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Re: On Lamictal and feeling really screwed up!!

Posted by chad_3 on November 1, 2002, at 4:02:16

In reply to Re: On Lamictal and feeling really screwed up!! lawrence s., posted by catmint on November 1, 2002, at 1:43:29

Hi -

Although lamictal is one of the few mainstream meds I've not trialed (anticonvulsants aren't really recommended for my condition) - but in any case I have considered it - my understanding is that lamictal itself does not show any significant DA agonist activity, but when combined with a dopamine agonist (ie; maoi, wellbutrin, stimulant, etc...) - that lamictal preferentially augments d2 above and beyond the effect of the ajunctive dopaminergic.

Since some dopaminergics tend to target dysthymia well (nardil, dextroamphetamine, wellbutrin) - well - this is just a thought I wanted to bring up to the table ...


> Lawrence, I too have experienced intolerable flatness from mood stabilizers. I know exactly what you mean. I'ts like I can't even enjoy the beauty of nature. My doc says it's a trade off. The lesser of two evils. Pick one. Be flat or be moody. I hate to accept that.
> So, what is working for me as far as flatness, is a low dose of Depakote, and I plan to add an AD soon. 125 mg. is enough to temper some of the manic, distorted thoughts and, I still am able to feel spiritual.Does that make sense?
> Amy




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