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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lamictal Oral.

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Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/24/2014 12:31:08 PM

Reviewer: Traveler, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this just a few days. Was suicidal (again) just 4 days ago and at my lowest in a year. No sleep and this finally helped me stop the mind chatter and get some sleep. I feel great in a short period of time. So far so Good!

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/17/2014 8:16:13 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was misdiagnosed with bipolar, but I won't recommend this to anyone who's bipolar because this terrible medicine made me confused and made my hands shake. Don't give this to kids because like me, they will get terrible grades because they can't focus. If you are bipolar, take abilify.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/5/2014 3:46:21 AM

Reviewer: Lori, 45-54 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:
My psychiatrist tried to get me to try this for years, and I resisted because of the risk of the fatal rash. I had tried just about every other drug there was, with little or no help. Then, in 2010, my dad passed away and sent me into a major spiral. I agreed to try the Lamictal, and it has done wonders for me. I take 300/mg daily, along with Wellbutrin and Celexa. I hate to think of where I might ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/25/2014 12:42:12 PM

Reviewer: jess, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking Seroquel and Lamictal due to suicidal thoughts,low mood and pessimistic view of life which are caused by family and friendship relationship problems. My doses for Seroquel ranges between 100-200mg and Lamictal 25-100mg at various times. I don't exactly know the effects of Lamictal but it worked well with Seroquel. It helped stabilize my mood and make things seem a litt ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
6/11/2014 10:48:31 AM

Reviewer: Jojogal001, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I actually am diagnosed with schizo affective disorder, of whic bipolar is a part. I was taking risperdol, zoloft and Xanax, but was still very depressed. It was to the point that I had stopped eating preppy and could not take care of myself hygienically. I didn't care how I looked, if my coo these were dirty, or if I smelled. I only took a shower every 10-14 days. Basically until I couldn' ... Show Full Comment

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