Jump to content
CrazyBoards.org

Recommended Posts

What would be the ideal tapering schedule to get off 200mg Lamictal? How long should this take? I know what my pdoc has in mind, but I'm just curious to hear your opinions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't remember the schedule when I tapered off, but it was relatively quick because Lamictal was making things worse instead of better. Ideally you want to taper off at the same rate that you tapered up, usually in 50mg increments every week or two weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, it's usually best to go off it the same way you went on. However, I got up to 100mg, had horrible mood effects and went off cold turkey without any negative side effects. YMMV though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is your doctor saying something that you think is completely unreasonable?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went off it cold turkey at 200. Granted, I had a tube down my throat, but I survived. However--the risk of some sort of seizure disorder, nevermind other complications, would make me nervous about anything other than the reverse schedule of how I went up--if not even slower.

I'm curious as to why you ask, and also what you mean by "ideal"--considering YMMV, I doubt there is a particular ":ideal".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is your doctor saying something that you think is completely unreasonable?

Pdoc is saying 25mg every month, which is much more slowly than I went on. She's really conservative and I guess this isn't going to be any different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...