I take mine in the morning. I always take pills in the morning, simply because it's a part of my routine. Otherwise, I'd forget. It just seems natural to take my pills with a drink before I brush my teeth. I tend to fall asleep a lot at night (curse you, SSRI's!), so I'd never remember to take my Lamictal at night or be able to predict when I'd fall asleep.
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior.'"
I've been on the starter pack for about a week now in addition to a very low dose of lithium. I take the Lamictal and lithium in the morning with breakfast, and the second dose of lithium at night. I was experiencing panic attacks when I would take larger doses of meds at night, so I started spacing them out and taking the larger doses in the morning and it's worked better for me. However, the neither the Lamictal nor the lithium causes me to be drowsy, but some people have reported that these medications do, so I think it's just whatever works for you, like the others said.
Thanks for the input, guys! I've decided to take it at noon every day for the time being.. Because that is one time of day that I am almost always awake. Today I took my first tablet, I only took half of a 25mg tablet, because I am really worried about side effects, so want to start super-duper slowly.
Someone mentioned something about clumsiness... Can you elaborate on that? Is that a really common/problematic response? Because I am already quite the clutz as it is..
Wanderingsoul, you should always start at 25mg, not anymore. If you look at the starter pack, it keeps you on 25mg for two weeks, then 50mg for two weeks until you get up to 100mg. Apparently, the slower you begin increasing the meds, the less likely you are to experience side effects, hence the starter pack. So, even if you don't experience any side effects, follow the directions on the starter pack, and report any concerns to your doctor right away. I was afraid of the side effects, too, but so far, I haven't experienced any. I am on my second week and feeling fine, no reaction at all. Just make sure you report any signs of a rash or any anxiety, things like that, right away.