I have been taking Lamitical for almost 2 years. 200 mg a day along with 300mg Well Butrin and 60mg Buspar. the Lamitical has been great! I was diagnosed with Bipolar depression when the dr prescribed the Lamitical. Recently the anger has returned, I don't want to get out of bed, no patience and random crying. I went on a drinking binge for almost 2 months. Not stupid drunk, just drinking every night a couple of drinks. I am not drinking now, still have the craving for it ( cravings had gone away when I started taking the Lamitical ). I know better than to drink when I am taking anti-depressants. Can you take more than 200mg for Bipolar? I thought that was the therapeutic dose for bipolar and anymore was a waste. I'm losing my mind again. I have 2 little kids and no DR right now. Still have refills on my meds. I feel so mad all the time. i feel horrible about my outburst.