lamotrigine - for anxiety? Anyone?

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My new psychiatrist is paring me off of Prozac and putting me on Lamotrigine for my anxiety.  Anyone else have an experience with this?

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    Yes. It is a mood stabilizer. I still have anxiety though. Prozac is an antidepressant so I am not sure why he is treating you with medications that aren't for anxiety. Although am not a doctor so maybe those medications help with anxiety too. I was having impulsive behavior so the lamotrigine helped. I have been taking it for 3 years. Maybe my anxiety would be worse if I didn't take it. I say give it a try. I didn't have any side effects.

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      thanks Aclaire41.  To be clear, the new doc is the one taking me off Prozac. He was the third one to prescribe me some type of anti-depressant that "can also help anxiety". Well I was on Buspar, Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor, and then Prozac and none of those helped my anxiety so "can" does not mean "will" apparently.  Guess I am not wired that way because 0 for 4 has me giving up on those types of drugs.

      Day 2 of the Lamatrigine

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    day 3 and things are good.  I actually have a ton more energy to knock things out at work instead of dwelling on how much I have to do

    I actually caught myself saying to myself "I am dominating this dojo" yesterday and laughed right thereafter (Family Guy reference)

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