Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:02 AM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:58 AM
Yea, automagrt, Xanax made me have short-term memory problems, too, among other things. Is your doctor giving you a choice to start Trileptal? Maybe you can increase your Lamictal up slowly, like add 25mg, and see how you do after about two weeks. Just ask your doc if you can do it slowly and give yourself time to assess how you feel with each 25mg increase.
Anyone else out there taking Lamictal AND Trileptal? I went to the Amen Clinic and had a Spect scan and the psychiatrist i saw thought I should either increase the Lamictal or add Trileptal to the 40mg Cymbalta and 150mg Lamictal I'm already on. I started off at 75mg and after 2 weeks wasn't really noticing anything so I'm at 150mg now, which I've been on for about a week. Can't say I've noticed anything different. I was initially on 200mg Lamictal but we decreased it because I was having night sweats and short term memory problems. I'm thinking now that the memory problems may have been related more to the Xanax which I've been on for the last 3 years but stopped a month ago. So maybe I should just forget the Trileptal and increase the Lamictal? I hate having to spend an extra $20/month on the Trileptal.
I just started Lamictal at 25mg for two weeks, then up to 50mg probably for two weeks. My doc is being very cautious with this because ramping up on it quickly can give you some weird side-effects. How long did it take for you to get to 200mg?
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:54 PM
Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:38 PM
I think I started it by using the starter pack. I'm not sure how long it took, I'm thinking a couple of weeks. The reason I backed down from the 200mg was because of the memory and vivid dreams. For some reason I was thinking it was related to the Lamictal, but the more I've read about Xanax, the more I'm thinking it's related to it instead of the Lamictal. However, I haven't noticed much improvement in memory since I've been off the Xanax, which has been about a month, although I still take it every now and then. From what I recall, I didn't notice much of a difference in my mood between the 200mg and 150mg of Lamictal, so I don't know how much going back up to 200mg would help.
I am starting at 25mg and don't feel much better at all. I feel more angry and mixed up. Hope this clears up. Upping dosage by 25mg per week. Till I reach 100 then go from there.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:34 PM
I hope the SE don't affect you as badly as they affected me. I can't say as to what you should do in your situation, but I'm so glad I'm not on Trileptal anymore.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:21 PM
Edited by automagrt, 13 December 2007 - 06:22 PM.
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