Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York State. Thank you for using Just Answer, I am here to help you. Can you answer two questions please....how long have you been taking the Lamictal and what is the dosage you are taking? Thank you, ***** ***** be waiting for your answer. Sincerely, Linda
Okay, thank you. 200mg is the lower dose of this medication which is a good factor. There are some things you can do to minimize withdrawal symptoms; please avoid stimulants such as coffee, sugar, cigarettes, etc. No, I am here, I want to share more info with you also.
You should continue taking your other medications as prescribed. Here are some of the more common withdrawal symptoms you might experince, however each person reacts to withdrawal differently. :
Okay, I just wanted to make sure you knew what could be some of the side effects. I have been in a clinical position for over 20 years and to tell you the truth, every person reacts differently to missed doses of a psychotropic medication. I have treated individuals who have shown up in the emergency psychiatric department of our hospital who were in distress after one day without their medication.
Please don't worry about being rude, I understand and I definitely want you to get the best service possible tonight. Would you like me to transfer your question over to one of the medical doctors? We don't have one of our psychiatrists online in the mental hhealth departmetn tonight, but we do have medical doctors online.
What I was saying in my previous text is that I have treated individuals in therapy who can miss several doses of a medication and were relatively symptom free and then I have experienced someone who missed one day and they were so anxious that they showed up to the hospital to be evaluated and receive their medication there. Every person reacts differently. The fact that you are on a lower dose is a good factor for minimizing wd symptoms.
How about if I opt out of this question and transfer you to one of the medical doctors and if you are not satisfied with their help you would not have to pay for your services tonight. Lamictal is a fairly common medication that is also prescribed for individuals who have seizures, an MD would be familiar with this medication. I wish you all the best. Linda
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I have a post-doctorate in psychopharmacology, so I am able to help you. Are you basically that if you do not take your Lamictal over the weekend are you at risk for problematic withdrawal symptoms?