Re: Newly diagnosed bipolar
Hi Kimba77 -
Lamotrigine is the generic name for Lamictal. It can have a dangerous side effect so I hope your doctor prescribed it to you correctly. You must gradually increase the dose in case a rash appears, which can lead to some other serious disease.
I have Bipolar II. I take Depakote, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin and Trazadone.
Before I went on Depakote I was on Lamictal at 75 mg 1x day. It was then increased to 2x a day and I then became hypomanic. As usual, I hit rock bottom and my Pdoc took me off the Lamictal and put me on the Depakote.
So to answer your question I guess I did get revved up and agitated but at a much higher dose.