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I have been taking Lamictal for only 5 weeks now for Bipolar

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I have been taking Lamictal for only 5 weeks now for Bipolar depression(intrusive thoughts) it helped immediately ,even on 25 mg within 2 days. I have moved uo to 50mg. for the last two weeks, but have noticed that my depression and intrusive thoughts have already returned:(is this normal? I del better the last month then I have in 15 years...anitdepressants have not worked for me.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 months ago.

yes this is normal. The target dose of lamictal is usually 200 mg per day.

So it is normal to not respond fully to lower doses

I would increase slowly

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