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Re: lamictal experts - quetionn?

Posted by henryo on September 18, 2008, at 18:42:06

In reply to Re: lamictal experts - quetionn?, posted by yxibow on September 10, 2008, at 3:19:33

Lamictal works pretty well for me. 250 a day for years. It caused no weight gain or sexual problems. When I did get depressed I knew from experience it would be far worse without Lamictal.

My thoughts (for what they are worth) I would keep going up on the Lamictal 25 a week. See what happens. Try not to move two pieces of the equation at the same time. If you do that, you can't tell which did what. That said I won't do a cocktail greater than 3 meds. Nobody can track all the possible interactions. When they suggested a fourth med I chucked it all and looked for a different single med solution. Thats how I came to try Lamictal. But it was painful waiting to build up to a high enough dose.

100 is a pretty low dose for Lamictal. I think the low end of therapeutic window is usually 250 and it goes up to 400+. But do what works for you. None of these meds effect any of us in the same way.

I have taken Lamictal for years and it was the best thing I have ever been on until I added Deplin. That addition/augmentation was so good I've cut back on the Lamictal. I found it was over activating. I could watch myself sleep- very weird. But the Deplin Lamictal combo is great for me. And the best part is Deplin is not a pharmaceutical in the usual sense of the word. It is "medical food". I do take Klonopin to sleep most nights. I can't say enough about what Deplin has done for me. But I also would not want to quit Lamictal completely.

Good luck. Keep trying, you will find a good solution.




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