I have been using Gabapentin and Lamictal for about six years to manage my Bi-Polar type 1 disorder and it works better than any meds or combination of meds I have used in 20 years. It is the longest period of time I have been stable and not had to be hospitalized. Is anyone else using these meds to treat Bi-Polar Disorder?
Hey Dan, Late for this answer, but if they are working why rock the boat.
I've taken LAMICTAL for about 6 yrs. It took place of my Lithium. It was the best med that ever worked for 23 yrs. Lithium had really bad side effects. I don't know about the other one. I take 400 mgs. 200 at bed and 200 in the morning. I also take imipramine, klonpin and adderall. This is the most stable I have been in many years. I'm glad it works for you ! Hope all stays well. Stacey
I have bipolar and have been on Lamictal for almost 2 years now. Today, my primary dr. Put me on gabapentin for nerve pain. I am interested to see what my psychiatrist will say when I see him next. Was a little nervous about trying a new med because in the past my doctors have not spoken to each other and put me on meds that didn't go well together. I am glad I found someone else on this combo... even if for different reasons.
hey guys, i just started the gabpenton tonight. i also take lamictal. i was on 150 for a long while but started randomly having panic attacks and anxiet again so they upped me last week to 300. i hope tje ganpentin (sp?) gets me back to my nornal self. im an happy to hear all tje good reviews on this page. thanks everyone!
I am also on gabapentin and lamictal and they have worked very well for me. I have been using lamictal for 15 years and gabapentin for 9 (I think). I take additional gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy so my dosage is quite high for that medication.
I was first diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder and Anxiety Disorder in 1995 while in the military. I was medically discharged in 2001 for these two. The VA diagnosed me with Bi-Polar II. I was not happy about the diagnoses because of the stigma that comes with "Bi-Polar"! (I wish people would educate themselves on mental health!!) They have had me on a bunch of different med combos which is very frustrating! I have been taking (off and on) Zoloft 50 mg for depression since my first diagnoses in '95. A few months ago, my doctor added Gabapentin, once a day, for hot flashes. The Gabapentin works very well for the flashes! Then this week, my psychiatrist added Lamictal because mind was either having rolling thoughts, fogginess and/or blankness most of all the time. I'm starting to feel pretty good after 5 days on the 3 pill combo! My mind seems to be functioning better! I am glad to see others on the combo as well! :)
I have been on Lamictal and Gabapentin for a long time now. Together with bupropion (antidepressant) it is probably the best I have ever felt. Lamictal replaced Lithium and I was given the Gabapentin for chronic pain. I found Venlefaxine a good antidepressant but had to come off for medical reasons. Bupropion, mainly used in America, is excellent. No side effects and no weight gain.
Yes I take both plus trazodone to sleep.
Our young adult child just added gabapentin to the lamictal and sertraline she wasn't taking regularly anyway. She just was hospitalized by choice, and had a really positive experience. It looks like there is great follow-up care and she now feels hopeful. I am a believer in trying whatever meds necessary, because when they work, like sertraline for my anxiety depression, it can really stave off those awful symptoms.
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