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5th day on Lamictal and I feel really good

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Old 04-23-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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5th day on Lamictal and I feel really good

Not in a manic good way, but in a way I've never felt before. I think it may possibly be in a normal way. I hope so. The big difference from when I wasn't taking it, is that I have hope. I'm sure part of that is just being diagnosed and looking back on my life and realizing, yes, that's it! And maybe not taking the Nortriptyline that was making me so friggin' tired!

Just thought I'd share some happy thoughts!

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: 5th day on Lamictal and I feel really good

I'm glad that it's working for you! It's good to hear success stories with medication.

Old 04-25-2006, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: 5th day on Lamictal and I feel really good

Howdy, I sure hope it continues to work for you. It took me months to work up to a therapeutic range. I went from 25mg, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250. I had less severe and shorter duration mood swings while I worked my way up to 250. My biggest side effect was a bad short term memory which lasted until I became really stable; and then with each dose increase, within two weeks, I would become very sad, moody like for a few weeks, until the next increase. Now at 250mg Lamictal and 5mg Abilify I'm feeling pretty good, normal like. I wish you well, but don't be surprised or discouraged if you slip back from time to time as you work your way up. Good Luck. k

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