I was prescribed Lamictal by my PCP for generalized anxiety after having bad side effects with SSRIs, tricyclics, quetiapine, vistaril, and seroquel. I used BuSpar also, which didn't work for me. I did use Oleptro which worked VERY well, but insurance won't approve. I have been using clonazepam for 6 years and it's not working as well as it once did, which is expected. I am worried about another drug with bad side effects that I cannot tolerate. Has anyone had similar problems? Has Lamictal offered you less side effects than other medications? And helped with anxiety?
Like you I have been on most the antidepressants with bad side effects.
I am not on a high dose of lamictal but it has helped the dark depression. It has not helped the anxiety. It has a low side effects profile. The side effects I get are anxiety, blurry vision, forget words and off balance.
It has helped some with anxiety. You will not know until you try it.
Hope you find your answers soon.
I have been on Lamictal (lamotrigine) since it came out. I was having a really hard time with anxiety and depression back in September, and my Doctor put me on Abilify. It was a nightmare. It made me worse. After going off it, he raised my Lamictal from 150 mgs. twice a day to 200 mgs. twice a day. It took 5 weeks, but it did work and my depression and anxiety is now under control. I hope something helps you soon.
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