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Re: Anyone having trouble with new generic Lamictal? yxibow

Posted by emme on April 28, 2009, at 6:22:48

In reply to Re: Anyone having trouble with new generic Lamictal? emme, posted by yxibow on April 28, 2009, at 2:10:54

Hi Jay,

> its also equally possible and I'm not trying to say this in jest, but that there is some suggestibility and placebo effect in knowing something is or could be different.

Thanks for your comments. I do feel confident that suggestibility is not the case here. I usually don't have problems with generics and, therefore, was not expecting a problem.

> The phrase causality is not always causation.

I'm certainly aware of that. And I can't prove with 100% certainty that the change in generic is the problem. However, when my condition changes, it's logical to consider whether something in my life has changed and consider it a potential cause. I take a very low dose, and I wonder if variability in the amount of active ingredient may have pushed me below a therapeutic dose. One way to find out...

> One thing to do is to get your medication as soon as the insurance allows (which can be as little as 25 days or so depending on how much they can be pushed) and mix and match until you are on the new generic if they can't get the older one.

I'm at the beginning of a 3 month supply, but I got lucky. :) The pharmacy has kindly offered to send enough Teva brand to last till my next refill. It should arrive sometime in the next day or two. Then I'm guessing it will take a week to see if it brings me back to normal. If that doesn't do it, then we start tweaking dosages. This downturn is getting pretty miserable.





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