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Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/2/2015 12:32:28 AM

Reviewer: turtlelady6, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on Lamictal 11 years now and wouldn't dream of taking anything else. Once I got off Depakote and started on Lamictal, it was like night and day. It mellowed me out, but not in a zombie-type manner. I haven't had one manic episode since I started it. Generic meds aren't effective for me, so I take the name brand, and no they're not the same. There's a 20% differenc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
5/19/2014 11:45:00 PM

Reviewer: mindywatson74, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I began taking 400 mg of Lamictal ODT last week. I started out at 200 mg two years ago and have gradually increased over time. 150 to 200, then 300 to 350, and as of one week ago, 400 mg. My doctor had adjusted the dosage to help stabilize my mood swings. I also take Buproprion SR (150 mg) and Clonazepam (.5 mg). I take Adderall (30 mg) for my ADD. Since my recent increase with my Lamictal, in a w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
11/1/2013 11:26:23 PM

Reviewer: Ginny, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007. i am now on the max (400 mg per day). i am also taking 20 mg of prozac daily. i am much more stable than i was before this medication. i still experience manic periods, and once in a while depressive moods, but nothing like the suicidal depression i was having before starting the meds. pills are chalky and hard to swallow, sometimes gag me. the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/29/2013 10:20:31 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on it for a few years and it really helps with my bipolar depression. It works about 80% of the time. A few times a year I think about adding some other med to supplement it but it never really helps. Good med!

Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/29/2012 2:40:40 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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