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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2014, 12:34:06 AM »
What is your take on Lamictal? I know it's not only a bipolar medication, but is it a good depression medication? I researched that it actually prevents depression.

It may prevent/delay bipolar disorder switching from the manic to depressive stage.

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So, how will I know when and if these pills yield positive results?

When the depression lifts.

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when should i even expect start up side effects to subside?

Anywhere from hours to several weeks. It is impossible to predict.

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This transition feels like it's gonna be one heck of a journey.

Perhaps. But try and avoid talking yourself into making it so. The mind can produce the full catastrophe of your worst fears if given half a chance.

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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2014, 01:02:57 PM »
I don't want to gain weight. I really don't, it's not fair that I seek treatment but get heavier as a result. Im scared I'll gain weight
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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2014, 05:35:21 PM »
I don't want to gain weight. I really don't, it's not fair that I seek treatment but get heavier as a result. Im scared I'll gain weight

You should discuss these concerns with your doctor, however, weight gain is by no means a given.

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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2014, 03:45:34 PM »
The doctor said there's no reason to move me up on either of the medications because it matters how I am doing. He said 30 should be given 6 weeks for cymbalta. He did not say anything regarding lamictal.

How long should I give lamictal anyway? and thanks again for your insight Ian.
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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2014, 06:27:54 PM »
How long should I give lamictal anyway?

It usually begins working within 4-5 days.

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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2014, 11:06:05 PM »
It's been about three weeks of lamictal and cymbalta and I feel like crap. I'm just feeling very crappy. My brain feels like it's essentially not working and I just don't feel like myself. How much longer should I give these drugs? I just don't know what to do anymore. I want to be happy
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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2014, 11:47:42 PM »
How much longer should I give these drugs?

I think you need to give the Cymbalta at least 6 weeks, 8 would be even better. You should be getting the maximum out of the current Lamictal dose by now.

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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2014, 10:26:30 AM »
At 30 mg? because that's what he said. he said moving up isn't necessary until you give 30 mg six weeks to take effect. Would a dose increase to 60 even make the process faster and less painful? and the lamictal dose im on isn't even high. I wonder if I should move up on it
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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2014, 06:05:02 PM »
At 30 mg? because that's what he said. he said moving up isn't necessary until you give 30 mg six weeks to take effect.

Most do need to take 60mg for the full therapeutic effect, but it might pay to see how you react to 30mg.

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Would a dose increase to 60 even make the process faster and less painful?

Faster, possibly. Less painful, probably not, but usually not greatly more so. The dose is typically increased from 30mg to 60mg after 7-10 days.

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and the lamictal dose im on isn't even high. I wonder if I should move up on it

You should discuss this with your doctor, however, don't increase it at the same time as the Cymbalta.

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Re: SNRI vs. SSRI, Is an SNRI promising?
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2014, 06:16:59 AM »
Does Lamictal treat mania rather quickly? Does it treat acute mania/hypomania? and I think I need a higher dose of lamictal because my moods still feel like they're not in a stable place. I feel like I might be having an anxious hypomania
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