Posted by argentboo on September 8, 2011, at 3:17:50
Hi Everyone- I am a newbie here.
I have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar II, after many years of recurrent depression (less clear hypomania, but on close inspection it's there)- and coming off Effexor (almost done-yay!) whilst on agomelatime (Valdoxan) to help bridge me off (which btw seems to be working pretty well- Effexor's a bitch, and I am down to 1/4 dose in about 2 weeks with -comparatively!- little problem this time).
My question is about Lamictal. My pdoc is thinking it might be good for me, and from what I have read, I am hopeful too.
BUT, I want the option to get pregnant. How is it to taper off? I've read conflicting things. I know (Oh God , I know...:S) that everyone is different when it comes to meds, but any experiences out there would be really helpful. If it's anything like Effexor, I'll probably give it a miss!
Thanks in advance:)