Hello. My name is Kris and I'm a new member! I started my first dose of 25 mg on sat. June 25. The first couple days, I felt much happier and a ver y reduced anger level, but today, it seems like today it's been working "off and on". My anger seems as if it's returning after a few doses. Please help.
Only time can tell Kris. My first week felt good. I actually stopped crying! By tthe time I was up to 75 mg I wanted to scream at anyone and everyone. I tried if for 4 months up to 200mg before my Dr let me wean off it. I know only 2 people it has helped. and several it hasn't. I'm now on wellbutrin and abilify (400mg and 10mg) I gave my self a time limit of 2 years to get my depression in some managable state before I would commit suicide. After 11 months of trying different combinations of meds I can atleast say that suicide is on the back burner. Don't give up too soon Kris. Let me know how it goes cuz lamictal was my first med but not my last. I do understand
Hi, usually any medications started to relieve the symptoms of bipolar and depression can take up to 4 weeks to work at full effect. Saying this though, this drug is primarily an anti-epileptic medication so may work slightly differently. It isn't unusual for your dr to adjust your dose when first starting the treatment, sometimes you will have a review after taking lamictal for 2 weeks. Have you been ask to attend a review? Try to ride it out, the chances are you will feel better but i may take a little time.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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