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Re: Lamictal Updates? Colin- catmint? colin wallace

Posted by Peter S. on June 29, 2003, at 14:36:55

In reply to Re: Lamictal Updates? Colin- catmint? Peter S., posted by colin wallace on June 29, 2003, at 7:59:48

Thanks very much for the details of your experience Colin. I find your experience with Prozac and Lamictal very encouraging. There must be some kind of synergy happening and I can only hope that this will be the case with Lexapro and LAM for me.

I'm glad NADH is working for you. I had tried it a couple of years ago and found no noticable difference. Maybe it's worth another shot...

Anyway, best of luck and keep plugging!

Pete


> Howdy Pete,
>
> Things are going well with my dabblings with Lamictal and Prozac at present.
> After much tinkering, I've settled at 200mg Lamictal(less and I lose the effect)and a whopping 20mg Prozac!
> This has at last bridged the Lamictal/AD 'gap',and allowed me to get consistent results- ie. smooth mood, no temper spells, depression diminishing by the day- actually, if my life situation wasn't so dire, I think I'd probably have achieved a full remission.But that's life.
> I also take 5mg NADH every morning, which helps a great deal with my motivation/energy levels.
> What bothers me most symptom-wise these days is poor coordination and attention difficulties- I've been considering a trial of Strattera, although first I'm gonna see what magic NADH can weave in these matters!
> It still amazes me how Lamictal has enabled me to reach a full 20mg dose of Prozac with zero troublesome side effects, except perhaps for a certain 'floppiness' down below.
> Perhaps the year I spent slogging it out on Lam. monotherapy has normalized my brain to the extent that my AD now does just what it's supposed to, as opposed to sending me clawing at the ceiling and tearing my skin off!
> I really need to sort out my attention issues though, as I'm only now realizing that they've always existed in tandem with my depression, and not just as part of my depression.
> As for preventing Lamictal 'poop-out', well, I'd perhaps try and ride out those SSRI start up effects for a couple of months if I were you.
> It always takes me at least that long(and with similar side-effects to yours)before I get the real benefits of any AD, Prozac included.
> Hope things improve for you Pete.Keep ahead!
>
> Col.
>


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