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Re: HELP!!!!!

Posted by Tony P on May 25, 2004, at 13:50:19

In reply to HELP!!!!!, posted by scatterbrained on May 25, 2004, at 13:17:21

> I woke up today extreemly confused, not the confusion that's depression induced, I can tell the difference, this is awful and I don't know what's causing it.WHAT SHOULD I DO!!should I lower the dose? see a neurologist? The thing that is most terrifying about all this is the fact that I'm totally less depressed and still confused which from past experience is not supposed to happen.For me,when the anhedonia goes away, so does the confusion.
Lowering the dose may not have much immediate effect, due to the long half-life, although I have found dividing my daily dose (100x3) helps a little with the confusion. Get to a doctor (even just a GP at clinic if you have to) asap, I certainly can't diagnose you. I take back my advice to go slowly, sounds like you need help right now.

You might be having an anxiety attack of a peculiar kind from the Lamictal. When I went from 50 to 100 mg Lamictal, I had a massive anxiety attack, and I've seen a few other people mention this with Lamictal; it could possibly happen any time, not necessarily just when you're ramping up the dose. I've also had similar occasional bizarre attacks of anxiety and confusion with Serzone (which is usually sedating) for no obvious reason. Klonopin in substantial doses (2 mg twice a day) really helped me function normally through the Lamictal crisis, even though it can cause some loss of alertness in itself.

I hope you can get some good help - I know how it feels to be suddenly out of control and totally confused. Keep posting, I've been there and I care.

Tony P




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