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Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/20/2014 10:47:50 AM

Reviewer: Shirley, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Bipolar II a few years ago. It took my psychiatrist and therapist about a year to convince me to try Lamictal. Can't believe how well it works - no more depression! I don't cry for no reason now and I feel more like getting out and doing things. Has helped with my racing and obsessive thoughts also. Only side effects are slight hair loss, trouble sometimes finding ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/8/2014 3:11:27 AM

Reviewer: Dfp66, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on every medication possible for depression since I was 12 years old. In December 2010 I attempted suicide and was placed in an intensive outpatient treatment program. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II and Anxiety Disorder and was put on Lamictal and Xanax (.50 mg). My therapeutic level for the Lamictal was/is 150mg (200mg caused difficulties sleeping). The Lamictal helped with the depre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
8/5/2014 11:08:19 PM

Reviewer: Lamictal , 25-34 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Bipolar II and didn't suffer from major depression just had slightly mood changes and started taking Lamictal to help stabilize my mood. Lamictal did the complete opposite and made it much worst. The more I went up on dosage the more depressed I got. Horrible.

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/30/2014 7:08:24 PM

Reviewer: (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/26/2014 10:32:45 AM

Reviewer: crjmbear, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Effective as a mood stabilizer,BUT after the first week my daughter got seriously ill. After visits with 5 different doctors, including being sent home by an ER doctor, they finally decided her skin rash was Steven Johnsons/TENS and flew her to a burn center. She lost over 100% of her skin, spent weeks on a ventilator, has had multiple surgeries, including skin grafting, and experiences severe a ... Show Full Comment

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