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Lamictal makes me manic

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I’ve been on a low starting dose of Lamictal and it keeps me on the high side of things.
Today I became pretty manic and was irritable all day.
I don’t know if I should contact my doctor right away to let her know.
I should be grateful that I haven’t spiraled down into deep lows in a couple of days.
 
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Hi Amazingly,
Yes contact your dr so they can review you.
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I’ve been on a low starting dose of Lamictal and it keeps me on the high side of things.
Today I became pretty manic and was irritable all day.
I don’t know if I should contact my doctor right away to let her know.
I should be grateful that I haven’t spiraled down into deep lows in a couple of days.
Is it mania or hypomania? Full mania is really dangerous and you should definitely contact your doctor ASAP and if it’s hypomania, you should still contact them even if it doesn’t feel that bad. That’s what doctors are there for. Your goal should be stability; I learned that the hard way several times.
 
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It’s really hypomania.
Now it’s starting to feel good but earlier it was a bit mixed and I was in a irritable mood.
Thanks butterflykisses.
 
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Thanks Mayflower7

Yes I’ll call my doctor if it persists.
 
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It’s really hypomania.
Now it’s starting to feel good but earlier it was a bit mixed and I was in a irritable mood.
Thanks butterflykisses.
Feeling mixed moods like that can be really frustrating, I’m sure. Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Might be good to let your doctor know if it gets any worse.
 
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Feeling mixed moods like that can be really frustrating, I’m sure. Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Might be good to let your doctor know if it gets any worse.
Yes thanks Butterflykisses!
 
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Well Lamictal actually makes my rapid cycles worse so it seems!
I was hypomanic this morning and now I’m depressed.
I contacted my doctor earlier.
 
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Well Lamictal actually makes my rapid cycles worse so it seems!
I was hypomanic this morning and now I’m depressed.
I contacted my doctor earlier.
I know there may be some controversy about this, but when moods are that close as in within a day, wouldn’t it more so be considered a mixed state? I thought that even with rapid cycling, the time of episodes is still the same in criteria, but there are over four episodes in a year. Ie. a week for mania, four days for hypomania and two weeks for depression.
 
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Yes I get mixed states.
When mania and depression clashes at the same time (mixed)
I guess I’m considered an Ultradian Cycler.
 
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Yes I get mixed states.
When mania and depression clashes at the same time (mixed)
I guess I’m considered an Ultradian Cycler.
I’ve heard people say different things. Some consider that ultradian cycling to change that quickly, called consider it mixed. I don’t think it’s agreed upon in the mental health community. I’ve just always assumed that would be considered a mixed state.
 
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I'm in agreement with @butterflykisses here. It sounds like you're only just dipping your toe into that pond. If you were mixed state you would be like the Tasmanian Devil on speed and you wouldn't have a friend in the world right now. You didn't mention how long you've been on it but I'll assume this is fairly new? If so it's probably just typical medication adjustment.
 
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