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Re: Help! Lamictal's making me worse... phidippus

Posted by brynb on October 21, 2012, at 9:36:44

In reply to Re: Help! Lamictal's making me worse... brynb, posted by phidippus on October 20, 2012, at 17:39:03

> I experienced something similar, but not until I was ona higher dose of Lamictal. You have to remember you are on a small starting dose which should not be affecting you so strongly. Did you stop the Lexapro?
>
> Eric

Hey Eric-

I know it's such a low dose, but the onset of the depression and the way I felt was directly parallel to starting it. Maybe it tipped off a depressive episode? I've had strong reactions to other drugs at low doses, such as Topomax.

I definitely did not stop my Lexapro--still at 20 mg, with 450 mg of Lithium.

I wonder if I was about to have a depressive episode anyway and the Lamictal was just a coincidence? I don't think so. It got a bit better since I stopped it, but I've been pretty much staying in, in my apartment and not able to do anything. I thought I've been like this for just a few days but now I realize it's more like almost 2 weeks. My memory gets really bad and fuzzy around depressive episodes.

We had a big party for my niece yesterday--her third birthday--and I couldn't make it.
I couldn't get out of bed and shower or begin to try and interact with friends and family. My sister's been good about it, but I feel like I constantly disappoint everyone with not showing up. I'm seeing her later today, so at least I'll see her on her birthday.

Thanks for the feedback. Either way, I feel better off the Lamictal.

-b


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