Lamictal for anxiety?
Today I visited my psychiatrist (I do so every six weeks), a wonderful man who I have tons of admiration and respect for, as he is the only doctor I've ever had who listens to me, values my input, treats me with kindness and respect (ever hear of such a thing?), and has been able to help me with various issues. After discussing my anxiety for awhile, he gave me a starter pack of one of the few pills I still haven't taken yet, Lamictal. I had no objections to it, and was happy that I was given something new to try.
After my appointments in which I have been given a new medication, I always try to read up on them online at least a little bit. After reading a bit about Lamictal on nearly a dozen sites, I found no connection between this medicine and anxiety. All I see is depression, depression, depression. Each of these problems affects my life in a different way, and it is important that I treat both of them, not just the depression.
Is there something I have overlooked concerning this medicine? Did my doctor make a strange decision? Or is he just so damn clever that my inferior mind cannot possibly comprehend his reasoning?
What sort of experiences have you had with Lamictal and anxiety? Is there any advice or suggestions that you may have?
*Note*~My anxiety consists of severe social phobia, occassional agoraphobia, panic attacks, and strong nervous tension