Hello All,
I just started on Lamictal 25mg/day for bipolar disorder 2. My doctor says I should be fine with 25 maybe 50 for bipolar, but I keep reading that the maintenance dose is 200... and the titration schedule is to get there by increasing 25mg every two weeks or so until you are there. She looked at me like I had 5 heads when I brought this to her attention and said no way did I need that much and she "wasn't keen on jacking people up on meds," but I feel no relief yet (I've only been on it for 5 days, so I know its early) but I'm worried I'll be in this awful -unmedicated state for a lot longer. I've got an appointment with another psychiatrist, but anyone know
1. how long it takes to feel ANY relief? and
2. if 25 or 50 really is enough to manage pretty sever bp2?