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Re: Lamictal- Tapering Off?

Posted by argentboo on September 8, 2011, at 15:35:35

In reply to Re: Lamictal- Tapering Off? argentboo, posted by Phillipa on September 8, 2011, at 10:49:56

Hi Phillipa:)
No- I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II, after it was initially thought I was just recurrently depressed. I am coming off the Effexor because 1. It pooped out on me anyway
2. There are concerns it can cause or increase rapid cycling (which I have anyway:S) in Bipolar
3. It disturbs sleep, even if you don't feel like it is, which for Bipolar in particular is of concern.
The Lamictal is something we are looking at as an option for the Bipolar, possibly trying it just on it's own at first- not sure yet.
But I want the *option* to get pregnant, at a later date, and wondered how it is to taper off ( I'm told I can take it all but the first trimester? Think that's right?) . Can you do it quickly? Are there bad withdrawals? etc




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