And am currently on Latuda , Effexor and Ativan . It was helping for a short time but I seem to be regressing . Would a mood stabilizer like Lamictal be better . Most of the reviews for Lamictal are for bipolar or seizure disorder .
Does anyone take Lamictal and does not have bipolar? I have been diagnosed with MDD and anxiety?
- 10 Jan 2019 by Hysterical
- 18 January 2019 (9 weeks ago)
- ativan, effexor, lamictal, bipolar disorder, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, latuda, diagnosis
Hi there! I’m on Lamictal specifically for anxiety. I’ve only been on 25 mg for a week, but I already feel like it’s working! I started out on Effexor and that wasn’t helping, so was weened off of that and put on Lexapro 10mg, then went to 20mg, but it wasn’t helping ... I’m still on the Lexapro. I was leery of going on a mood stabilizer at first, I think just because it was the unknown (to me), but I’m pleased with it so far. The potential physical side effects are a little daunting, but they are rare ... I definitely think it’s worth discussing with your doctor! Good luck!
Hello, Hysterical! Lamictal is being clinically studied and prescribed for depression/anxiety more and more frequently:
"Lamotrigine is unique among mood stabilizers in that it is more effective for the depressed mood . If lamotrigine works, it should produce a sense of well-being by relieving symptoms of depression and sometimes anxiety."
Best regards and good luck to you. Wild Cat
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