Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Scuba and lamotrigine

Posted by manichattan on September 24, 2002, at 16:19:40

In reply to Re: Scuba and lamotrigine manichattan, posted by Ponder on September 24, 2002, at 15:50:35

> This inquiry is not about diving, but I am curious to know how long you have been on 150 mg of lamotrigine. That is my dose. It worked great for a long time (a year), but my hair is falling out and I am having a recurrence of symptoms -- those heavy, sleepy, bipolar depression symptoms. How long have you had efficacy from L.?

I wasnt diagnosed untill i was 34 - last summer basically.
I certainly have had symptoms for quite some time though.
But I was manic - I couldnt remember being depressed
since before moving to New York!

Then -
I spent almost a year on Lithium, untill
I couldnt handle the dysthimia/ sleepy-heavy
depressed life anymore.

It was one very heavy year. So - The doc
switched me to Lamictal and things have been
much much better. I was actually afraid to read this forum
for fear that I would
read that Lamictal would be short-lived.

But my doc says that 150 is a low dose, and that I can increase
if/when the 'dysthimia' returns.

So we shall see....

I lost more hair on the freaking lithium
than on the Lamictal.
Maybe you should ask about an increase?
Also - in an above post someone mentions
Lamictal + neurontin + prozac.
I think it was in the
Deep Sadness thread.

Good Luck - I'd like to know about your progress.
- Manichattan


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


[120975]

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:manichattan thread:120965
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20020922/msgs/120975.html