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How Much Lamictal Should You Take For Bipolar
Lamictal: Lamictal is one of several meds which are fda approved for bipolar. There is no one best med for every patient. This has to be decided by a patient and the doctor or nurse practitioner. Lithium, depakote, tegritol and most of the atypical antipsychotics are the other choices for treating bipolar disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
Hyper/unfocused on lamictal. 2 MDs say not bipolar, this one says yes. What if someone takes these meds and isn't bipolar? Don't want to switch MDs.
Can lamictal cause sever arm pain from one pil?I took it once&couldnt mov my arm for 4days so i stoped it m diagnosed w bipolar shoud i take it again?
Do not take again: The pdr mentions muscle pain and paralysis as a rare side effect noted when studies for all conditions it is approved for were looked at together. If it were me, i would not take it again. Contact your psychiatrist to discuss this turn of evens as soon as possible so that other alternatives can be worked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In bipolar and on lamictal, but lately I've been having panic attacks. Pdoc says to just take klonopin 2xday. This isn't for long term use, right?
Benzo long term: At one point, 1970's and earlier, benzo's (e.g. xanax, Valium, klonopin) were the treatment of choice. As time progressed, it was discovered that these types of meds were habit forming and lroe became physically depemdent on them (unitentionly). Although Klonopin has a longer half-life than others in this class, it is best to look for other alternative meds for chronic conditions ...Read more
I take 400 mg lamictal 40 Paxil .5-1 clonopin for bipolar/anxiety. Slept well at first now restless at night and nap 2-4 hrs. During the day. Help!
I have bipolar disorder i take medications zyprexa, lamictal and Depakote 500 e.R and i smoked hash weed with medications sometimes i need an advice?
Bipolar Treatment: The research clearly shows that people suffering from bipolar disorder have the best outcomes with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy should occur for an hour at least 1 or 2 times a month and sometimes more often during the course of treatment. Such treatment by good doctors can result in excellent outcomes. Smoking weed or hash is not associated with good outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 5mg saphris and 100mg lamictal for my bipolar diorder. I have noticed that i roll my toungue in my mouth and march in place. I am concerned.
EPS and akathesia: Saphris is an antipsychotic that may cause irritation to an area of the brain making your muscles respond abnormally to nerve enervation. This is what is behind rolling your tongue around in your mouth. The "marching in place", is called akathisia, this term refers to a sense of "inner restlessness". These are both side effects of saphris, i would recommend you havthis discontinued. Maybe you were bipolar disorder could be managed alone with therapeutic levels of l amic tal, above 200 mg a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take probiotics with my meds for BiPolar II,Cymbalta and Lamictal, or does that risk increasing Seratonin levels?
Probably fine: The major concern with Bipolar medications is the pharmacological interaction that might occur. Because probiotics act locally in the gut, there is no reason to not take them. That said, I'm unsure if they will help you in any way ... But they should be ok to take with Cymbalta & Lamictal. ...Read more
Was prescribed Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder. What's the possibility of getting nystagmus or a rash? Is it safe to take with ADHD meds?
Lamictal, Concerta: I understand your concern. Lamictal can cause nystagmus, diplopia, blurred vision and rash. Thank you for information about using Concerta, it can cause emotional lability and insomnia. hallucinations, mania. See a Psychiatrist for definitive Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, frequency of medication monitoring; Therapy for stress.in your life, Breathing Relaxation and Yoga ...Read more
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
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