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Re: JohnX2, How are you?

Posted by Jackd on June 4, 2002, at 15:09:09

In reply to Re: JohnX2, How are you?, posted by JohnX2 on June 3, 2002, at 23:31:54

An old acquiantance of mine told me she found great success after 8 years with that combo (Lamictal + Topomax). Yeah, I'm on summer break, so I have some time to really mess around with the meds. Right now I'm on 30mg of Remeron with 1500mg of Lithium and have been somewhat stable and functional for a few months. So to me, that's a success, or at least a step in the right direction. It was funny though, I went all the way up to 1200mg on the Lithium and I was still cycling like crazy, but when I hit the 1500 mark it suddenly stopped (and incidentally my trough blood level had finally reached .59, just about therapeutic. I had just about given up too.

The lithium is good stuff, I do have to say, but it makes me tremble a bit when I get nervous or excited.

I'm starting Lamictal and in a few months I'll be at a therapeutic level, in hopes of eventually substituting it for Lithium.

Now you said you felt hypomanic on the L and T combo? Doesn't sound too bad to me. Did you have a lot of anxiety? How are they on their own? Is there a synergy of some kind you think? I've been doing A LOT of reading on neurotransmitters and pharmacology but when you get to the mood stabilizer mechanisms it's like a whole new dimension. If I remember you have neuropathic pain, right (don't know if that's what it's called)? I was reading about some involvement with NMDA receptors, among other things.

Well anyway, good luck with your meds. (Correct me if I'm wrong, you're on Lamictal and Serzone, and you're adding in Lithium right?)




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