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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of lamotrigine oral.

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Condition: Bipolar Depression
1/6/2016 6:01:45 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
BP2. Coming off lithium I found myself more energetic and dynamic. At first I was having some serious suicidal ideation, but that passed. Now the problem is that I'm beset by a feeling of bleakness, on occasion. It's not entirely like depression, being without emotion or fear.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
11/8/2015 12:04:44 AM

Reviewer: 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:
After quite a few years of a misdiagnosis and treatment for depression and/or ADD, I was accurately diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed Lamotrigine. I have been taking 300mg for almost 10 years now, and I am thrilled with the level of stability I have experienced over these years. Overall I'm very happy with my experience with this medication.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
10/15/2015 11:40:23 PM

Reviewer: Zach, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is the first medication that has truly worked for my bipolar. Beforehand, I had bounced around many SSRI's and Anti-psychotics all to no avail. My psychiatrist finally decided to start me on Lamotrigine and since then, my quality of life has significantly improved. I now take 300mg/day and am very impressed with the results.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
4/26/2015 7:17:44 AM

Reviewer: Patient , 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Went off celexa for anxiety. Slowly worked up to 200 mg. felt like I was going to jump out of my skin with the first 200mg dose. It seems 9 hours after I take it I become very nauseous, and have diarrhea. Wake up out of a dead sleep, feel like I have the stomach flu. Cut down to 100mg, still feeling like that. First they gave me Lamasil (sp) to ease into full strength then the full dose was lamotr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
3/13/2015 4:18:54 AM

Reviewer: Fiona, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am lucky that I have not had any side effects from this medication. For me it took a number of months to build up the effective dosage of 200mg per day. However, despite the improvement due to Lamotrigine my mood (due to Bipolar II) has still been unstable. So now I have just started on Seroquel XR. Good luck and good health to all of you with bipolar disorder and remember MENTAL HEALTH IS TR ... Show Full Comment

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