Posted by ricker on September 28, 2008, at 14:09:08
In reply to Re: Now what? Lamictal breakout! » ricker, posted by Phillipa on September 26, 2008, at 19:13:36
After days of anxiety due to the potential "big rash", I went to the emerg. last night. I showed the Doc. the rash on my thigh ( size of a quarter and circular).
I also informed him of the outbreak on the back of my head the week prior and that I was presribed 1 months supply of Minocin by my GP as he said it was acne.
The E.R. Doc looked at the rash and said, "I worry to much and to quit reading so much on the internet"! OMG! Yes, I'll admit I may worry more than the "normal" person, thats part of my illness!
He said it is not SJS and to continue with Lamictal. I do not see my p/doc untill mid November... quite frustrating.
I find myself more irratable and somewhat obsessed at the momment. Every little itch sends me to the mirror looking for signs of a rash, and believe me, I do feel itchier than normal.
I know the Lamictal has helped with my depression and extreme irratability/anger. I am not rapid cycling throughout the day. My wife says I'm much more happier and my kids have even said as much.
I've been trying my hardest to keep positive, I feel like Lamictal is my last hope at recovery. 21 years and I finally am diagnosed with mixed state bipolar, rather than just "depressed"!
Here I sit in front of my computer typing this and all I can think of is that E.R. Doc saying "stay off the internet"! Sorry for the rant, I just want to get better and I'm a bit scared to be honest. I will continue Lamictal and hope he is right.