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Re: lamactil for atypical bipolar disorder?

Posted by Chris A. on August 7, 1999, at 1:28:37

In reply to lamactil for atypical bipolar disorder?, posted by Landon Winstead on August 6, 1999, at 21:02:01

Promising evidence is coming in on Lamictal (check medline for lamotrigene). In my bipolar mind it would be the next mood stabilzer of choice (YMMV). If your doc is recommending it he must think like I do. It purportedly has some antidepressant effect, which is encouraging. I've taken it for most of the past two and one-half years with no discernable side effects. The big-bad-rare rash scares a lot of people off. I understand the risk is lessened by starting at a very low dose and titrating up very slowly. Good Luck.

Chris A.




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