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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 11 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 11 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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