My doctor took me off Prozac about a month ago and started me on Lamictal. I’m down to the last medication I can take since I have Hepatitis C and that won’t harm my liver. I’ve really liked Lamictal – my crying spells subsided, I didn’t have the manic highs as much, and the voices have slighted some. Over two weeks ago the doc increased my meds from 50mg a day to 100mg after two weeks to 200 mg a day another two weeks later. A week ago, I went to see my doctor and I told her that I’ve developed a slight rash. She got hysterical and said she could not renew the Lamictal if I have a rash – it’s too dangerous. I was so upset! What am I going to do? Am I going to get sicker again?
The doctor tole me she had nothing she knew to prescribe. Instead she said take two 300 mg Lithium twice a day when I’ve been taking on one Lithium a day for 3 years. I feel like I’m starting all over again! What if my manic comes back or the voices? I worry every day about this. But then, what if it’s all I need.
My plan – to go forward with an optimistic outlook. I will update after a few weeks.