Posted by Peter S. on September 21, 2002, at 16:12:13
In reply to Re: Lamictal Trial, posted by jrbecker on September 20, 2002, at 15:54:52
It sounds like your experience of Lamictal is very similar to mine. It worked almost immediately and then the effect gradually wore off. I'm up to 600mg plus 600mg Neurontin and it's working but not completely consistently. I'm also taking 10mg of Prozac which seems to provide a boost. I may try to play around with the Prozac and see what happens.
I would love to hear your experiences and how it goes for you. My depression also seems to be of the atypical variety with some bipolar III? features.
> Been about a week now since I started and tomorrow I'm going to go up to 50 mg once daily in the morning. All of my side effects have finally diminished, but so has the efficacy as well. Think it just takes some time to really push up the dosage, especially for anyone that is really sensitive to meds.
> For myself, I know this is because I have a dx of atypical depression, that is associated with hypoactivity of the HPA axis, and thus, poor functioning of the stress hormones -- which makes one really reponsive to low doses of any med.
> At this rate I shouldn't be complaining though, since unlike a lot of other people, I'm feeling a benefit right away from the dosing.