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Re: lamictal newbie

Posted by pork chop on April 7, 2003, at 15:57:40

In reply to Re: lamictal newbie jonh kimble, posted by Krissy P on April 5, 2003, at 23:33:52

Hey Guys,

I'm such a space cadet! I posted this message last week to the psychological babble listserv when I mean to post it here. So I found it and reposted it here:

I was doing great on my 200 mg Lamictal and 50 mg Seroquel until last week. I started cycling big time and I'm unable to be cordial with anyone. I finally have myself a little boyfriend and it seems this relationship's going down in flames like all others. I'm uninterested in him, I'm picking fights, I'm irritable, I hate my job, I definitely hate my boss, and I can't stand my family.

I'm so sick of being in the situation I'm in. I feel stuck at work, I'm supposed to be finishing a thesis for grad school and I just can't take it. I do have happy, laughing, light spots throughout the day, but they never last. I'm so frustrated. What the hell?!

I called my pdoc and she increased my Lamictal to 300 mg and told me to up the Seroquel to 100 mg if possible. I usually can't function until noon the next day on 100 mg. Anyway, this whole "episode" came out of nowhere. Could this be massive PMS or am I just going nuts? Oh yes, I forgot to mention the shopping spree(s)...

Sorry to be a downer. Anyone have similar experiences?

I see someone asked a few Lam questions so here's my history. I hope I'm remembering it all correctly, but it's been several months and I didn't keep a journal.

Took 25 mg to start, got a small red rash on my neck within a few days. Went down to 12.5. One week and no rash. Increased back to 25 for a week. Stayed there for a week and went up to 37.5, noticed another small rash on my neck, but just kept a close eye and it went away. Stayed there for a week or so. Went up to 50 for 2 weeks, no rash. Next went to 100, no rash after 2 weeks. Next up to 150mg. I should mention that at this time I was really noticing the positive effects of the drug. I was really stable and feelin good. After a month on 100 we went to 150mg. 200mg was the original goal and I made it there after about three months. I was there until this last messy episode.

Back to the problem at hand, i'm feeling better, but not completely where I was before. Things are better with the man too. Anyway, hope I didn't scare the Lam newbies off! I'll check this thread more often. I was out of town last weekend.

pork chop




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