Posted by tubeman on December 19, 2012, at 18:15:09
I've been in crisis for most of the last five years, and taking 300mg of lamictal, which one doc told me was as high as anyone needed to go. I recent lost my mind, too depressed teo eat or drink and what I call dysphoric mania; in my head I kept not just remembering painfull event but reliving them over and over and having them get more painfull every time. It was so intense I couldn't follow a tv show, so confusing I got lost during the short drive to my therapist, just had to turn around and go home. I took some extra lamictal and called my doc to get it ok'ed, we also raised the lutada, which still seems to have no effect on me. I went up to 400mg faster then the doc said because I was at the end of my endurance, on day six I woke up less depressed and almost all the memories gone from my head. Not much as side effects, for a while I would get dizzy when standing up and have to sit back down. I feel hot and sweaty and I'm missing sleep, When I miss sleep I struggle to keep painfull. thoughts out, if we gradually raise the dose I may have more control.One doc years ago said lamictal would be all I need but he was going to pull me of other meds over night and didn't listen well, so I moved on. My last doc knows a lot and would even write scripts for european meds but stated that all my problems were psycholical.
At this point my response to lamactil pretty much nails down my diagnoses I'd say. I've seen at least docs while on this med and not one of them ever considered raising it, it would have saved me a great deal of pain. I have to see my doc (and thank her) tomorrow and I keep rehearsing what to say in our 15 minute session so that has me thinking about this episode more then I want. The awesome thing is you don't get immune to an anticonvulsant like an antidepressant, and I can get off several meds that I only stayed on out of desperation. Now I'm looking forward and I strongly believe that things will continure working long term, I've been on everything but tandesporine, which is in transit from China, it took a lot of work to obtain it and I was ripped off several times but this company sent me another med a while back so I think they're dependable.