Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 525115

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Lamictal

Posted by fires on July 8, 2005, at 18:34:28

Yesterday I had a consultation with a Univ. based/private practice pdoc.

It seems that the meds of choice(for mood stabilization) for BP II or III are:

1)Lamictal
2)Lamictal
3)Lamictal

Can anyone else say that they have found Lamictal the go to med for above conditions?

Thanks

 

Re: Lamictal fires

Posted by gardenergirl on July 9, 2005, at 23:54:44

In reply to Lamictal, posted by fires on July 8, 2005, at 18:34:28

Hi fires,
I take Lamictal as an adjunct to Nardil to try to target residual depression. But when my pdoc recommended it, she also said it was working well with her BPII patients.

If you decide to go back on it, please post how you do on it. I'm thinking it's helping me, but it's sometimes hard to tell if it's that, the Nardil, or therapy, or all of the above.

gg

 

Re: Lamictal gardenergirl

Posted by fires on July 11, 2005, at 17:24:20

In reply to Re: Lamictal fires, posted by gardenergirl on July 9, 2005, at 23:54:44

> Hi fires,
> I take Lamictal as an adjunct to Nardil to try to target residual depression. But when my pdoc recommended it, she also said it was working well with her BPII patients.
>
> If you decide to go back on it, please post how you do on it. I'm thinking it's helping me, but it's sometimes hard to tell if it's that, the Nardil, or therapy, or all of the above.
>
> gg


I'm going back on Lamictal. Starting at 12.5 mg for 2 weeks, then 25 mg for 2 weeks, then 50 mg for 2 weeks... Talk about low and slow. :-)

 

Re: Lamictal fires

Posted by gardenergirl on July 11, 2005, at 21:16:33

In reply to Re: Lamictal gardenergirl, posted by fires on July 11, 2005, at 17:24:20

Wow, that is low and slow. My pdoc said to go 25 mg for one week, 50 for one week, and 75 for one week. I slowed it down on my own just to be cautious. :)

Good luck,

gg

 

Re: Lamictal gardenergirl

Posted by fires on July 11, 2005, at 21:32:46

In reply to Re: Lamictal fires, posted by gardenergirl on July 11, 2005, at 21:16:33

> Wow, that is low and slow. My pdoc said to go 25 mg for one week, 50 for one week, and 75 for one week. I slowed it down on my own just to be cautious. :)
>
> Good luck,
>
> gg

The sample pack I got has 2 weeks at 25 mg than 2 weeks at 50 mg, then an increase to 100mg. So you were going to go faster than the package states. I suppose it's all a matter of trying and seeing what happens.

 

Re: Lamictal fires

Posted by gardenergirl on July 12, 2005, at 13:47:41

In reply to Re: Lamictal gardenergirl, posted by fires on July 11, 2005, at 21:32:46

Yep, that's what made me slow it down. I trust my pdoc, but I trust my body's response to meds (sensitive to many) better.

:)

gg

 

Re: Lamictal

Posted by iforgotmypassword on July 13, 2005, at 16:48:05

In reply to Re: Lamictal fires, posted by gardenergirl on July 12, 2005, at 13:47:41

hmm... i don't want to sound like an idiot, but i took 25mg on day one and the 75mg after that and i'm okay... but i may have become a lil hyper w/o short term memory n stuff. thats my report.


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