SunniMay

261d

I was recently diagnosed by my one and only psychiatrist with bipolar (she didn’t specify whether 1 or 2) I don’t know as I agree with her diagnosis and she prescribed me Lamictal (baby dose 25) which I am terrified to try .. what are your experiences? Any suggestions!?

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  • HotMess426210

    261d

    What are your worries about the lamictol? I’m on 150 twice a day with no side effects and I’ve been on it several times before with no side effects. Granted I don’t have a diagnosis of bipolar but I’m pretty familiar with the medication

  • SunniMay

    261d

    I’n just new to any medications other than Ativan as needed for panic attacks .. I read (worst thing you can do) about the SJS Rash you can get from Lamictal and that scares me .. also I just don’t want it to make me unable to function or have terrible side effects ..

  • SunniMay

    261d

    Like will it make my anxiety worse?

  • HotMess426210

    261d

    It shouldn’t make your anxiety worse and could actually potentially help with anxiety. It’s a pretty tame med so it shouldn’t effect your ability to function especially with such a low dose. Also I know it’s really scary to read about the lamictol rash but it’s a very rare occurrence and mostly happens with people who are on really high doses. It’s good to be body conscious anytime your meds change but I think you should be ok. Not that this helps but try not to worry, I know starting new meds is scary especially when you haven’t had a lot of experience with being on medication but in my experience and in a lot of others I know who are on this medication they don’t have side effects and it can actually be a really helpful med so try to focus on the good it can do for you. Also I see that you disagree with her bipolar diagnosis so just so you know it’s not a med made just for bipolar, it can help with anxiety, depression, even seizures.

  • SunniMay

    261d

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to explain everything. It really is helpful! 🙏🏻💕 I think I’m going to give it a shot ..

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