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Good Mood Stabilizer Few Bad Side Effects
Lamotrogine
by moodyandsalty
Citation:   moodyandsalty. "Good Mood Stabilizer Few Bad Side Effects: An Experience with Lamotrogine (exp107926)". Erowid.org. Jul 10, 2019. erowid.org/exp/107926

 
DOSE:
200 mg oral Pharms - Lamotrigine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


I have mood disorder "not otherwise specified" (NOS), which means it's there but doesn't cleanly match up with any disorders listed in the DSM.

I was originally prescribed this when I was a teenager in a program and medication noncompliant but I remembered that it didn't have as severe side effects as other things I'd had in the past, which were Prozac, Tegretol, Abilify, Ritalin and Celexa. Because I was unable to choose my own doctor and make appointments on my own terms I stopped taking the medication when the initial prescription ran out. When I turned 18 I made a bunch of doctor's appointments at a lot of places including a psychiatrist. This was much better than being underage trying to get a specific medication, but I digress.

This medication works very well as a mood stabilizer for me. The only side effect I get is a lowered appetite. At first it felt like everyone around me was being more reasonable
At first it felt like everyone around me was being more reasonable
but in reality they were still being a-holes but it rarely got under my skin anymore.

I've been taking this medication for about 5 months now and it has evened out and sometimes I still find myself flying off the handle over little things but I am getting better at controlling my emotions and I think the drug helped.

Just to be clear this isn't a getting high kind of drug. A side effect to really watch out for is a rash (though any prescriber should warn you about this).

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 107926
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 18 
Published: Jul 10, 2019Views: 1,238
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