Posted by JohnX2 on March 27, 2002, at 5:12:59
In reply to Do Lamictal Provigil counteract each other?, posted by 3 Beer Effect on March 27, 2002, at 4:19:55
When the provigil doesn't work, what does it do?
What it does for me is, it kicks in , gives me a buzz for about 1-2 hrs with increased focus. This poops out (the buzz part) and gives me an enormous headache.
Does the Lamictal make you feel a bit stuporous/confused/dizzy?
(Indicator of hypoglutamatergic activity).
Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope it can shed some light on my own. I feel i may have some ADD symptom, but don't know how to treat it.
BTW, I think this whole poop-out thing is a big scam. It could be solved if there was financial interest. But there isn't who has money to be made by addressing this issue? The doctor's make money swizzling the medications. The pharmaceutical makers make money raising the doses. Its all bullshit. I also think TD can be prevented by neuroprotective meds, but who in their right mind would want to fund or even admit that the problem exists? Sorry I rant...
> I know they are not sure exactly how Provigil works but it appears it may work by increasing glutamate & decreasing GABA
> I think Lamictal decreases glutamate.
> So wouldn't they counteract each other?
> I started this regimen 2 months ago:
> Lamictal 100 mg/day
> Provigil 200 mg/day
> Klonopin 4 mg/day.
> The Provigil worked great for a month but then gradually lost duration of action until now where it does absolutely nothing. I wonder if it is because Lamictal takes about a month to work & once it started working it negated the action of the Provigil?