Re: lamictal and other questions
I tapered up on the suggested schedule, with the sample pack (sorry, I can't remember the specifics, but I know it took me 5 weeks to hit 100mg.)
I felt nothing at all, no relief from a suicidally severe depression at all, until I hit 100 mg. Then it was like a miracle, I felt like I'd never really felt before--the horrible fog of depression lifted. I've been able to stay at 100mg. since.
So I don't know if that will happen for you or not, but I'd really try to hang on for the tapering up period, if you can. And if 100mg doesn't do it for you, I think the standard dose is actually 200 mg., so you have room to go.