Question on How Lamictal Works

Discussion in 'Health Talk' started by JasonP, Jun 6, 2016.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Okay, when I started Lamictal I had to titrate and but once I got to around 75 mg I think I started getting a boost of energy and happiness. That lasted maybe 10 to 12 days. It was upped again and I got a mood boost. Again for 10 to 12 days. This type of thing happened til I got to 200 mg. I went to 300 mg next and it did not give me any bump in energy or mood. I am now going back down to 200mg or so. My question is, what causes this initial boost of energy, focus, and happiness? What is the science behind what is going on here? What neurotransmitters or channels in the brain does it work on that would cause this energy at first but then calming down later?
       
    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Do you have bipolar disorder? That could explain it.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamotrigine
       
    3. nsw22
      Joyful

      nsw22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly medication
      I have been on lamictal for a year and I spent 2 months working up to 200mg, I went through a lot of mood swings during the working up to it and I think the different amounts affect everyone differently. Are you on it for bipolar? It has made my bipolar symptoms all but disappear at 200mg but unfortunately I think it is what cause my T and I am going to try going off it later this year.
       
    4. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I think I am bipolar II. I have now reduced it to 150mg. I am curious, how loud is your tinnitus? Do you only hear it in a quiet room?
       
    5. nsw22
      Joyful

      nsw22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly medication
      yeah I'm bipolar II :p
      I worked up to 200mg and have stayed there about a year, and like I would call it light to mild most of the time. sometimes it will be to the point where I can never ignore it in my right ear, but a lot of days I can sort of forget about it in the morning and it becomes more noticeable throughout the day and then I always have issue with it trying to sleep. I am going to talk to my doctor about going off lamictal to see if that helps/stops it getting worse.
       
    6. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      That is interesting. What time do you take your lamictal?
       

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