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I want to start feeling better

I started taking the medication Lamictal approximately 2 weeks ago, still on 25mg per day. Next week the starter kit ups the dose to 50mg, then after 2 more weeks, 100 mg. I know I'll need a stronger dose eventually because my birth control pills decreases the effectiveness of Lamictal, but right now I just want to feel like I'm going to feel better.

Today I'm feeling pretty good so far. My room is extremely clean now... my mom's friend helped me clean out a lot of stuff and she got all the dust out. I guess I was so excited about my "new room" that I couldn't sleep. I fell asleep around 4 and woke up around 9. Meh, still feeling OK. I think today will be a good day. Hopefully.

I'm trying not to be anxious about work tomorrow. I don't think I have a reason to be. I just get randomly anxious for no reason. Sometimes I'm overly excited about work, other days I just wanna go home. My goal this week is to not take any offered VTO. I need to have a full 40 hour paycheck, ugh.

#bipolardisorder #bipolarIIdisorder

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Cinna wrote on April 18, 2015, 11:34 AM

I took Lamictal for quite a few years and loved it. Just make sure to keep taking it as prescribed - I kept stopping and restarting it and made it quit working!

Pogonotomy wrote on April 18, 2015, 12:02 PM

I'm going to keep taking it as prescribed and just try to stay optimistic :) I'm hoping I don't get too many side effects!

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 18, 2015, 1:14 PM

I hope it keeps working for you, glad you are having a good day so far

MegL wrote on April 18, 2015, 1:33 PM

Hope it makes you feel better soon. I see you have tagged bipolar , though the internet suggests this medication is for epilepsy. I have known a couple of people with bipolar and one of them was on a different medication from yours but it was also used to treat epilepsy. I have heard that a ketogenic (low carb) diet can help, if you are interested. pogonotomy this is a link about the keto diet and bipolar if you are interested.

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CalmGemini wrote on April 18, 2015, 2:59 PM

Hope every thing works out for you and you feel a lot better.Also, rest assured that there wont be any side effects and you will be fine.

peachpurple wrote on April 19, 2015, 1:24 AM

are you sick? I hope that you will feel better. I hate to take pills, can't stand swallow "stones"

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 5:01 PM

I hope you do start feeling better soon, rather than anxious. I'm glad you're doing okay right now though.