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Citalopram vs. Lamictal for Anxiety

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Citalopram

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Other Names: Celexa   Cipramil   Seropram

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR
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Citalopram ( trade names: Celexa, Cipramil) is an antidepressant Medication of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat Major depressive disorder, and is prescr... 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 astimegoesby
September 22, 2014
astimegoesby wrote
Citalapram withdrawal leg pain
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By Laura Lou
August 28, 2014
Laura Lou wrote
Citalopram 20mg upped to 30mg
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By Monk718
August 21, 2014
Monk718 wrote
Lamictal and acne
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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 Notsurewhattodo
April 28, 2014
Notsurewhattodo wrote
street amphetamine and citalopram mix?
yes
September 22, 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 Cheryl
February 19, 2014
Cheryl wrote
Citalopram and paranoia
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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
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 Citalopram + Lamictal + Anxiety

65 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
effects. I'm currently taking Lamictal and Klonopin, I feel...
...it. Citalopram seems to work well for ...experience withdraws. Librium is great anxiety drug, it treats the anxiety with little or no side effects. I'm currently taking Lamictal and Kl...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lamictal but I think I need to add...
...I was diagnosed with depression and taken off Paxil and put on Citalopram. It was ok but started to make me more depressed so then I was diagnosed with bipolar and taken off of Citalopram and put...
have epilepsy and take Lamictal and Keppra along with 40mg...
...40mg Citalopram, for OCD/anxiety/depression, and i haven't found any side effects regarding epilepsy. I've recently been taking double my Citalopram dose because i'm feeling...
rage when I was starting Lamictal, but I remember having...
...and carbamazepine help me the most, and citalopram helps with anxiety but does nothing for the depression. I don't know exactly what the Lamictal does for me, but I tried going off it once and...
that im happy with. I also take lamictal and citalopram...
...abilify - it calmed ...I got put on zyprexa and wow i sleep better ...that im happy with. I also take lamictal and citalopram and th...
personality markedly. The worst side effect I had was nausea...
...Wellbutrin, Trazodone, Lamictal/Lamitrogine) and none of them has altered my personality markedly. The worst side effect I had was nausea when I missed a dose of Citalopram. Could be...
i am bi-polar and take lamictal and seroquel also. i felt...
...know citalopram can help anxiety but can i ...am bi-polar and take lamictal and seroquel also. ...doc put me on citalopram to help with the anxiety but i felt no relief, instead i started fee...
agree--Lamictal has been the best medication for me (100 mg...
...has been the best medication for me (100 mg daily) and Citalopram (20 mg daily). I have been taking them for a couple years now with no problems. I started ...just started taking Adderall 4x d...
great! For now. I am on Lamictal and Prozac for BP2 and...
...it lasts       After my anxiety about a new med, ...great! For now. I am on Lamictal and Prozac for BP2 ...when I wigged out on Citalopram and was having the violent thoughts out of nowhere....
for my anxiety is citalopram. It works better than a benzo,...
...be helpful for the physical symptoms you are having. Buspar, if it works, is best for GAD and not so much for panic. but it might be worth a shot.   The med that works best for my anxiety is...
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