Hi, I am 47 and I have suffered from depression as long as I can remember. I have been on so many medications for depression, I lost count. The best one for me has been Cipralex, but I would still experience major episodes several times a year. I was desperate this past January and ready to give up hope. Not give up as in harm myself but I just couldn't shake the blues for the entire month. I mentioned it to my doctor and she prescribed Lamotrigine (2x25mg) per day. I felt better immediately... like the next day. Has anyone else experienced instant relief or is it just a fluke.

I wonder if I was bipolar all along but wasn't able to articulate it for a proper diagnosis. I am one month depression free :)))