As the title says!
Time to see if anticonvulsants are right for me since I experience, although very rarely, bipolar symptoms. I'm not exactly the textbook case of bipolar II, perhaps the term cyclothymia would be even more suiting, but I do have hypomania rarely, and am often mood swinging, although my mood is standardly low. I also seem to react very strongly to all antidepressants in the first couple days and when stopping them.
My doctor doesn't know the dosage schedule too well, but I searched it on the web. Basically, 25mg for week 1 & 2, 50mg for week 3 & 4, 100mg week 5, then +50mg per week from there. Can any of you numerous lamictal users confirm?
Btw, the pills taste so good! I split 50mg pills in 2 for starters.
The info on the notice isn't exactly conforting, with the rash. Even if you don't get the Steven Johnson one, you might very well end up with some form of rash especially on the face area, apparently...
We'll see in due time.
I have a couple questions:
Is my schedule for dosing correct?
Is there a problem with splitting 50mg doses in half?
When should I get alarmed about the rash? If I do developp some, should I immediately stop?
Thanks in advance guys!
It seems there's a trend of bipolar diagnosis around here lately