I'm a 19 year old female diagnosed with Bipolar II, and I just started taking Lamictal 11 days ago on 25 mg a day. I bump my dose up to 50 mg tomorrow. While it's definitely taken the edge off of my depression, I have not felt the need to sleep or eat for the last couple of days (I have been, but only by making myself). I have an uncomfortable amount of energy, like my skin is shaking, sometimes I'm hyper-focused, and others I can't concentrate on any one thing.
I used to be a very productive, high-energy student and didn't need a lot of sleep before my bipolar symptoms set it, so I can't tell if I'm just not used to this, or if it really is mania.
Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced anything like this when starting Lamictal?
Thank you!