34 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Feb 6, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has been like a miracle in stabilizing my moods. my moods have more level consistently since starting Lamictal. I love it. I have been taking 400mg since 2006.Lamictal has helped to stabilize my moods to an even greater extent than originally given credit for. I had a short time on half dose and the increase in mood swings and loss of emotional control returned BIG time. I have experienced none of the reported side effects .. This medication gives me a sense of balance and curbs the extreme shifts, as in rapid cycling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 29, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am on a high dose. (400mg a day) I think that is notable since some evaluations of this medication are negative but that seems to be people taking very small doses. Not even therapeutic level ?
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has helped to stabilize my moods to an even greater extent than originally given credit for. I had a short time on half dose and the increase in mood swings and loss of emotional control returned BIGtime. I have experienced none of the reported side effects .. This medication gives me a sense of balance and curbs the extreme shifts, as in rapid cycling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has been like a miracle in stabilizing my moods. my moods have more level consistently since starting Lamictal. I love it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal continues to work as an effective mood stabilizer, my last depressive episode due to med changes was not severe as episodes before Lamictal. No side effects at this high dose either.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Given time all negative side effects I may have experienced have disappeared. This medication is an effective mood stabilizer in my regime of meds.

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2016 (Started Jan 08, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay on top of getting it adjusted when it does not seem to be working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 4, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Lamictal a long time ago. It had no apparent effect on my bipolar disorder.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 17, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 27, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamotrigine helps to "settle things down". I was extremely rapid cycling and that stopped with this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Sep 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mid-cycle spotting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mid-cycle spotting, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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