Posted by sheilac on September 19, 2012, at 18:23:58
In reply to Re: Scott - Re: Lamictal combo for everything? » Sheilac, posted by SLS on September 19, 2012, at 15:36:13
I haven't heard of Latuda and my doc never mentioned it. Have to look that one up.
I couldn't take Geodon and Lamictal I would be manic! Same with Abilfy.
I could take Lamictal for the lows and Trileptal for the highs.
I get the idea of less meds is better and that is what this doc is trying to do.
He also insists that I take Lamictal twice a day, even though if I take it at dinner I am awake all night. So, I take it all in the morning.
It does give me a buzz, like Peter said. Its like too much coffee or adderall. It's odd, kind of like Geodon.
But, since antidepressants are definitely out of the question, I don't mind sticking with a lower dose of Lamictal for depression. It really works great for that.
Lamictal and Trileptal may be the answer. At least I will be happy and be able to finally get some sleep.
I just love how some docs like to argue with you and say that Geodon, Abilify, Lamictal are NOT activating even though I tell them they are, no matter how high the dose. It's like they just keep feeding me speed and can't understand why I am hypomanic and not sleeping. I swear I am not being difficult on purpose. I can't make this up. Even Ambien doesn't work.
Maybe I am an odd duck and a small dose works.
I just hope these cancker sores and itchy gums go away - and my husband would like the bruising to stop.
We'll see. I like the idea of going back to Trileptal twice a day like before and taking my Lamical in the morning. It might work out perfect. I just need a little antidepressant effect - not a rocket :)