CX5 Posted July 4, 2012 Share Posted July 4, 2012 Hi folks, Im looking for a feedback from anyone experience with this medication together. I cannot seem to get myself stabilized with this together, except if I take it with the sodium valproate. I am in Australia, we call Sodium valproate (epilim) I was previously on 500mg twice a day for my bipolar 1 mixed episode (dysphoric depression + hypomania) Because i was cycling between depressive episode and negative thinking. My pdoc and myself decided to try the lamictal treatment. to combat depressive episode in bipolar. initially he wants me to stop the epilim altogether and titrate the lamictal instead. I found that the lamictal alone does not help with the manic symptoms. I was very restless whilst sleeping, couldnt get a good nite sleep. so i ended up taking 500mg of the epilim in the morning and about an hour later the lamictal. I find that after taking the lamictal eg: 75mg it did made me feel good for a few hours.. but by the afternoon.. it seems to fade off. After taking the lamictal i noticed also it maight reduces the sodium valproate effect. Usually in the evening i have to take another lamictal at about the same dosage. its was meant to be taken in divided dosage. I cannot find myself to be stabilised even after taking 500 mg epilim in the morning / 75mg lamictal morning & 75mg lamictal evening. My question to expert and members should i consider taking the epilim at back to my inital dosage and take lamictal just once a day in a small dosage like 50mg or 75mg at night. I am really clueless and even my pdoc needs to open up his PI information for that whilst he is listening to me in his computer. What is the best treatment regiment you folks has find a benefit. I like the lamictal the serotorergic effect, i know about the interaction also between these two drugs. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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