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Re: Lamictal Updates? Colin- catmint? Peter S.

Posted by Penny on June 28, 2003, at 23:11:42

In reply to Lamictal Updates? Colin- catmint?, posted by Peter S. on June 27, 2003, at 13:47:43

Been taking Lamictal for about a year now - 200mgs 2x a day. I've never noticed a stimulant effect from it, though it would be nice as I have a hard time staying awake in the daytime! Has worked pretty well for me as a mood stabilizer, evening me out some, though lately I'm just struggling with it all...

Does your doc check your Lamictal 'levels'? The effective range, according to my pdoc, is between 2 and 4, though I'm not sure 2 and 4 of what - but my level is only 2 point something, so he said we can always increase the Lamictal more if needed (which, as it's looking right now, might be needed).

Anyway, I take Lamictal with Zoloft, Wellbutrin SR, Geodon and Levoxyl (Dx - Mood Disorders NOS)

> I would love to hear how people are doing on Lamictal. It still works in a stimulant/anti-depressant way for 4 to 5 hours after I take it. The effect then starts fading. I'm taking 50mg and thinking that maybe I'll try a smaller dose in the afternoon.
> I've also been trying Lexapro at 10mg for last 3 weeks and it's causing increased fatigue and depression (which seems like my general response to SSRI's).
> Anybody combined Lamictal with other things and avoided the poop-out syndrome? When I first started taking it, it was wonderful, but now it's more stimulating and less of an anti-depressant.
> Thanks!
> Peter




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