I am currently at 50 mg (the second week of 50 mg in the starter pack) and I haven't felt any mood stabilizing effects of this medication, at what dosage did others with bipolar begin to feel the mood stabilizing effects of this medication? Any advice would be so helpful and appreciated! I am going bonkers waiting for this to kick in.
I started at 400 mg and I'm still on 400. It's been 7 yrs ago since I started taking it. Maybe you need a higher dose. Talk to your doc. I called my pharmacist the other day and wanted to know if one of the side effects was tremors, and I told him that I read over and over again on line that it did. He told me to call my doc. He said not to go on line anymore because the info wasn't accurate. Real helpful, huh? I may be sensitive to it because I noticed a difference the day after I took my first doses. I felt more balanced physically and emotionally. I do listen to my body talk. I wonder if you would benefit by adding something like klonopin or xanax until you get over the bonkers. You would mellow out. I have to say that I'm not a doc. Call your doc and ask him/her about lamictal not working after 4 weeks and see what they have to say. I'd be interested to know myself. You have to take care of your bonkers. Good question.
L, Anna aka: pickles503
Well, I want to say thanks for the info! My late husband took Lamictal and just started and stayed at 50 mgs but they used it to control his seizers. We couldn't have been happier with this drug! He was on it for about 5 yrs and he did have mini baby seizers but he didn't have anymore bad seizers for the 5+yrs he was on it! I just wanna say, if it worked that good for seizers im sure it will work well for you when you do reach the level you need to be at. Feel better! Nanimal
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