Posted by SLS on August 15, 2009, at 5:49:33
In reply to me too, lamictal experiences anyone?? » cactus, posted by obsidian on August 14, 2009, at 20:20:29
> I'm on 100mgs of it. Initially, it made me quite irritable, but that went away. I find that I am generally less depressed on lamictal.
> Someone has recommended to me that the lamictal be raised. So, I too would like to here about other's lamictal experiences.
> thanks cactus :-)
200mg is the dosage that is most often arrived at when using Lamictal to treat depression. Some people need to go higher. When I go above 200mg, the impaired short term memory and cognitive dulling become prominent and force me to remain at the lower dosage. I had been at 300mg for many months hoping these side effects would dissipate and that I would glean a more robust antidepressant effect. Neither occurred, so I am now taking 200mg. Some people suffer no cognitive side effects at all.
I would encourage you to experiment with your dosage of Lamictal and target 200mg. You can always go higher if necessary.