I have been given a working diagnosis of bipolar 2 rapid cycling. My current meds are sertraline 100mg per day and 1 week into lamotrigine 25mg per day. I feel overwhelmed and quite emotional... has anyone else had this?
Hi, Bear! You may be experiencing a common side effect of Lamictal that generally resolves after a week or two of treatment:
Common (1% to 10%): Depression, anxiety, irritability, disturbance of concentration, emotional lability, abnormal thinking, nervousness"
You should let your doctor know, but it may just be a matter of giving it little more time.
Also, be aware that antidepressants such as sertraline (Zoloft) can provoke manic/hypomanic episodes in some Bipolar users.
Best regards, Wildcat
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