Posted by Ruth on January 10, 2000, at 20:35:51
In reply to Lamictal for depression?, posted by Peter on January 7, 2000, at 13:10:11
I've been taking lamictal for a unipolar depression for the past two years at dossages up to 500. I became toxic at that dossage and started to have double vision so we dropped the dose back to 300. Other than that I've had no problems with side effects.
Has it been effective? When I first began taking it it seemed to have a significant impact on the intensity of the hopeless feelings. That is less true now so it is unclear whether that is related to its losing effectiveness or a change in my reaction to other meds.
I feel for you and the long combo of meds you've tried. I have had a similarly frustrating time. I've been taking lamictal, respirdal and celexa and up until recently that combo seemed to work for about a year. Most recently I added aricept to try to impact the concentration and memory problems I've had, but it is too soon to tell what that will do.
Good luck and keep us posted.
> I would like to hear of anyone who has used Lamictal for depression. Effctiveness? Side effects? Dosage? I'm considering this as my last resort. Thanks!