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Re: will try to get lamictal Cam W.

Posted by judy1 on November 1, 2001, at 18:50:28

In reply to Re: will try to get lamictal adamie, posted by Cam W. on November 1, 2001, at 18:23:58

Hi Cam,
I was part of the study you mentioned and agree with your assessment- although UCSD was delighted with their results and I'm sure we'll see some 'massaging' of the data- particularly placebo results (Maybe I'm cynical). I was in the rapid-cycling group for bp1 and lamictal as a monotherapy. Well you go with the one's paying the bills, but I agree a depakote (a very depressing med but awesome anti-manic for me) lamictal study would be a great study to see- especially for rapid cyclers. Actually I was on that particular combo, but I had to be monitored so much with biweekly blood test and very slow titration of lamictal- it takes very experienced pdocs to do it and extremely motivated patients. BTW, I had a good response, less cycling (but then I got pregnant) so I would recommend it to others. Take care, judy




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