Lamictal Induced Mania

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HAs anyone had experience with Lamictal causing mania? It definetely did for me. Landed me in the hospital for 6 days and took a full month to subside. Thanks, Pati

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Maxine Ruiz Says:

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cindy Says:

To Pati..YES, I have had trouble titrating dosage up to as little as 50 mg. each time, within 3 days, I was "wild". I have been on it for 3 months at 25 mg/day and can't stand it anymore. I am feeling that anger and uncontorollable impulses again. and no sleep. I am stopping this tonight and pray that I find a doctor who actually understands the anxiety part and bipolar people need sleep, desperately.

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Eve Says:

To Pati
I have just quit for the very same reasons but had hallucinations to add to the mix. I was only on it for Epilepsy and have just come off 100mg cold turkey as couldn't take it anymore. I was completely manic and anxious and had complete Insomnia. I have just been prescribed Seroquel to deal with withdrawal and side-effects which is helping. Try to see if they can put something in place before you stop I didn't but should have. Take Care

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Mamabear54 Says:

I have been on Lamictal for only a week,and the mania and anxiety has been off the charts.I rather feel slightly depressed than feeling this. How long will this last?

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Connie Says:

It has been considered by psyciatrists to have a slight antidepressant effect. It’s not a normal mood stabilizer it does have an up to it.

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