Magnolia Posted April 27, 2006 Share Posted April 27, 2006 I'm up at 100mg Lamictal since last Thursday. I called my pdoc today to let him know that i was having memory problems and losing things, trouble focusing on tasks at work. This has been going before I went up to 100. He told me to go back down to 50 but to continue titrating (though did not give me a schedule) But this has been going on before I went up to 100, which I tried to explain to him, but he didn't really listen to me. Since I have read this is somewhat of a common side effect, I figured he wouldn't be so insistent on lowering the dosage. I was wondering if adding something like Strattera would help out with these issues. He was just bleh on the phone, like he wanted to get off. showed no concern. I feel so good on Lamictal, this is the only bad side effect and I don't think it will change by going down and then titrating up again. Should I call him back tomorrow and say something? I have other issues with my pdoc. I think I'll put them in another thread though. Sorry for the spelling and grammar. I took Ambien and should go to bed. Thanks, Magnolia eta: I didn't know where to put about issues with my pdoc. I'm sleepy and can't seem to find the right forum. so here it is. I guess a whole other issue is I'm not 100% satisfied with him. My tdoc, who I love, recommended him. The first appt was fine, he got my history, put me on Lamictal and handed me these books (The Feeling Good Handbook and Parent Effectiveness Training). I was open to them and later realized they will not help me at all (my tdoc agrees). The second time I should have had a 30 or 45 min appt with him (not sure how much time his appts are for yet). The second time, he spent the first 5-10 minutes writing out emergency scripts for a patient coming in so I think I only spent 25 minutes with him for $190. Everytime I tried to tell him about the tragedies in my life that made me the way I am he kept bringing up those books. We got no where. It was only in the last 2 minutes that I was able to tell him about my social anxiety and get a prescripton for that. Then I was rushed out the door. He has me titrating up on Lamictal, but just told me where he wanted me to be by the appt, just go up to 150, then 200. no time frame, no # of days. I just don't want to have to switch again. And I liket this guy, so I realize I have to say something but I'm scared to. because I'm terrible at talking to people and standing up for myself. I don't know how to bring up meds that I've researched online or the fact that I think I might be bp2. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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