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smashyashey69

733d

Any tips for starting on Lamictal? Prior to my appointment they had me researching Lithium but put me on this instead due to medical history so I am going in blind.

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    • Downtown_Surround

      724d

      I started Lamictal, found that it helped my depressive episodes but not my manic ones. Lexapro was added to the mix, then eventually Olanzapine as well. I’ve found Lamictal works better with a combination of meds.

    • Downtown_Surround

      724d

      I started Lamictal, found that it helped my depressive episodes but not my manic ones. Lexapro was added to the mix, then eventually Olanzapine as well. I’ve found Lamictal works better with a combination of meds.

    • Atatizakti

      724d

      I’ve been on lamictal for over 10 years and it’s helped me more than any other medication I’ve tried.

    • FireBird

      733d

      When I first started on it, I was really sleepy for the first week. Take it at night before bed. It takes about 4 weeks to build up in your system but then you should see some improvement. Don't go off of it cold turkey! It can lead to super mania or super depression. They start you on a low dose and titrate up. Safer than lithium too

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