I’ve been having some intrusive thoughts over the past few weeks, I’ve never?experienced anything like this. At one point, I found myself curled up in my bed and all I could think about were the horrible things I saw when I worked as a Police Officer. Before anyone comments, no I’m not an officer anymore. So, I finally decided to call my psychiatrist. He advised I needed to up my dosage of lamictal by adding another half of a pill, this is 100mg each full pill. He then advised me to begin taking my Wellbutrin at the rate of three 100mg, three times a day, morning, after lunch, and then before bed. This totals 900mg a day in total. He said to do this until I can get into his office next week on Friday (7 days). I keep reading that for this dosage, I should call poison control or go to the hospital? Why would any doctor prescribe this knowing the risks? The only thing I can think of is that the lamictal is used to treat seizure disorders, so maybe he thought it would offset somehow? I should mention that I had gastric bypass surgery in 2009, so I have difficulty with absorption. Not sure if this makes a difference or not
The literature advises a maximum target dose of 300mg taken once daily in the morning. I'd verify with your dotor that 900mg in divided doses is truly what he intended to tell you. Do you have a prescription bottle with a sig from a pharmacy because you could also talk to the pharmacist of record.
Meanwhile, since doses above 300mg have not been tested I'd stick with 300mg until you know for sure what this doctor prescribed.
Best regards, Wildcat
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