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   Discussion: LAMICTAL
zil · 16 years, 6 months ago
any one taken it? any feedback you have would be appretiated.
Brian Dinsky · 16 years, 6 months ago
Disclaimer: I am by no means an authority on this stuff, I've just got a lot of personal experience. It goes without saying that only a doctor can tell you what is best for you. Any subjective information contained here-in should be considered as based on personal experience. I know I don't need a disclaimer in here, I'm just attempting to take life seriously for a moment.

I didn't look into this too much, but it sounds like this (Lamictal) is a drug for Bi-Polar Disorder/Manic Depression. If this is the case, it might be helpful to know what sort of medications you have already taken, as well as what you felt worked the best for you, and why.

Personally, I find Adderal (or any generic Amphetamine Salts) to be very helpful for myself, in terms of focusing/concentration, as well as mood stabilizing.

I'm not horribly familiar with any sort of behavioral medicine that was introduced around or after 2000, as I refused them due to various side-effects.

Just bear in mind that some medications are prescribed for varying purposes. Where Adderal might be (and is) fantastic for myself, someone with the same exact set of neuro/psychological ailments might respond in an entirely different manner.

As it were, I suggest Adderal as a possibility mostly because I'm on it now, and I'm very happy with the results, very much especially compared to my previous bipolar/adhd meds.

Just bear in mind, Adderal is otherwise known as Amphetamine (slang; speed), a compound which is already found in the human body. There are potential health concerns to consider when dealing with 'uppers'. A handleful of factors can have a detrimental effect on it's effectiveness, such as: how much sleep you have had, how much you have eaten, how much excersize you do (or plan on doing), etc-ish. Many, MANY college students tend to abuse Adderal, and it is now widely perceived as something that will let you study. These are the people who don't have any business taking Adderal. I feel very strongly that if someone is a legitimate candidate for Adderal, and it's intended uses, that it can be very helpful in maintaining levels of concentration, awareness, and especially mood-stabilization. Being Bi-Polar (I'm guessing you are, too. Educated guess, anyway), I can say that it does wonders for your constructivity and self-worth to not have to worry nearly as much about random moodswings.

Side-effects are minimal, and almost trivial. One would need to be careful not to take too much, as it works by speepding up the heart. While that isn't dangerous in of itself, exhausting tasks can push the body over that threshold. It's pretty easy to be on the ball, though.

If I don't cut myself off right here, I'll type forever.

I hope this information helps, and you can feel free to ask me anything else if you want/need to.
Brian Dinsky Back · 16 years, 6 months ago

I forgot to mention that weight loss is very common with Adderal, as it greatly affects your appetite.  I just remind myself to eat whenever it would be appropriate, otherwise I go waaaaay too long, and then I get a headache.  I'd consider it more of a small magnification of how appetite's work in general.  Weight loss tends to happen to most people on Adderal simply because they were unaware as to how to approach their newfound tolerance for hunger.  Personally, nothing about Adderal scares me, when taken as recommended.

I didn't proofread what I have written.  It's too much to read.  I bet you are thinking the SAME thing.  Muahaha. :-)

Bender Back · 16 years, 6 months ago
the edit button is your friend ;P
Brian Dinsky Back · 16 years, 6 months ago

actually, he's kinda pissed at me right now.  i called his mom a ho.

Bender Back · 16 years, 6 months ago
Lamictal is a drug that is most effective for Bipolar II Depression with little or no mania. For an individual like that, Adderall could cause manic episodes. It is generally a poor mood stabilizer and is used almost exclusively for ADD.

However, as with all psychoactive drugs, YMMV.

I sent a Frum to the original poster because, frankly, I don't like sharing these things with the entire universe.
Brian Dinsky Back · 16 years, 6 months ago
Persoally, Adderal seems to have no effect on any of my AHDH 'symptoms'. In any event, I do believe it has been prescribed to me as a bi-polar treatment.


Oh, I'm bi-polar II. Very little mania, luckily.
Bender Back · 16 years, 6 months ago
hey, if it works, it works. that's my philosophy.

if slapping my face with ham twice daily made the bad thoughts go away, i'd do that instead.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 6 months ago
Admit it, you just like like having your face slapped with a ham. You don't because it isn't kosher.
Brian Dinsky Back · 16 years, 6 months ago

It varies from heathen to-  err...  jew to jew.  Personally, I find the non-kosher aspect of haminthefaceology accounting for a majority of the thrill. 

Girl, you thought he was a man, but he was a muffin.

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