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lyme in Putnam
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If so, what was it used for? It has a few uses, but my llmd psych started me on it yesterday to offset the anafranil that I take for ocd. If you do, what milligrams do you take?

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I have been taking Lamictal (150mg) at bedtime for several years.

It is a mood stabilizer and it really does help me. I just feel better with it and I am not so up and down as I had been.

One doctor (not my usual one) told me that he thought it was a wonder drug.

I hope it helps you!

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Lamictal is also used for seizures. I was taking it for a short while to calm down the severe neuro activity I was having. The nerves in my head all the way down to my feet were in constant
over drive.

Had to stop because my liver enzymes went through the roof.

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I've been taking it for about 2 years for partial seizures. I take 200 mg. It is also used for

Bipolar disorders. So I can see how it is a mood stabilizer.

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I was given this a few years ago (before I knew I had lyme) for Bipolar. That is what my doc thought was wrong with me. Now I think it was just lyme. But anyways, read the label for side effects and warnings. I had an allergic reaction to it. A rash on my legs. So had to stop taking it. Best of luck!

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I was just put on it for seizures. I'm on a very low dose of 12.5 mg. I will be working my way up. I'm very sensitive to most meds.

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I just started on it about 12 days ago for a mood disorder. I am doing 25mg for 2 weeks, then 50mg 2 weeks and so on to get to a theraputic dose of 100mg or more.
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lyme in Putnam
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Does anyone know if there's a difference with generic lamictal and brand. My doc wants me to have brand and I'm not sure why. thanks

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Not sure, I take generic and it can be expensive, depending on your insurance. I paid $200 the first year and now only $5! Not sure how that all works??

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