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Re: Seroquel and Lamotrigine bruce_w6

Posted by Burgany on March 6, 2004, at 12:04:11

In reply to Re: Seroquel and Lamotrigine, posted by bruce_w6 on March 6, 2004, at 10:33:47

> Did you have the mind racing thing, especially when trying to sleep? When you reached 225mg of Lamictal did it help that?
I definitely had the whole racing thing going on, always worst at night. I found sleep was near impossible..very aggitated and anxious. I think the Lamical has helped with the mind racing but its the Seroquel that has really helped with sleep, for the first time in a long time I actually sleep through the night and the process of falling asleep is a relaxing just kinda drift...My Pdoc said that the Lamical is usually first noticable once you reach 200-250mg. I find this to be true, so hang in there.

> > I am up to 225mg of Lamical and take 25mg of Seroquel a night. I think its a good combo. I didn't notice any positive effects from the Lamical until I reached the 225mg that I'm at now. I think with Lamical the effects are subtle, you wake up one day and realize you feel more stable. I was diagnosed with a mood disorder and was prescibed Lamical for the purpose of leveling my moods. I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and I found that the Seroquel does wonders for that. I was prescribed 50mg to increase to I can't imagine what 75mg would do to me when 25mg knocks me out for 10+hrs....someone earlier in this thread described the feeling when you wake up as " having your head held under water" that hits the nail on the head. I would recommend starting at 12.5mg and working up.
> > I know Lamical has a couple of different uses, does anyone notice or know if it has any anti-deppressant ability?
> > I think with most mood stablizers/anti-deppressants etc it gets worse before it gets better so its important to know there is a light at the end of the chin up everyone...Wow the meds must really be working I being unusually positive!
> > P.S Thanks to everybody who has enlightened me, I feel like I have a better understanding of the meds I take...The more you understand..the less you fear.




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