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?
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 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.
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