My husband's pdoc just increased his Lamictal from 150 mg to 200 mg - he is also taking 1200 mg Lithium and 40 mg Adderall (for ADHD). He's had the most progress EVER on this combo of meds for about 3 months now, he is doing great.
So my question is....WHY does his pdoc want to continue to increase the Lamictal and eventually take him OFF Lithium?? This combo works better than anything ever has together, why change something that doesn't need changing??
Can a higher dose of Lamictal ALONE even his moods out as well as these 2 meds do together? I thought Lithium was necessary for preventing the mania! The Lamictal has helped with his moods and depression.
This has me soooo nervous and confused.
I want to talk to the pdoc about this and ask him questions.
It has taken us so long to find the right med mix for my hubbie. The thought of "rattling the waters" AT ALL doesn't sit well with me. This has been a long, tough road!
Does anybody have any insight on how successful Lamictal is taken alone for management of rapid cycling BP II? Is this common?
Thank you for all your insight!!