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I Take Lamictal

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    I Like Lamictal A Lot

    this medication is the **** it got away o my HPPD which causes hallucinations that bother!
    mikeogk mikeogk 18-21 May 9, 2012

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    One of the best mood stabilizers

    for bipolar disorder! Weight neutral and no negative side effects.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    So Far So Good.

    I have been taking for about a year. So far it has been working well which is very good for me. I have read some horror stories and many that I have read have been at dosages of 200mg or more. Today the dosage was raised so I am a little nervous right now. I know it should...
    jlocke87 jlocke87 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    RELIEF At Last For Bi-polar/depression

    I take lamictal for my mood disorder.  It made a huge difference in my life.  It is the difference in getting up and the morning - like normal people - without a horrible struggle and sleeping until 12:00 noon - even though I was suppose to work - but just couldnt get...
    PDTexas PDTexas 41-45 4 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Nearly three years ago I fell into a major

    depression. I was in my first year of university and living alone in a new city. I was initially put onto Cipralex 25mg and when that did not work I was put onto Lamictin in conjunction with the Cipralex. I started on 75mg then built up to 100mg. 6 months later I was diagnosed...
    Arabella21 Arabella21 22-25 Mar 11

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    I've been taking 25mg of Lamictal

    for almost a month now and it's working really good from what I can tell,At first my moods were all over the place since that was the first type of medication I had been on,I still have nightmares when I sleep and I had been on Prozac about a week ago but that gave me a headache...
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87 26-30, T Jul 8

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    I've been on lamictal

    since about September. Although it has made me "stable" I also have felt a lot of side effects. When I first began taking it I was lethargic, lazy and always had headaches. I got up to 200mg. I recently started tapering off it because I felt like the side effects, including...
    manicvelvet manicvelvet 22-25, F May 21

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    Lamictal For Bipolar While Pregnant/Nursing

    I was diagnosed with bipolar right before this pregnancy (good timing, right?). The only medication I'd tried before that was Symbyax, which didn't seem to help at all and may have made things worse. Its hard to tell because I was in a crazy spiral at the time, and my anxiety and...
    CrazinessAnonymous CrazinessAnonymous 26-30, F Aug 16, 2012

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    As I read story after story here on EP, I realize very few of us on here take the blame for our failed ........ Whatever. It's always someone else's fault, I didn't do anything...
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    It's been almost seven years since this act was committed. I was too ashamed to tell anyone and didn't know what to do in a situation like this. Now, after seeing this dirtbag and...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Holidays are coming taken at Tower Bridge London :)
    chunkyal chunkyal 46-50, M 8 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    London at night taken from the 68th floor of the Shard :)
    chunkyal chunkyal 46-50, M 11 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My poodle has really bad separation anxiety so when I can, I take him wherever I go. It's so bad, he follows me around the house, there isnt a time where he isn't right where he...
    Megan2134 Megan2134 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    Howard beale - " I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I have a gold ring that I wear all the time. When I sleep, as I shower, even if I needed to wear another ring, I'd still wear this one too. I got this ring from my father, and he...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M Dec 1

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    Though I’m careful not to overdo it nowadays. There’s an attraction once you start taking a supplement and feel minutely better to start taking loads for all the ‘aspects...
    morea morea 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I have nothing prescribed to me. Just a bunch of over-the-counter meds. I take benadryl for my sinuses and to help me sleep. Sometimes I cave and take benadryl when I absolutely...
    Rocksparkles Rocksparkles 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I try to hold on to good things and hope for the best, not the worse. But lately my walls are crumbling down on me. I'm so lost and confused. Not sure who is real, and who's...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I have been a photographic nut for more years than most of you have been alive. It started in High School and continues to today. I remember a Christmas gift from my parents...
    dsm455 dsm455 70+, M 5 Responses Nov 24

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    I like to take pictures of anything. Making something that is taken for granted more often than not, and making it the center of attention gives me joy. I see something beautiful...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    When I look around I see people who are hurting either from the financial challenges they face, health or social issues surrounding them. The world seem not to be more fair on some...
    Rirchu Rirchu 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I would love to take pictures, not the frustrated kind but for the love of taking moments and keeping it forever. I joined a media club, but what use do i have if i don't have a...
    needsoutlet needsoutlet 18-21, F Nov 20

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    I give everyone advices, i listen, i know the problem and i know how to help them do the right thing to solve it, but when it comes to me, i dont know what to do, i take out my...
    DarkAngelxoxo DarkAngelxoxo 13-15, F Nov 20

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    I think I was taken advantage of but I'm not sure. I blacked out. I don't remember if I was dreaming or it was real life. I just feel weird (not as in spiked drink weird, mentally...
    oceanskat oceanskat 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    It's weird taking compliments like "you're cute/attractive" or most positive things towards me BUT If you say you trust and/or respect me, I take them compliments and I love them...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Started a new anti depressant medication hoping it'd have a much better effect, I read this medication helps ppl sleep.. I was already able to sleep only now I sleep and feel...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I don't post on the internet but i do take many :P
    ash99906 ash99906 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I will take you as you are... Though all the flaws and your greatest demise. I will love, not run like the others. I'll stay.
    AzuraA AzuraA 16-17, F Nov 22

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    I do. Im a slow typer and have lots of things going on. Doesnt mean im not interested in talking, just means that It takes a lil while for me to: 1) think of what to say 2) grab...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I would love to have an Adderall buddy to talk about the experiences, the ups and down, and just the over all feelings of adderall. No one knows I take it so it's hard to keep it...
    itsmee33 itsmee33 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Day 30: 1955, The Desperate Hours starring Humphrey Bogart and Frederick March. Bogart and a couple of jailbirds take over a modern day suburban home and terrorize the whole...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Sometimes if i want convey a complex series of thoughts into a message its hard to find the right words and it takes longer. Or i just don't know what to say atm
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 23

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    My laziness and depression leads to days laying in bed, smoking pot and doing nothing but reading fanfiction. "I don't take proper care of myself" is becoming an understatement...
    BubbleCha BubbleCha 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I mean I don't really exercise minus dance and yoga . I eat junk food constantly because I'm too busy to cook for myself and no one takes out food I eat . I smoke . It's a habit...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I respond right away but I'll also take as long as I please. I'm horrible.1
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 23

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    any ladys want to chat about Taken in hand
    bstaats9 bstaats9 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I used to take 20mg a day... But it didn't do much...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I have been taking care of my grandfather for awhile now. He is in a wheelchair. My dad and aunt were supposed to be caring for him but neglected him instead. My grandfathers...
    edemylove edemylove 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I DONT KNOW BUT I LOVE TAKING PICTURES I DONT REALLY HAVE A QUALITY CAMERA SO I HAVE TO BORROW TO MY COUSIN :) they are so lucky they can everything they want here let me share...
    pandafii pandafii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Day 33: The Dream Team 1989, the cult comedy classic starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Boyle. A psychiatrist takes four mental patients on a field trip to...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Nov 26

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    i will do whatever it takes, all the hardships, everything, and i will change this world, make it a better place for everyone, i will be the first Native American President, if i...
    AwesomePossum17 AwesomePossum17 22-25, M Nov 26

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    This was taken 4 days ago in San Francisco. I love travel also !
    yingzilin yingzilin 22-25, F 14 Responses Nov 26

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    I love to take pictures ! !
    yingzilin yingzilin 22-25, F Nov 27

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