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Old 05-24-2020, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Lamictal dose.

I hope everyone doing their best to cope these days.

I am wondering what is your average dose of Lamictal. I have been on 200mg since the middle of March. In the last week I have noticed an uptick in my anxiety which is effecting my sleep a little. I am thinking it is a combination of my body needing a higher dose and finally realizing what the new normal that is facing our world.

Plus, being out of work doesn’t help. I’m finally getting unemployment but that was a fight and they still messed it up. So now I’m waiting for them to correct that but at least I’m getting enough to survive.

Just sucks because I’ve been worrying what’s going to happen when unemployment runs out. I need to not worry and just be happy I’m getting enough to survive.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lamictal dose.

When I first was on it I hit 150mg and I wanted to sit there and see how it did .. After 2-3 years I had slowly worked my way to up 300mg

Most people "usually dont notice it helping til they hit 150 or 200 .. If your still having symptoms then an increase might help you..

I know a few people that are on 450mg but its not that common.. Most Pdocs seems to do 350 and if its not helping then time for a different med.
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I take 200mg and it works well for me
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:29 AM   #4
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I take 100mg 5 times a day. I have to take it this way due to absorption issues.
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Sarahsweets wow. How did you find out you've to take this much? I take 300mg
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I think I will ask my pdoc to up my dose to 300mg. I’m sure he will have me go to 250mg before I go to 300. The med seems to have worked for over two months but lately I’ve noticed some anxiety. Mostly in the mornings which makes it impossible to get my full 8hrs of sleep. I’ve been getting 6.5-7hrs. Do you think a low dose of seroquel might help get me to sleep and help me get a full nights rest?
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Hey @signs: I had worked my way up to 500mg but due to absorption issues I have to take it in 100mg incrememnts.
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I had to take 400mg/day when I was on it.
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I was on 200mg/day, but was having some racing thoughts and a "noisy" mind. My pdoc increased my dose to 225mg a couple of weeks ago. And it helps.
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I was on 200mg/day, but was having some racing thoughts and a "noisy" mind. My pdoc increased my dose to 225mg a couple of weeks ago. And it helps.
That is what I’m having now. I see my pdoc next week and I’m sure he will bump me up. I can tough it out for a week because it’s not horrible. Might take 25mg of Seroquel I’ve had on my nightstand for four months to help me sleep good.
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