I've been put on lamotrigine for bipolar and my doc had my daily dose as the following: Week 1 - 25mg Week 2 - 50mg Week 3 - 100mg
I've noticed most people saying they aren't at 100mg until week 8!! I'm worried now that my dose being increased too quickly. What are the risks? Why do mosy people increase so slowly?
I'm also on bupropion 150mg. And no I haven't gotten have "the rash".
Added 8 Mar 2016:
I meant the question to read "100mg by week 3" Also I haven't noticed any negative side effects at all. I actually feel really good. I can laugh again I feel like I got my life back! I started the 100mg 4 days ago.
I was also at 100 mg by week four in my case absolutely helped. By week eight at 200mg. I have remained at 200mg for 6 months and I can tell that its helping me and I can tell when I miss a dose. I was also worried about the sudden increase but I had side affects or troubles with it.
Hi, bc! It's a fast increase but if you tolerate the drug well you should have no problems. I was on your exact schedule because of the severity of my illness and was actually taking 200mg at Week 8 with no side effects.
Weeks 1 and 2 50 mg daily Weeks 3 and 4 50 mg daily Week 5 100 mg daily Week 6 200 mg daily Week 7 200 mg daily This is the standard dosing protocol and you see 100mg at Week 5 , so you're not far off at all. Good luck and best wishes to you, Wildcat
8 May 2016
I have been told it takes at least 2 weeks for each dose to take affect. I would go slower as you might not have to take too much. Less is better I believe
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