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Dr. Vikas, I have talked to you before. Im now on 150 mg of

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Dr. Vikas,
I have talked to you before. Im now on 150 mg of lamictal for 7 days now after gradually moving up the last 5 weeks or so. My depressive mood is not too bad. I have been dealing with not panicking to much. My major issue is the scary dark thoughts. They come and go through the day but sometimes they get overwhelming. I will be talking again to the psychiatrist in the next few days for a follow up. When should i know if the lamictal will work for this or not. I figure 150 mg is close to therapeutic level. I will be moved up to 200 mg next week. They said if after being on 200 mg for a few weeks doesnt work then they probably will add something else like an ssri. What do you think? What should i do when it gets a little overwhelming while im testing out medications? Thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

Have you ever tried psychotherapy specially Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

What about Relaxation techniques, ever tried them also?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i have. I actually have 2 therapists. One online and one i see physically.