If you're already severely depressed when the Dr. gives it to you? In other words, Is Lamictal a good medicine for depression? I'm now thinking NO; Started taking 10-22-13 (17) days ago, Did NOT take it today, and last week started get very down again, not wanting to get up to do anything, bones and body hurt, with severe headaches everyday! Please help!!! He also added Abilify 5mg that same day, which I believe made the 24/7 crying stop, Thank God! Even if these medicines have ruined my memory (I have to write everything down, time and date everyday; Before I had a perfect memory; My Cognitive Function is shot! I can't even leave the house! Medical reports stated these medications have affected our Prefrontal Cortex! Sorry but anything is better than crying 24/7 for no reason, and severe depression + Racing Thoughts, or anger in a split second wanting to hurt others when they snap on you for no reason. How do you all handle it??? Please help!!
Lamictal is not an antidepressant. It will help mood if you are taking an antidepressant. You can't be skipping it, its a drug that you have to taper off of. It shouldn't make you depressed. Are you taking an antidepressant?
I am taking Lamictal and have felt better than I have in years. I started out taking 100 and have increased to 250 to level off my moods. I also
take 37.5 of Effexor. Ability was a VERY BAD experience for me. It
caused tardive disconesia and that is a terrible experience. Keep in
mind nothing works quickly. It take time to get these meds in your system, 4-6 weeks at least. You giving up too fast. I know it is frustrating, yes I cried, yes I didn't want to get out of bed. You have to make yourself do things.
See a counselor. Make yourself walk. Watch funny TV. We've been where you are. My prayers and with you
I take lamictal and celexa for bipolar disorder. The celexa is for depression (antidepressant) and the lamictal (mood stabilizer) to control the mania that can become worse with an antidepressant. If I could only take one of these I would choose to take the lamictal. Yes it can be used to treat depression especially when taken with an antidepressant.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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