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Adderall XR vs. Lamictal for Depression

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR
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Adderall is a brand name of amphetamine salts–based medication used for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a brand-name psychostimulant medication composed of racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulf... Read more on Wikipedia
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Saphire
November 20, 2014
Saphire wrote
"Lamictal vs. Viibryd"
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By Richard Sean Edwards
September 30, 2014
Richard Sean Edwards wrote
Adderall XR
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By Monk718
August 21, 2014
Monk718 wrote
Lamictal and acne
I also had this problem. I was 59 years old and WAY past my acne years. I stopped the drug and it went away and hasn't returned. I have to say that I felt better while on the drug. I take Welbutrin and Paxil now, been about a year. Hope you are doing better!
Bee  |  December 8, 2014
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By Ed McConkie
August 15, 2014
Ed McConkie wrote
Lamotrigine side effects
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By John W
July 29, 2014
John W wrote
Odor from taking lamotrigine
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By larrythekitty
April 22, 2014
larrythekitty wrote
adderrall treats
This TEVA brand adderall xr 10mg is deplorable!!! I hate it. This is not Adderall
jay  |  December 17, 2014
Similar experiences with 25mg XR Barr generic. I typically get brand name but money stopped me from getting it this month. What a mistake. I feel horrible and it seems like all the benefits I had with brand name adderall are gone. I have headaches, no ability to focus, and zero motivation. I meet with my doctor and I am getting brand name adderall back ASAP.
Mark  |  October 1, 2014
I hear ya on the heart beat increase
Richard Sean Edwards  |  September 30, 2014
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By Laura
January 6, 2014
Laura wrote
pain and adderall
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
Incontinence with Lamictal
I have the same thing. Plus loss of weight tiredness, and more. Doctors won't change it though and ignore me
Tanya  |  August 11, 2014
I also gained 30 pounds.
Gail M.  |  July 8, 2014
Am 57 and been on Lamictal 150mg about a year now. It helps the moods, but yes I've had incontinence with it that keeps getting worse each month. I now have to wear a maxi pad, which a year ago I didn't. I never associated it with the Lamictal till reading these posts. Thought just getting older... now I know it was the med.
Gail M.  |  July 8, 2014
Hello. I am having this issue as well.. I am on 150 mg a day. I been on it since sept.-oct. 2013... I am only 26 years old and it all started after I got on Lamictal.
heather  |  July 3, 2014
I've experienced the same. I was on 250 mg and now am down to 50. Trying to get off for various reasons.
JJ  |  March 8, 2014
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By uhhhhhm
December 5, 2013
uhhhhhm wrote
Lamictal side effects
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By straczyk
November 29, 2013
straczyk wrote
Lamictal and Fatigue
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By gemma roberts
November 17, 2013
gemma roberts wrote
moition sickness
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By MikeG333
September 26, 2013
MikeG333 wrote
Memory loss-Lamictal
omg!!! i can so relate with all of you....nothing to add to the conversation, just happy knowing im not the only intelligent,cant remember half my life, never can find my car keys, many embarrassing conversations, woman out there....
justme  |  November 27, 2014
I suspect it's a combination of the Bipolar and the Lamotrigine. I have read a lot that Lamotrigine can causes esp. short-term memory issues, and I so identify with Mike G333! (Picking up the kids - me too, buddy!) People tell you "keep a diary" but - seriously altho' this may sound funny - you have to remember to enter the item in the diary and remember to look in the diary!!! I just want to know if this is reversable ...
harryf200  |  November 1, 2014
I take 150mgs of Lamictal 1x daily & I have issues w/my memory. I haven't been on it for 4 yrs but just like MikeG333 wrote, I can't even remember how long I have been on it! Like Shaw321, my memory loss is sometimes a big source of embarrassment. I'm constantly forgetting words, i.e. I'll be in mid conversation w/someone & the word I'm looking for just WILL NOT come to me. It makes me feel so unbelievably stupid. It's even harder in a sense because I am & am known to be a very intelligent woma
July 10, 2014
I'm putting it on Lamictal. My memory loss is very marked and sometimes embarrassing. I'm taking it in stride, but considering new medication. Of course, these are all psychotropic and my all have the same result. Lamictal has been great over the years I've used it.
Shaw321  |  May 5, 2014
I think it's from bipolar too because before I ever started on any meds I still couldn't remember much before I was about 10 also. I read somewhere that taking L-Histidine helped improve memory loss when taking anti psychotics. Guess it's worth a try
mmistycat  |  April 18, 2014
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By mitch
August 9, 2013
mitch wrote
lamictal and 3 years of dry heaves.....almost daily
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What patients are saying about Adderall XR vs. Lamictal

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I am taking Adderall XR with Lamictal. I haven't had...
abbie, I am taking Adderall XR with Lamictal. I haven't had a problem ...outburst. Now that I am on the Lamictal things have leveled out much better....
and adderall XR 15mgs daily without any issues. My psych...
...adderall XR 15mgs daily without any issues. My psych is somewhat of a pez dispenser of meds and he said there would be no interaction issues. I checked online and spoke with the pharmacist and he s...
your previous treatment vs. the Adderall XR, if you don't...
...on Lamictal (but for seizures.) It's great that ...your previous treatment vs. the Adderall XR, if you don't mind my asking? Just wondering. Whatever Lamictal's being used for--seizure...
son is on 5-10 mg Adderall XR In addition to everything...
...is on 5-10 mg Adderall XR In addition to ...to help him focus at school. Lamictal helped depression, and the risperdal keeps anger and aggression at bay--though to be honest, the Adderall may...
form, but I found it VERY BITTER and was not as effective...
...been on Lamictal for around ...20mg and adderall xr. Ms.Murray pretty much described my situation. I have tried the generic form, but I found it VERY BITTER and was not as effective as the...
and explosive temper when coming off of my Adderall XR...
...Psychiatrist put me on Lamictal and Resperidone to address my mood swings and explosive temper when coming off of my Adderall XR. My M.D. later changed my Adderall XR to the shorter acting...
XR and Seizure medications I just went to see my doctor...
Adderall XR and Seizure medications ...doctor for my check - up and I told her of some symtoms that I have been having for a while now and she put me on the very small dose of Adderall XR, ...ta...
and he started me on 20mg Adderall XR about a week ago....
...been on 60mgs of cymbalta for about 6 months now, and also Lamictal 200mgs, I was having similar problem with being drowsy, also lacking in ...and he started me on 20mg Adderall XR about a week...
XR, I feel more focused and alert which is great but...
...year, I was taking Lamictal and Wellbuterin which ...meds, I am taking 20 mg of Adderral XR, I feel more focused and alert which is great but I am ...mood stablizer like Lamictal and a stimul...
XR. It had the calming effect with some improved focus....
...ago on 20mg Adderall XR. It had the calming effect with some improved focus. It ...I know I've been depressed to some ...has been. I'm also on lamictal which is helping to level out my moo...
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