Hi, in the majority of cases, patients that have been prescribed as Bipolar are put on a treatment plan. Usually including medication/s and therapy - such as seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist weekly. Some forms of Bipolar are more severe/more unstable than others, so the treatment will vary. When were you diagnosed?
It is also used for treatment-resistant depression and borderline personality disorder, among others. By the way, for some people it works like a charm - and to my knowledge it has no serious short term or long term side effects (once you survive the first 8 weeks of course). If you do take it, stick to the dose titration plan given by your doctor and never go faster.
Lmictal is used for bipolar , epilectics, & as an anticonvulsant medication. It is used for a variety of diagnosis. I think you should ask your doctor about what he thinks your dagnoses is. If he thinks you are bipolar, there is not stigma attached to this. It is a disease as any other. Give the lamictal time to see if it helps you. The name of what you have is not important as getting to feel better. If you are truly concerned about this a quick call to his office would confirm what he feels you may have. I am sure after the amount of visits you have had with him, he is only doing his best to treat you in a proper manner. Best wishes to you...
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