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  1. Another for lamictal. For me 25 to 50 wasn’t bad at all in terms of side effects. 50 to 100 and 100 to 150 caused a ton of side effects. Probably about 12 days into a dose increase, they would abate. This included the common harmless rash, which made the entire process nerve wracking.
  2. “You go to the doctor a lot” my reply is that im falling apart. ”you don’t sleep do you” when im sending emails at 3 am. Umm insomnia, yeah coworkers, insomnia. yeah, hope they’re not on to me.
  3. So i get the point that it attenuates cycling and lengthens the time between episodes, but what if anything does it feel like when you’re euthymic? Does it improve your baseline? Or does it feel relatively neutral? Like invisible? Or just a sense of calm? im on two. Well one proven and one that can be argued as an adjunct or not at all. It helps my baseline. So im also curious if that is a common experience.
  4. I take it for the possible memory improvements as I'm on two ACs which have the reputation of causing memory issues. It might be helping. I have not noticed any positive effects for anxiety.
  5. @browri I knew i could count on you :). And you described one of the effects of lamotrigine perfectly as well, stuff just "rolls off your shoulders" @Melancholya If it helps add color (colour?) to this, I spoke to my pdoc the other day, while my possible eventual target dose is 200mg, I'm going to cruise along with 150mg for a while.
  6. I don't need as much sleep 4 hrs feel fine. Crap on a stick
  7. it's pretty much ad-hoc intermittent fasting https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intermittent-fasting-surprising-update-2018062914156 My BMI is 22.3. From my scale, which apparently is a horrible way to determine body fat percentage, mine clocks in at 11.7 To clarify, when i do eat, i am hungry, this isn't the complete absence of hunger. I pretty much also control this via my pants. too fat for my pants, eat less. too skinny for my pants, eat more. I just don't want to buy new pants. When i do exercise, i do multiple sets of bodyweight exercise, like 10x 6 of pullups and 10 x 6 of ring dips. Gaining weight without a strength increase would also wreck my shit.
  8. I've been on wellbutrin for nearly 2 years. While the wellbutrin did have appetite suppressing features, 150 of lamotrigine seems to have obliterated it. Lamotrigine is a very recent thing, so I've had a good amount of time on wellbutrin and wellbutrin + gabapentin to be able to tell the difference. I've had a handful of nuts today..probably about 110 calories according to the packaging. It's 5 pm and i guess i'm starting to get a little hungry. There is a chance that my mood is elevating which also could explain why I'm not hungry. I still need sleep however, so probably not.
  9. Decreases my appetite if anything. Started at about 100mg. I can go from morning to 5pm, with either nothing but water or maybe a handful of peanuts and id be fine
  10. Very good. Great in fact. Shit I hope this isn't a prodrome. Not being able to trust moods sucks
  11. makes sense. i think Blah is a prime example of being able to get away with lamotrigine monotherapy for a good long while. Lamotrigine can actually improve dysfunction..at least in those with epilepsy..which would entail larger doses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16434217 will not cause dysfunction in those with mood disorders https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wps.20509 Here's a decent article about psychotropics and sexual dysfunction https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/59789/prescribing-preserve-or-restore-sexual-function Now that i think about it, the gabapentin does cause a bit, more in line of ED, but not desire or pleasure. You're a chick so i guess that's not an issue for you, lol.
  12. Yeah, Lamotrigine is not known to alleviate sexual dysfunction that comes with SSRIs. In the USA, bupropion or mirtazapine is added to help. If those don’t work then you might be out of luck in terms of SSRIs. You might have to try tricyclics if you want to stay on the antidepressant train. If i were you, given sexual dysfunction is a big problem, id start with going on the rima and evaluate from there.
  13. Sedated but calm. Been super tired all day. Not sure where it is coming from.
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