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I have been taking 25 mg twice a day on lamotrigine for

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I have been taking 25 mg twice a day on lamotrigine for depression and anxiety for at least 20 days I have been given it by my doctor for depression and anxiety all I seem to feel is depressed and I cry a lot for no reason at all is this how this medication suppose to help I will be seeing my doctor in two weeks I don't feel I am getting any help from it.
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lamotrigine is a medication used to treat bipolar disorder which is a mental disorder with severe highs and manic episodes as well as causing severe lows and depressions.

25mg twice a day is a very low starting dose for this medication.

the dose has to be slowly increased up over time up to 100mg a day with a max dose of 200mg a day.

it doesn't sound like your doctor has started to slowly increase the dose properly.

does your doctor think you have bipoloar disorder?

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