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Bipolar - lamotrogine

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Hi. I’m wondering if someone has been through the same. I started lamotrogine 2 weeks ago. Just about to increase to 50mg. I feel numb and although not depressed, just neutral. I don’t have any feelings. I manage all the day to day things like cooking, showering, drop kids at school but I can’t get my illness out of my head and I’m tired of it. I just want to feel truly happy and laugh out loud or sad and cry. I can’t do either. Just numb!
 
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I am not sure if it's anything to do with lamotrigine but I do feel this way sometimes. I hope you feel better soon.
 
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what do you do when you feel this way??
 
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I think I just try to plan things and get on with the day but it's hard
 
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I have been on Lamotrigine for a few years now and its been amazing for me. I'm on 300mg. However, it does not help my depression but I know for many people it really does. It just takes a while to kick in. It actually helped me feel less numb and got rid of the emotional bluntness that I felt with other meds.. So maybe give it a little time and see if that helps.
 
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I have been on Lamictal for several years now. It replaced Lithium. I was getting kidney problems with Lithium. I think it is a perfectly good drug. It keeps my mood even - it doesn't feel like its blunting me. With all the meds I take who knows what is doing what. I think you should be patient with it and see how it works.
 
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