ok, today I had an appointment with my shrink. I have been seeing him for well over a year now. Anyways, I have ADD (currently take Adderall and it works great, no complaints on this one) and depression, anxiety....
So, the first medication I tried was Wellbutrin. I though that one would be the one, and maybe I would quit smoking too! After about 3 months, I was feeling nothing but irritable.
Next, it was Lexapro. That didn't last very long either, made me feel "insane" (best way to descripe it).
Then we tried Effexor. Worked, or I thought it did, until I ended up in the ER......then on a 72 hour hold in the mental ward....
Then Prozac. Just did not work and had HORRIBLE sexual side effects!!
Oh yeah, we had some Xanax mixed in there also....
OK, I get to the point now, so today, after talking about how I had a rather sobering experience when I saw the scars on my arm in natural sunlight, my doctor prescribed me Lamictal.
I am really kinda hesitant to start this medication. Compared to the other meds I have been on, this one is SERIOUS BUSINESS. There are weird "rash" warnings etc.
I don't know what to do. I mean, this scares me. How do you get off of Lamictal if you are on it for a while?
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INSIGHT ABOUT ANY OF THIS?