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    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    4/20/2016 3:19:16 PM

    Reviewer: Enid Fire, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    No motivation, sluggish, weak, tired all of the time- same as being depressed so whats the point. Above all from 12/2015 to 04/20/2016 I have gained 30 lbs. because I am so unmotivated all I do I sit with no thoughts at all. Worry gone still depressed and fatter than before F%&$ lamictal and all psych medication - keep you FAT and depressed so you keep coming back.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    2/18/2016 11:08:19 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 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:
    Took a few weeks to work. I take this with Abilify (10 mg) and it has truly changed my life. I haven't had a full-blown manic episode, and as long as I've taken the medication, I've never had a major depressive episode either. I'm now at 300mg and it's a life-saver. Literally.

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    2/3/2016 1:43:26 PM

    Reviewer: lili belle, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My psych and neuro docs missed all of the side effects I was having from Lamictal for over a year. My pharmacist recognized them in 3 sec. when she looked at my med list. The drug turned my brain to Jello. I will list them in no particular order. Getting lost for <30 miles while going to dr. Going to church on Tues. at midnight, falls with fractures, needing a cane then a walker, double visio ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    12/18/2015 10:13:31 AM

    Reviewer: Enid Fire, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Overall mood has been better after one week of the 25mg pills one more week at this dose, then I am supposed to increase to 50mg. I have not been sleepy or groggy as many of the anti-depressants made me. I also do not feel any changes in appetite like the anti-depressants seemed to make me eat more. I sleep well and have not had dreams that were anymore weird than usual, as some people have stated ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar Depression
    12/15/2015 4:44:49 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I use it alongside Seroquel and they have been the only reason I am in a good place. I would be nothing without these drugs. The only thing I don't like is that if you don't take it for 3 days you have to wean back onto it because of its half life. Everything else is fabulous!

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