As of now I'm still in the wheelchair because of the surgery on my brain stem. The surgery caused serious balance issues. I started taking lamictal and I saw an immediate backstep in my therapy/recovery. I was almost able to use the walker and then I started lamictal and I became far away again. It took months and again I am almost able to use the walker independently again. After it all I am uncertain if I want to increase the dosage of my intake of lamictal because if that was the cause of my backstep I may not be able to reach my final goal of walking with a cane. Especially if the side effect is permanent and persists even if I stop taking lamictal. There are many conditions to meet for this to happen but I can live using a cane throughout life. Using a walker or a wheelchair for the rest of my life would make me extremely depressed. I am considering increasing my intake of lamictal and if again there is a backstep in my therapy I would immediately decrease my dosage. Do note that I did not see the backstep when I began lamictal but about a week later when we increased the PM dosage over a phone call. From memory I cannot recall exactly how long it was that I took the lower dosage or if I had therapy before or after my increase of dosage. I mean I don't know if the phone call with the increase was before or after therapy or in the middle between sessions of therapy. Considering the amount of variables there are I will most likely try to increases the lamictal and see what happens.