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Re: Lamictal and increased obsessions, ruminations WAKI

Posted by sac on August 4, 2004, at 10:04:15

In reply to Re: Lamictal and increased obsessions, ruminations, posted by WAKI on August 3, 2004, at 2:49:10

If you really want to try to get off, you have to reduce VERY slowly. Decreasing by 100 mgs. at one go is too fast for Lamictal. From my own experience, it is much like AD's in the sense that you should really taper carefully to avoid a withdrawal syndrome. When I was reducing from 200mgs. I went by 25 mgs. per week which meant alot of splitting of tablets. This took time but was a successful eventually. If I tried to rush the taper down, I really felt it with a real bad depression plus electrical like shocks in my head. Just take it very slow and you should be succesful.

> I have been on 400 mg of lamictal for about 2 years now.
> It appears to keep me from bottoming out emotionally and fatigue wise. Or it appears to boost anything else i take.
> At one time it was the only thing I could take that was helping so we kept me on it.
> I believe i don't need it now but have developed a dependency for it. If i decrease by 100 mg, in 1 weeks time I start to bottom out. If i stop cold turkey I bottom out.
> I honestly don't know how to get off this stuff, so i could see if i need it or not.




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