I had an increase in Lamictal three weeks ago because of awful depression and hypomanic episodes, agitation, anger. I think I am starting to feel better (don't want to trust that yet), and wondered if anyone knows how long the Lamictal takes to begin to work. I do hope that's what happening.
Thanks again, and hello to all the wonderful people on this board. It's just a life-saver for me, and I am so grateful.
It took me about a month to get to a top dosage of 450 mg; it kind of helped, in that I wasn't so dramatically up & down...but I ended up discontinuing it and am searching for another mood stabilizer. Good luck!!
Mine took about 4weeks to work at its full potential. But I love it! My doctor said he was going to "lamictify" me, which is lamictal and abllify. I was put on both of them so I can't be sure, but I think the lamictal was the one that really decreased the mood swings. Abilify, i've heard, is more for the psycotic symptoms (which are also gone). I've just had a really good experience with lamictal!!