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Re: Impressed with Trileptal colin wallace

Posted by Peter S. on April 29, 2004, at 23:23:35

In reply to Impressed with Trileptal Peter S., posted by colin wallace on April 29, 2004, at 12:14:40

Hey Colin,

Good to hear from you and I'm glad you found something that works. I tried Trileptal and I think it made the depression worse- I stuck it out for a couple of weeks. The Lamictal is better than nothing- I've tried everything on the market and I've come to the conclusion that the state of the art science on depression is still in the stone age. I was hoping that there would be some breakthroughs on the horizon but I don't consider developing a new SSRI/SNRI a breakthrough.


> Hi there Pete,
> So you're still tinkering with the Lamictal/SSRI/neurontin combo. eh? :)
> If I remember rightly, you and I were both experementing with virtually identical med. combinations for quite some time(over a year ago I think...)and puzzling over how to prolong the elusive Lamictal effect.
> I went up to 600mg Lam. eventually, before I finally got exasperated with the stuff and binned it for good.I traded it for Trileptal and (along with the Prozac I was taking until recently)it has been excellent in many ways.
> 1)Great mood stabilizer and checked my rapid cycling (yup, I started to 'spin' again on Lamictal..)
> 2)Supressed my BP11 anger spells(as well as Valproate ever did), but without causing the mental dumbness.
> 3)Allowed me to discontinue Prozac completely, once it's(Trileptal's) antidepressant effect took hold-it's a subtle effect(unlike Lamictal)and seemed to happen after a month or two.
> 4)Quite stimulating also, provided you don't overshoot the dose or move too quickly.
> The only side effects I've had have been sleepiness and headaches(watch these *******)if I raise the dose too quickly.Other than that, very unobtrusive.Have you tried this one at all yet?
> Hope you're doing well.
> Col.




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