Posted by colin wallace on September 19, 2002, at 13:32:03
In reply to Re: Lamictal Trial » colin wallace, posted by johnj on September 19, 2002, at 11:27:11
Hey there John,
Thought you'd been lost somewhere on that Thai/Burma rail project you were reconstructing in the jungles of your back garden...
To be honest, I'd had a pretty hellish time of it until recently (again!)
It's taken me ages to even half recover from the 'mixed episode' zoloft (and huge stress) pushed me into.My depression slammed in really badly, and a mere 200mg of slow-release lithium saw me waking up in the mornings with suicidal thoughts.Things had slipped way too far , too quickly for my liking, so I reached for the emergency-pack of Lamictal I'd bought over the net some time back (my disinterested, yawning UK psych. wouldn't allow it, and didn't want to see me for six month's- I'd have probably done myself in by then!)
Basically, I have to split a 25mg pill in half, and it's a med. unlike any other I've tried.
AD's feel quite coarse by comparison, and I feel so much better in a very short space of time- 3 1/2 weeks, and it ain't fading at all.
Went out for a meal and a drink last night, and cycled 20 miles or so off road today, both of which would have been way beyond me a month ago.
(booze with lamictal gave me legs like a new-born calf though-gonna avoid that for a while).
Have also been referred to a neuro., as my unusual med sensitivity and adverse reactions to all meds (except my secret Lamictal)have perplexed my GP.She is also perplexed at my dramatic improval of late..
When I see the neuro, guess It'll be time to come clean about the lamactil too...!!
All the best,