Re: Lamictal side effects???
Hi, welcome to the boards, sorry about your problems.
I also take Lamictal for depression. I started it 8 months ago, and had the same side effects as you. Activation is a very common side effect in the beginning. Hyperness, agitation, irritability,etc. it does go away after a few weeks, you just have to bear with it and ride it out. The benefits of the lamictal far out weigh the original side effects if you can just get through them. As long as you're not having the "rash". Have you contacted your pdoc and talked to him about this? Not taking the Lamictal for 2 days probably isn't the best idea and when you start it again, you'll just start the originating side effects all over again. I guess it comes down to you haveing to make the decision of whether you're willing to get through the activation period or not take the Lamictal, but either or, I'd call your pdoc and let him know what's going on and that you haven't taken the med for 2 days.