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Re: i hate lamictal

Posted by Christ_empowered on June 26, 2015, at 11:34:24

In reply to Re: i hate lamictal, posted by Lamdage22 on June 26, 2015, at 7:42:42

If you don't need it, don't take it. I think you have to slowly taper off anticonvulsants though. 400mgs/day is a whole lotta lamictal, for most people. I need Wellbutrin SR now in large part because of the anticonvulsants. A family member was on 400mgs/nightly, and ended up needing a low dose stimulant...even then, things were much, much better after a reduction to 150/nightly.

I dunno man. An antipsychotic plus anticonvulsant is usually a heavy combo. At least its not depakote or tegretol, lol. On the plus side...if you need an AP/AAP, it seems like the mood stabilizer can keep from having to increase the AP/AAP dose, or at least that's how its been for me. I was still freaking out on 30/Abilify. My doc wanted to either add Haldol or switch to clozapine, and I wasn't having it. She added trileptal and later low dose lamictal, and now my life is OK.

But if you don't have hardcore issues, it seems like overkill. Also, 20mgs/Zyprexa seems like it'd be sedating enough, already. Why does your doc want the high dose? Do you have anger problems or agitation or something?

Personally, I'd try a lower dose and maybe one day see about lowering the Z a bit, unless 20mgs is what you really, really need. I just think you're being over-sedated, personally.




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