I am on lamictal for bipolar and I have been taking it for about 8 weeks now. Pdoc gradually increased it over time. Currently at 150mg. I think he will take me up to 300. I believe I started feeling it at about 75 mg after about 3 weeks. He kicked me up to 100 mg at about 5 wks in and I really felt great for about a week then it seemed to wear off. I had him kick me up to 150 mg about 3 wks ago and am back to feeling darn good. I can only give you rough estimates on the time frames (you'll notice that it doesn't quite add up). Good luck-I hope it works out for you as it has for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Two to four weeks. You should be tapered onto it to avoid major side effects.
I'm taking Lamictal for anxiety and depression, just really helps with your mood. Started out slow and it made me sleepy. Stopped at 200 but still
didn't feel great. Psych wanted to put me up to 300 but I tried 250 and it
is working great. Like everything else it takes time. You just have to find the correct does for you.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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