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Re: Lamictal optimal dosage n_wolfie

Posted by SLS on February 23, 2009, at 21:40:52

In reply to Re: Lamictal optimal dosage, posted by n_wolfie on February 23, 2009, at 21:27:13

> the depression is definitely coming back. I can't take pleasure in anything- I can barely get off my couch. I don't even want to eat. I didn't feel this way a few days ago. My mood was good, it was just my short term memory that had disappeared.

Trust me. Don't panic and go reaching for that Lamictal bottle!

You will feel better VERY shortly.

You answered all of your own questions by answering mine.

Yes, with Lamictal monotherapy, one is always chasing the antidepressant response. Many people get a nice kick between 50-100mg. Then it disappears. Next, 150mg. Then, 200mg. Then, 300mg. Etc. Your experience with Lamictal is classic. The higher you go, the worse the memory impairments become. 450mg really screwed me up. I couldn't remember how to drive from one place to another. I would forget familiar roads and get lost.

Perhaps you can reduce Lamictal by 50mg every 3-5 days. You will eventually find the right dosage to be between 150-250mg. That's my best guess, anyway.


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