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Re: lamactil for atypical bipolar disorder?

Posted by Donald F on January 26, 2000, at 15:45:11

In reply to Re: lamactil for atypical bipolar disorder?, posted by Chris A. on August 7, 1999, at 1:28:37

> 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.

My doc started me on Lamactil about 6 weeks ago for bipolar disorder. As described I started with a very low dose and titrated my way up to my present dose of 4 tabs.

I have a type of bipolar disorder which is very long term. The intervals can take several months and primarily result in deep depression.

I am taking Lamactil in addition to Lithium and I do believe it has had a stabalizing effect on me. Time will tell.




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