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Re: Lamictal PoopOut: Top Psychiatrists Don't Know? Bill LL

Posted by ClearSkies on October 3, 2005, at 13:51:54

In reply to Re: Lamictal PoopOut: Top Psychiatrists Don't Know?, posted by Bill LL on October 3, 2005, at 12:03:59

> Smith- I think that people for whom a medication doesn't work tend to write more posts than people who are successful with the same drug.
> I have definitely heard more good things about Lamictal than bad. If you are on the maintainence dose (200 mg or possibly higher) and it is controlling your mania, anxiety, impulsiveness, or concentration, I would stay on it and add an antidepressant such as Lexapro, or a drug like Seroquel which has antidepressant effects.

I'm having good success on Lamictal in conjunction with 60mg of Cymbalta for bipolar2. (I'm also taking Campral for alcohol cravings.) Adding an antidepressant sounds like a good idea to me.




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