... little sister has BPD and schizophrenia and I have seen what wonders medicine can do. I have suffered for over 10 years undiagnosed while taking care of my sister, but have finally decided to take action against this. I am still very anxious about starting this. I know everything reacts to everyone differently, but any advice, recommendations, or maybe expectations would be more than helpful. Thank yall so much
Bipolar Disorder - Hello, I was just prescribed lamictal for BPD and depression... I'm 27 and my?
- 16 Feb 2015 by Abraig25
- 18 Feb 2015
- lamictal, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, medicine, prescription, disorder
Added 16 Feb 2015:
Sorry for the confusion, was assuming BPD was for bipolar disorder and not bordering personality disorder.
Lamictal is a very good medication especially for what you present. It is difficult to come to terms with having mental health isssues, but worth the effort when it brings relief. You deserve to have your needs met, also. I expect you will have a good prognosis with Lamictal. Work with your doc closely and I, also, recommend talk therapy. You have your hands full, wouldn't hurt.
Expect the initial response to be "I feel worse, not better." This will pass, resist stopping or messing with the dosage. Need 2-3 weeks for initial settling in, for some it's 4-6. Best not to adjust the dosage until you are very settled in with the initial dose, and not before 3-weeks pass. Keep me posted on your progress.
I LOVE lamictal. I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for several years. All the meds they had me on made me very sleepy or made me feel like I was under the influence. I hated that. Lamictal takes about a month to start working and it may take a couple months to get to the correct dosage, but the wait is absolutely worth it. Symptom relief without feeling "drugged". Good luck!
I have been on 400mg of lamictal, and it has done wonders for me, along with other meds. ( which I like to call a cocktail)
You've just been diagnosed, therefore, give it time, as was stated. You might also need other meds to work along with the lamictal. (which I like to call a cocktail), fear not if you need adj./addition to the med.
I'm assuming you read up the med, which has gotten you anxious. Try not to worry too much, if you do experience severe side effects inform your pdoc.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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