What happened for you?
I used to take Lamictal 200 mg and had no side effects from it. It worked well for me. I don’t remember why the doctor i had at the time took me off of it. I didn’t have much luck with doctors there for a while. Anyways i have a good doctor now and she is slowly getting me back on Lamictal. I am at 50 mg now, going up to 100 in a week and eventually to 150. At that point we’ll see how i feel and talk about going up on it or not.
Thanks for answering!
Which symptoms did it improve?
My moods mostly. Among the mood stabilizers, it is supposed to help more with depression, which is good for me because i have really severe depressions. It is a good med.
What were moods like before getting on it?
I get severely depressed and mixed episodes mostly. I don’t get super manic anymore like i did when i was younger. More irritability than euphoria. Lots of agitation. That’s it in a nutshell.
What’re mixed episodes like for you?
Ì take 125mg twice a day. I’ve been taking it for many years. It helps control my moods. Really no side effects from it.
When starting just be mindful of getting a rash. If you get the rash go to the.hospital immediately
Depressed mood, hopeless feelings, a lot of suicidal thinking combined with agitation, racing thoughts and a lot of energy. It’s awful. Worst thing i’ve ever dealt with.
Sooo, no s/fx?
…What abt weight gain appetite sleep and motivation?
I don’t recall having any side effects from it. The only thing is you have to slowly increase the dosage because there’s a chance of a rash that can lead to a fatal condition in some people. But i’m told it’s rare and i never had any problems.
What dose ru on?
I’m only on 50mg right now because i just went back on it. I will work my way up to 150mg over the next month and will see where i am at that point. I was on 200mg in the past so we’ll see.
What effect have different doses got as you go up?
I don’t recall any specifics. I just know that when i got to the 150-200 mg range it helped my moods level out.
How does it help you level out?
Which side effects do you get (brain and body)?
I am on 200mg twice a day. It has really helped my moods even out. Without it, I get very angry easily. That is just not who I am, though. On it, I feel more like me.
Just makes my moods more even. Doesn’t really work well as an only med.
I can’t recall any side effects.
I don’t think so