I Take Lamictal

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    May 21, 2014

    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

    I've taken lamictal for the last 3 years

    for my mood swings. I just recently found out that lamictal can cause water retention and edema in the face and body. Well, my face has been swollen since I've been in it and I've gone to specialists and doctor's who had no clue why my face was swollen. They thought I had...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2015

    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, 2014

    Started Lamictal. Had to quit smoking herb.

    Sucks but I prefer to be stable than smoking my evening joint with a side of netflix... Although I'm itching for it now.
    sunafterstorm sunafterstorm
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    I've taken lamictal for the last 3 years

    for my mood swings. I just recently found out that lamictal can cause water retention and edema in the face and body. Well, my face has been swollen since I've been in it and I've gone to specialists and doctor's who had no clue why my face was swollen. They thought I had...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive
    26-30, F
    May 30, 2015

    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, 2014

    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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