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Re: Lamictal and poop out

Posted by Emme on June 17, 2002, at 14:03:51

In reply to Lamictal and poop out, posted by Denise528 on June 14, 2002, at 10:44:40

Hi All. My 2 cents, for good or ill, on poop-out. I have personally experienced repeated med poop-outs after *months* of good effect from AD's. So I know poop-out exists. And I have seen the messages complaining about some Lamictal poop-out.

But in the universe of drug poop-out.... I wouldn't even blink about ups and downs that last on the order of hours or days when you're trying to evaluate effectiveness of certain drugs. Not that I mean that moods going up and down are pleasant. But no sense in worrying about poop-out when you haven't been on a drug long enough (or necessarily even high enough) to even see how well it works. My pdoc had noted that it might take a few weeks for me to really stabilize at a particular dose of Lamictal (I was at 100 mg when she said this). Even at the dose where I first really felt some effect (62.5 mg), it took at least a few days, maybe a week, for it to start to manifest itself. So...just titrate slowly and carefully and let yourself "cook" a bit to see where you hit a good place, and don't worry about it being poop-out till you've had a sustained response for a while and *then* it goes kaput.





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