Posted by SLS on November 24, 2009, at 5:33:51
In reply to Re: lamotrigine, posted by morganator on November 23, 2009, at 23:49:32
> Umm you may be looking at 5 to 8 months at 100 to 200 mgs. Are you taking it for bipolar depression/mood swings? The most common dose is 100 which takes 5 weeks to titrate up to I believe. Then you may have to wait another few weeks to see if 100 is working for you.
It does happen that some people feel better briefly at 50mg, and then again upon dosage increases. It can be confusing. However, I do recommend continuing up to 100mg. If, by the end of the second week at 100mg, there is no improvement, I would continue to titrate upwards. 200mg seems to be the most common dosage arrived at for the treatment of affective disorders. Once 200mg is established, then the wait should not be longer than 4 weeks if it is the right dosage. It would be advisable to work with a doctor on this. By now, I imagine most have enough clinical experience with lamotrigine to know how it behaves.