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Re: Lamictal cause rage, irritability rapid cycli

Posted by Tony P on September 18, 2007, at 22:18:11

In reply to Re: Lamictal cause rage, irritability rapid cycli macandme, posted by rina on September 11, 2007, at 14:22:51

> His motto is always "one pant leg at a time or you might take a chance in falling." [i.e.] "one drug at a time so we can see what works and what doesn't...."

I really like that motto (ROTFL)! I've done the other thing too often in the past: I feel terrible, so I'll take this AND this AND that (and maybe some of this other thing that worked a year ago), so surely something will work -- but then if I do feel better, which was the med that _really_ did it? And if I don't feel better, it may be because one med is counteracting another -- both I & my pdoc wind up not knowing which way to go from there, he's frustrated with my wholesale experimenting, and I'm embarassed and still depressed.

I sure hope Lamictal _doesn't_ contribute to rapid cycling, irritability, etc., because that's just where I'm at right now on other meds and wondering about going back on Lamictal! It _should_ help all of the above, right?

Worth mentioning though that when I first went on it a few years ago, as I titrated the dose up, at the 100mg level I quite suddenly got hit with a load of anxiety & irritability -- needed a heavy dose of clonazepam to get through it - but came out the other side a month later at 200 mg/day (if I remember rightly) and almost no side effects. It never really did much for my GAD/social phobia that I could see, but the heavy-duty near-panic-attack thing seemed to be just a transition.

Anyone else been through that? I'd like to be prepared for it this time if I do go back on Lamictal or something similar.


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