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Re: Lamictal-I am depressed and it's getting worse

Posted by Peter S. on March 12, 2003, at 19:48:41

In reply to Lamictal-I am depressed and it's getting worse, posted by Krissy P on March 12, 2003, at 19:20:23

Hi Krissy,

I'm really sorry to hear about your increased depression. You might want to back the Lamictal down and then be patient with increasing your dose. If it's working for you at 50mg then why change? You may have a "therapeutic window" above which it makes things worse.

I've been taking Lamictal for a long time. At first it was a miracle and then I had to keep increasing the dosage. I got up to 600mg and it still wasn't working that well. I've backed it down to 200mg in the am and it seems to work in the morning and then fades out in the afternoon. It gives me a good stimulant effect.

Anyway I really appreciate your posts and the support you offer. Please let us know how things go!


> I think I need to go back to 50mg of Lamictal tonight- I don't know what to think or do. The last 2 nights I increased my dose to 75mg after being on 50mg for only about a week and a half. Jay gave me a suggestion about being "very careful" in terms of this med and the increasing the dosages but I am not taking that wonderful advice to heart. I am really scared because I feel the depression slowly creeping it's ugly head again-after feeling so good. The only thing I did today was go out to lunch and to see Chicago the movie. It was nice but I am feeling really down and don't know why.
> Would the increased dose of Lamictal cause this-It started the first morning after I started taking 75 mg of it. I am frustrated because I thought I found the right combo of meds and now, I feel like even at 75mg of Lamictal-made me depressed in my combo of Effexor, Seroquel, and Klonopin. What should I do? I know I am very good at trying to help and answer other's posts here, but I am really down and I don't want to post when I am feeling this way. Any advice or experience on what anyone thinks, or if Lamictal is to blame for me being depressed lately, please get back to me as soon as possible.
> :-( Thanks, I don't feel fine.
> A very sad Kristen




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