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Have stopped using Prozac and lamictal medications. Is that ok?

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I was seeing a doctor for a while, and he prescribed to me Prozac (40mg) and Lamictal, which I started on a (25mg), then (50mg), and finally the (100mg). I lost my health insurance, and I haven't had these meds in a while. I find myself going back to where I started. I'm pacing my apartment, I'm purging again, I feel like everyone is laughing at me, staring at me, I feel crazy again. I need these medications, what can I do?


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Expert:  Dr. John Monheit replied 4 Days ago

Hello. With reference to your query regarding that you are taking Prozac (40mg) and Lamictal, which you started on 25mg, then 50mg and finally you reached 100mg. Probably your G.P or the physician at first might have advised you these 2 different tablets for bipolar disorder. You had mentioned that you are not taking these medications because you lost your health insurance. But it is rather inappropriate to stop the medication. There must be some ways to get these medications from your G.P., otherwise you will be at a higher risk of a relapse of symptoms or contact the psychiatrist with whom you are under treatment to know what you should do about the present situation. Do not stop any medication unless you are asked by your G.P. or Psychiatrist to do so. It is not a safe thing to do like that. Hope this helps. Thank you.


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