Thank you for sharing your experience. Which brand of generic Lamotrigine do you take/ were taking, and what is/ was the manufacturer? Was it a short or long-term treatment, or still ongoing? If you stopped taking it, do you still benefit from the stabilizing effects? Did you have to tritate down gradually from 150mg to 0 in increments of 50mg?
Sorry for all the questions, and many thanks if you have the time and/or inclination to respond.
Manufacturer / Brand of Lamotrigine?
- 17 Aug 2015 by LChP
- 20 August 2015
- depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, lamotrigine, borderline personality disorder, generic, treatment, brand
Hi there! I take Teva, generic, currently at 150, and will probably stop at 150 or 200.
This short-acting has been wonderful for me. I was switched briefly (3 weeks) to the extended release version, and it was horrible. All of my symptoms came back, and I was deeply depressed and anxious. After discontinuing the extended release and moving back to the immediate release, within one week I began to feel a resolution of symptoms, and within two weeks I was back on track again. I couldn't say what manufacturer the IR was, as my doctor told me to get rid of the bottle immediately and never go near it again. I gave it to my pharmacist to destroy.
In terms of titrating, we have always moved in 50mg increments, though I believe this is rare. I started at 50, then moved to 100. 100 is where I was when we had the IR - to - XR - to - IR debacle. And now I'm at 150, with the next transition to be 200.
I have tried to find something to help me for 30 years, and this is the first thing that has worked, so I anticipate this will be a lifetime commitment, and feel no resentment about that. I feel nothing but sheer excitement that there is finally a solution.
Thank you so much Meggie!!! Your detailed response is and will be very helpful, to me and many more I am sure. I am seeing the doctor this afternoon, fingers crossed! I will be back if I manage to experience this relief too. All the best, lots of happiness!! xx
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