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Does Lamictal Help Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Uses of Lamictal: Well... it would reduce one's chance of having a seizure :-) In addition to treating some types of seizure disorder, Lamictal can reduce the risk of depression arising in people with bipolar disorder. It can also be used as part of treatment for borderline personality disorder, or sometimes as part of treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. ...Read more
Prevent mania: Prevent seizures, treat some pain syndromes. Hope this is helpfull ...Read more
Lamictal: Lamictal is not usually prescribed for depression alone, but it can be helpful for people with bipolar depression. For people who need it, Lamictal is usually well-tolerated. If you don't need it, it would expose you to possible side effects needlessly. For a description, see: http://tinyurl.Com/mqosmjf. ...Read more
I'm up to 50 mg of Lamictal and it's been nearly two weeks. Next week I go up to 100 mg and I'm wondering when the symptoms of depression will lessen?
My psychiatrist put me on first lamictal and now Trileptal for depression. Are these fda approved for depression?
Taking 100 mg daily of lamictal for seizures, could it also help with mild depression or anxiety? Feel more resilient on it than before.
How effective is lamictal for bipolar disorder? What is typical dose for bipolar? Is it sometimes also used just for depression without mania?
Good medicine: In my practice, i regularly prescribe both topiramate and lamotrigene for bipolar disorder. I have found each to be very effective when taken at full, therapeutic doses. Again, in my practice, I have found that 100-200mgs twice daily is an effective dose range. I have used it occasionally for recurrent depression without mania. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 200mg of lamictal (bp2) and 150 buproprion for depression/anxiety. My anxiety has been steadily getting worse. A caffeine reaction? Any ideas?
I started Wellbutrin, (bupropion) I'm already on lamictal, seriquil. I know I've heard it can cause more depression/suicidal should I continue taking it.i am sad.
Call your prescriber: this morning! Don't alter your medications without talking to your psychiatrist. Do try to reach your doctor before your AM dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion) to discuss your treatment. Continue CBT. Let your psychologist know that you are feeling more depressed, also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get headaches behind the head. Is it due to depression/anxiety or meds? I'm on haldol, (haloperidol) lithium, and lamictal. MRI normal.
I take lamictal for seizures. My psych suggested I take wellbutrin or Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression. Should I be concerned about my seizures reoccurring?
I am on lithium 900 mg and lamictal 25 mg. I feel tired, have headaches and feel angry and irritable. Isuffer from depression and I am a worry wart. These symptoms have been affecting me from years. Can depressionor worry cause these symptoms or just mild
If I am on Lamictal for depression and Topamax (topiramate) for migraines will seizure activity still show up on my 24 hr EEG test?
Explanation: Both Lamictal and Topamax (topiramate) are anti-epileptic drugs, and both could control seizures in an additive fashion. But both have therapeutic ranges, and doses may not be sufficient to control all spells. You doctor obviously feels there may be break-through events that need to be confirmed. The EEG is likely very worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wellbutrin, buspar, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and lamictal together seems like to much for anxiety and depression - what do you think ?
I am on 450 mg of effexor, (venlafaxine) 300 mg of lamictal and 100 mg of quetiapine for bipolar depression. How would i know if these are too much?
Download & Effexor (venlafaxine) : Rxlist.com from your computer or any smart phone or such device. You can look up many facts that are intended for consumers. In there you'll find that Effexor (venlafaxine) has a maximum daily dose of 375 mg per day. Please discuss with your doctor on lowering the dose to avoid cardiologic side effects eg increased her blood pressure for one. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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