Lately, for a long time, probably about 4 years or so, I haven't felt all that great. I mean I would get up and go and do what I love, but I just wasn't feeling all that great or "feeling it". After a long four years, I believe we have finally found the medical answer. I take relatively few medications, but the effects are clear and effective. Lithium and Lamictal are the only two "bipolar" medications I take. I've tried numerous others with a variety of effects. In fact, initially, I had told my doctor that the Lamictal was not working and I did not take it for a year. Earlier this year, though, I was experiencing a depression that wasn't going away, even though I was taking the Lithium. After discussion, I decided to begin taking Lamictal, again. For Lamictal to work, you need to start at 25mg over 2 weeks to prevent any kind of rash or side effects, which means finding the effective dose can take a long time. For me, the most effective dose was 200mg. I had never been at 200mg. I feel like my old self going back about 5 years ago.
Now that I know what not feeling like myself and feeling like my old self feel like in me, I don't ever want that feeling to change!