Posted by Peter S. on September 19, 2012, at 15:59:46
In reply to Scott -Re: Called doc! high on Lamictal!, posted by Sheilac on September 18, 2012, at 19:37:49
I have exactly the same response to Lamictal- I've been taking it for 10 years and it has been a life saver. I just take 50mg in the AM and gives me a boost of energy for about 4 hours then it goes away. I've tried to increase the dose, but I just feel too wired. It also acts to some degree as an anti-depressant. There must be a small subgroup of people who respond in this way
> I guess what I mean by feeling high is that by noon I feel full of energy and buzz around the house doing all kinds of things. It's hard for me to sit still and relax.
> I also tend to get a little more aggressive easier. A little too wound up about situations and issues. I don't want to come off as a hot head.
> I will go up from 100mg to 150mg then 200mg.
> He is adament about me taking 100mg 2x a day. I will try it, but if I get to the point of not sleeping I will have to rethink this plan.
> My first doc years ago stressed how very important sleep is with mood disorders and I totally agree.
> Also, the smallest amount of caffeine makes me super hyper and the smallest amount of alcohol makes me sick. Guess its the nature of Lamictal.
> By the way, no rash but sometimes my gums itch. Weird.