| | Possible misdiagnosis-help with switch from lamictal to ssri?
I am newly on Lamictal (been on for about two months), and I am currently taking 75mg. I went up to 200 (as is generally the plan with Lamictal), but I experienced intense depressive thoughts at 200 mg and had to come back down.
I have been at 75mg for about two weeks now, and I have noticed that though my mood is stabilizing, it is generally a depressed mood that I'm in. I am scared to go back up on this medication, and I am wondering if maybe I was misdiagnosed with bipolar II disorder. I came in to the doctor during a time of extreme work and personal life stress, so perhaps I actually have major depressive disorder but with situational anxiety.
Also, I am 28 and a female, so I would like to consider pregnancy, and being on Lamictal during pregnancy is not advised.
If anyone has gone from Lamictal to an SSRI, I would greatly appreciate your input, especially if you, like me, were diagnosed during a time of acute stress, which may have led to an incorrect diagnosis. Thanks.