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Is lithium and lamictal a good combination for. Depression?

Is lithium and lamictal a good combination for. Depression?

For bipolar: This combination makes sense for bipolar depression, but not for unipolar depression. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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What would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who doesn't have depression?

What would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who doesn't have depression?

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

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What does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have depression?

What does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have depression?

Prevent mania: Prevent seizures, treat some pain syndromes. Hope this is helpfull ...Read more

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I was wondering what would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who does not have any depression?

I was wondering what would 200mg of lamictal do to someone who does not have any depression?

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

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Please explain what does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have any depression?

Please explain what does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have any depression?

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, why expose yourself to possible side effects? http://tinyurl.com/mqosmjf. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Longer: Lamictal is a seizure medication used to prevent the depression in future cycles of Bipolar depression. However, it's not an antidepressant for the acute part of depression. Therefore, your doctor may need to treat you with another antidepressant until the depression subsides ...Read more

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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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My psychiatrist put me on first lamictal and now Trileptal for depression. Are these fda approved for depression?

My psychiatrist put me on first lamictal and now Trileptal for depression.  Are these fda approved for depression?

MOOD STABILIZERS: Both Lamotrigine and oxcarbamazepine are mood stabilizers such as depressive mood, they approved by fda for this indications, orginally they are anti-seizure medications. ...Read more

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How effective is lamictal for bipolar disorder? What is typical dose for bipolar? Is it sometimes also used just for depression without mania?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Get headaches behind the head. Is it due to depression/anxiety or meds? I'm on haldol, (haloperidol) lithium, and lamictal. MRI normal.

Get headaches behind the head. Is it due to depression/anxiety or meds? I'm on haldol, (haloperidol) lithium, and lamictal. MRI normal.

Occipital HA: Review your medications & symptoms with your doctor to rule out muscle tension that could relate to the psychotropic medication Haldol (haloperidol). ...Read more

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If I am on Lamictal for depression and Topamax (topiramate) for migraines will seizure activity still show up on my 24 hr EEG test?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more