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Re: Lamictal, question for

Posted by Toph on January 26, 2004, at 15:27:18

In reply to Re: Lamictal, question for, posted by lesliekay on August 11, 2003, at 2:14:28

I've been reading with interest this thred on Lamictal. I am 50+ bi-polar who in the 70's suffered extreme manic and depressed episodes requiring multiple hospitalizations. When I finally accepted my Dx and lithium, this magic drug ceased all psychosis and has kept me stable for 23 years. Problem is, everyone says I'm depressed - as in dysthymia, the blues. While I'm staying out of the hospital I generally think that self-esteem and happiness have eluded me despite a decent job, wonderful wife and fairly well-adjusted kids. Next week my shrink (do only 50-year olds affectionately call their doc a shrink?) wants to try me on Lamictal. From what I read it's not a happy drug but may lift some of the blues. I'm willing to give it a try, but after all your advise I will look out for insomnia, agitation and the dreaded rash. The last 20 years have been "normal" but I hope this drug will help me like myself and life in general a little more.




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