I'm in the process of titrating my lamictal dose up from 25mg to 100mg. I was at 50mg for 2 wks and and this week going up to 75mg. I have not felt well at all so far, just very depressed. Depressed is usually my predominant state, however it's really pretty bad and I keep waiting for a sign that this med is going to help. Has anyone here had this experience while starting lamictal? How long before improvement is noticed?
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I agree with the others. I take 100 mg twice a day (the time released is better but my insurance doesn't cover it, so splitting the dose works). When I upped to twice a day it was a while when all of a sudden I realized I was feeling "normal"/great! However, I have issues with mania more than depression. It's a great drug with few side effects so be patient and I hope it works for you! In the meantime, I found an amazing meditation app that is 5-10 minutes every day that I am absolutely loving. I don't know if you can mention names here but it is called Balance. You can use it for free unless you want more than the free version. Hope this helps.
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