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Why did you stop taking lamictal out of a sudden ?
Do you have lamictal with you and if yes at what dose ?
Are you currently off lamictal ?
I will get back to you once you reply to my queries.
I mean presently have you restarted taking lamictal and if yes how many days have elapsed since you restarted it ?
Thanks for the inputs.
Well you have developed lamictal withdrawal symptoms -- anxiety and depression, due to abrupt stopping of the same but now that you have re-started it 3 days back so it shall take 1 week or so to get settled in your system all over again and once this happens your anxiety and depression will start getting better but it may take an overall 2-3 weeks for the symptoms to subside completely.
Take this as a learning lesson and please do not stop medications abruptly, if at all you would want to stop lamictal in future, kindly ask your doctor to adhere to slow tapering of its dose by 25 mg ever 1 week until the drug is completely stopped.
In order to help you to recover from withdrawal faster than stipulated, you may take 1 mg ativan morning and 1 mg in the evening for 5 days until your symptoms begin to subside that is, this will mitigate your anxiety and stabilize your temperament which as of now must be all over the place.
I hope this helps.
Wish you all the best.
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Well, one thing that you need to accept is that unless and until lamictal does not reach the before levels in your serum / system , the symptoms will not subside, now that it has been only 3 days, you shall have to wait for a week or so for the symptoms to subside in lieu of the returning serum levels of lamictal.
Now secondly, ativan can only help in lessening your anxiety and if it has not be been working before then try taking it at 1.5 mg twice a day x 3 days and if that too does not work then take 2 mg twice a day x 3 days, this shall help your anxiety and other symptoms considerably.
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