I just started week 2 with Lamictal and I haven't noticed shit so far. Actually, that's utterly fabricated because I've felt like an anxious wreck for the past month or so. I relayed this to my doctor and his suggestion was to involve myself in relaxation techniques.
This works for 5 minutes and then I'm back to where I was before. I was also told that lamictal also works for anxiety....ok..so? NOT FOR ME!.
I'm so tired of this bullshit, he won't prescribe anything he deems "addictive" or possibly dangerous, which happens to be almost all forms of medication dealing with anxiety. So I'm stuck waking up with a knot in my stomach which lasts for the majority of my day. At least when I was smoking pot I could escape from this constant feeling but mixing pot with lamictal has caused many people some problems which I'd rather not experience.
My main problem is OCD as well as anxiety/depression...why am I putting all my faith into a pill used for a less severe symptom, that being bi-polar syndrome. I can handle the mood swings; what I can't handle is the unrelenting stress. I am very ambitious when I am not suffering from anxiety but I can't focus on anything besides trying to live 1 day without disliking life.
I'm giving lamictal 2 more weeks and if I don't notice a difference I'm going back to an antidepressant and pot...the wonder drug.