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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




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