I've been on 300mg for about 6 weeks (am BP2) and have no energy or excitement about life. I'm not in that dark depression that I've been in before being diagnosed as BP vs. depression. As I was bumped up on the lamictal, I felt great and had lots of energy and it didn't really seem to be the hypomanic...no shopping sprees - just lots of functional energy.
Because I felt like I was mildly depressed at 200mg, my pdoc increased me to 300mg. But, I really feel about the same. Not having any sleep problems.
I wonder if anyone else has felt this and if so, what did your pdoc do? I remember my dr taking me off antidepressants because she felt like they were causing more problems that benefits. The lamictal seemed wonderful at first, but now...I'm just frustrated and somewhat agitated. I go to see my pdoc Monday, but wondered if anyone here had had similar symptoms.
I do take Klonopin at least 1-2 times daily and still can't get over the guilt of taking it - my dr prescribes it - I just feel like it's a crutch. And to be honest it doesnt always help.