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kbunny

712d

Hello, i was wondering if anyone had any advice on medications for bi polar type 2, and particularly with Lamictal, just want to hear someones experience with it.. thank you!

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    • hotpinkmonkey

      610d

      I'm taking it now and it has helped me so so very much. My lows feel manageable instead of devastating and empty. And my highs are more even. But I will say my physician scared me when they first put me on it. Be sure to research the rash and know what to look for.

    • hotpinkmonkey

      610d

      I'm taking it now and it has helped me so so very much. My lows feel manageable instead of devastating and empty. And my highs are more even. But I will say my physician scared me when they first put me on it. Be sure to research the rash and know what to look for.

    • Chellexia

      625d

      It worked well for me the first time I took it. I was on it for several years without issue. I took it with Welbutrin. My car blew up and I ended up missing an appointment and no way to get to another for almost a year. When I tried to take it this time we (my dr and I) increased the dose from 100mg to 200mg and about 2 weeks later I broke out in a terrible rash. Even after I stopped taking it it took another 2 weeks for all my symptoms to subside. I'm taking Latuda now. I actually like it much better. It seems to help me like 1000 times better. I do still take Welbutrin.

    • Morticia013

      628d

      Lamictal is amazing for me. Been on for 8 yrs. That at sertraline have been the perfect combo. Don't get me wrong once in awhile I'm manic or depressed but some days I think that's cuz of the other medical issues I have. I have ESRD and am on dialysis. That alone is depressing.

      • Mellabear82

        625d

        @Morticia013 I'm on the same combination of medications for My Bi polar 2 and it seems to be doing good for me. I too do get manic and depressed once and awhile to due to other health issues too. I don't think any medication is going to work 100% perfect all the time!!

    • mikureal

      628d

      Lamictal didn’t really work for me it just made me gain weight and made me more depressed? However I think sertraline has worked the best for me as well as quetiapine for a mood stabilizer

    • aries02

      630d

      I really was not a fan of lamictal. My mood didn’t fluctuate much but i was still pretty depressed fairly often, although it wasn’t nearly as severe. Had a lot of memory issues, especially with word recall. The best way to describe it is that lamictal made me feel like a had a lobotomy. I’m on to topamax now and I love it. Side effects are a little crazy at first but go away after a few weeks and were worth it for me. I feel normal for the first time in years and I think I’m finally going to be able to get my life back on track :) Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions

    • totalkiwi

      630d

      I was on Seroquel for 2 years and had a lot of health complications due to it, even though I was on the lowest dose. I felt like a zombie and I was always so tired. I'm on low dose Zyprexa now and it's not only helped with my highs and lows, it's helped me with social anxiety as well! My night terrors stopped once I went off Seroquel as well. My only issue I have with Zyprexa personally, is I've had more auditory hallucinations when I'm stressed than I used to.

    • mangosmom

      630d

      love lamictal!

    • EmptyBucket

      630d

      It worked very well for me when i was on it!

    • Jamboi

      630d

      It Worked well for me with no side effects at all.

    • DottieStone

      694d

      I've been on lamictal for over 20 years. It works well for me. I do get the night sweats from it.

    • reegan

      695d

      ive been taking seroqel for a while and it has helped alot! the only downside for me personally is if i i miss a day it can send me into an episode so if u use it be cafeful!

    • Gemini2008

      706d

      I like neurontin!!!!!! Game changer lol

    • cinnamon_sunlight

      710d

      Lamictal has been a good choice for me! I’ve been on it for going on 4 years. Little to no side effects. I haven’t noticed any emotional blunting, either. It’s been a very stable medication for me— and I’ve had to try lots of options that were not.

    • Jamboi

      711d

      I take Depacote it works really well for me. Just try some of them if you don't like one switch it. Of course, money is always is an issue so you can ask for a liver enzyme test and thay can predict which ones might give you problems.

    • Harvey78

      712d

      Im on latuda not sure what lamictal is... 60 mg latuda work for me

    • morbidmac

      712d

      it’s been years since i was on lamictal, now i take a mood stabilizer & anti psychotic. lithium & geodon & i get blood work regularly just to be safe. im also on an ssri for my ocd

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