. You want to make sure you give it time to work. Best of luck and try not to focus on the triggers of what sets off the panic attacks try to keep them behind you. And do some deep breathing in and out slowly.
I've been taking 600 milligrams of Lamictal daily for about 20 years now. for maybe a year I felt overtired. But since then, I've been living normally, able to hold a full time job as a clerk in a State job for 28 years and, with Topamax and Keppra, the seizures have gone from 80-85 a year back in the 60's down to 10-15 now. Just give it time. It all depends on a person's metabolism. I learned not to let stress or anything work your nerves up. It's very true about the drinking. Mixing alcohol is very bad with the sedatives. I tried a SAMPLE of wine once and it gave me 5 seizures! So I haven't had any since then. Best of luck to you I hope this information helps you.
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