Hi I am having yet another bad time. Thursday I increased my Lamictal. How long before I know if this is going to work. I'm so depressed and anxious and so alone
Hi Kitty. Just hang in there. Things are gradual when waiting for improvement. They go faster when getting out into the world. When was the last time you sat and talked with a friend? Or go to a Mall and walk around looking at things? Time to break your pattern. Medications won't get you better without the work to get out and get involved with life. Are you doing this? Medications take time for the body to adjust to them. Keep at it and there will be a solution for you. Wishing you strength and happiness wherever it is found. Karen
Everyone's answers are right on. Not a good idea to get over stimulated socially until you can get the anxiety to calm down a bit. From what I have read Lamictal is an off label anitdepressant. Mostly used for Bi Polar 1 & 2 or Bi Polar 1 maintenance and treatment resistant depression. It's dosage is a bit complex so check with your doc. If you think it is the med for you stay with you may have to hang with it for 2-4 weeks for it to kick in. I read you are already taking xanax to help you through the transition period. My hope is that when it does kick in you can taper off the xanax which has dependency and or addictive tendencies.
Be sure to contact friends, family or your doc if your depression get worst.
Best wishes that you soon feel better!
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