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Cbab

952d

Hi there! I Have been diagnosed with bipolar For six years now I have been on Abilify but did not feel it was working I recently just got put on Lamictal and I am just wondering others experiences on this medication

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    • Banksblond

      890d

      I take Abilify and recently started taking lamictal with it. They started me at the lowest dose then doubled it. I have to say I feel better overall with the combination for my bipolar. I hope you get good results too.

    • Banksblond

      890d

      I take Abilify and recently started taking lamictal with it. They started me at the lowest dose then doubled it. I have to say I feel better overall with the combination for my bipolar. I hope you get good results too.

    • pamplemousse

      890d

      i’ve been on lamictal since i was sixteen i believe and now im almost twenty. it’s definitely helped a lot!

    • uriboo

      891d

      i didnt know the clenching was a side affect but im happy to know it is cos ive been having that. my memory had gotten a little iffy but still there. im tired and have nausea but nothing i cant handle.

    • Gia

      904d

      If anyone is having jaw clenching or bruxism (whether as a side effect from a med, or from genetics), try Gabapentin. It has been effective in stopping bruxism

    • SkylerBoByler

      907d

      I'm on 100 mg of Lamictal and it has saved my life. I'm also on rexulti 4 mg. So try both abilify and lamictal together?

    • Sheeba

      908d

      They only go up to 200 mgs for psychiatric issues. I take 600 mgs of it for Epilepsy.

    • thatonenurse89

      929d

      Lamictal is a really good drug for us with any type of bipolar. My current dose of 100 mg a day isn't really working out for me right but my doctor and I are working it out

    • Djrkitty

      950d

      I was diagnosed with bipolar by my therapist, but I don't necessarily agree with the diagnosis. One because all my life I have been strong, steady, and consistent. Second because my psychologist said that I do not fit all the criteria for the diagnosis of bipolar. Personally I think it's hormonal at my stage in life (almost 53), and a lot of the symptoms coinside with my cycle. The lamictal really helps with all this. In addition I take fluoxetine 2 weeks out of month for moodiness.

    • Nekose

      950d

      I’ve been slowly titrating up on Lamictal for the last 3 months, currently at 100mg. I will say the side effect profile for lamictal is a breeze compared to SSRI/SNRIs. Worst I had was some muscle tension in the neck, which went away after a month or so. I also noticed the vivid dreams, but those too felt more normal about a month in. Kinda cool too for someone who usually didn’t remember their dreams. I’m still having some issues, and will probably end up going higher, but I’ve noticed a slow and steady improvement.

    • Cbab

      950d

      Thank you sooo much!!!

    • Caretruuu18

      950d

      I am currently taking Lamictal. I took it for about two months awhile ago and went off of it because it was causing extreme jaw clenching. I am on it again because I feel I have done the best on it as opposed to any other medication I’ve tried in the last few years. I am not diagnosed with bipolar disorder yet but my dr believes I have some kind of mood disorder and it’s heightened by my panic disorder. Lamictal has definitely helped stabilize my depressive episodes and I still have them but not as extremely. I feel that I don’t have very many side effects besides a stiff neck and jaw clenching

    • embracingmyself

      952d

      Had a similar experience with abilify. I didn’t feel any different

    • embracingmyself

      952d

      I think I felt Lamictal at about 2 Months. I use it in combination with Zoloft

    • Cbab

      952d

      How long did it take you to feel it working

    • Cbab

      952d

      Awesome thank you so much! And yes they started me on 25mg for 2 weeks and then up to 50 for 2 weeks

    • catbvnny

      952d

      i love lamictal! start super small dosage wise though so the side effects don't smack you in the face if you get any. the side effects from lamictal usually only last about a month. constipation, mild headaches, etc

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