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Depression

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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Common Depression treatments discussed around the web
Prozac 74,445 Zoloft 74,016 Wellbutrin 64,163
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Lamictal
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Lithium
Other name: Lamotrigine (Lamotrigine)
Other name: Lithium Citrate (Lithium Citrate)
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6 / 10
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168,402
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Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Seizures
Anxiety
Epilepsy
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Headaches*
Mood Swings
Migraines*
OCD*
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Bipolar Disorder
Depression
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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...
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Psychotic
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Dizzy
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Nausea
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Hair Loss
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Suicidal
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Drowsy
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Sleepy
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Psychotic
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Tiredness
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Shaking
3
Insomnia
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Mood Swings
2
Withdrawal
2
Restless
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Weight Loss
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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...
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Post from
www.mdjunction.com
sure. The lithium helps keep me grounded. The Wellbutrin...
" ...quite sure. The lithium helps keep me grounded. The Wellbutrin ...smoking. And the Lamictal is to help me with my mood swings. It's not working very well tho... "

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dr-bob.org
I had hair loss when on Lithium and on Depakote....
" ...post-menopausal woman who lost a lot of hair on Lamictal. I had hair loss when on Lithium and on Depakote. I, too, have been entertaining going back on Lamictal, because nothing is working on... "

am on Lithium and Lamictal and they work quite well for my...
" ...and they work quite well for my mostly depressive bipolar with anxiety and ocd. no help for the ocd but I have Klonopin if the anxiety is bad. I also have to... "

a hard time sleeping since starting the Lithium. I've read...
" ...have been on Lamictal for 8 months and evened out very well. However, over the ...me on Lithium. It seems to be helping; I'm not ...am having a hard time sleeping since starting the Lithium. ... "

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but it really gave me bad gastrointestinal problems. I...
" ...Lithium but it really gave me bad gastrointestinal problems. I take 300mg a day of Lamictal and though the Dr still has some tweaking to do every now and then it is great. I do have the dry mouth... "

I was on Lithium for eight years with some side effects. It...
" ...I was on Lithium for eight years with some side effects. It brought down ...Iv been on Lamictal for one year. It has helped only to lessen ...the Lamictal, but Lithium works best for me. I Th... "

good results when I used Lithium as an add-on to Cymbalta...
" ...got good results when I used Lithium as an add-on ...persisting suicidal ideation, and I found Lamictal to be helpful for my depressed mood in general. I... "

lithium I *think* after I had my first psychosis. It worked...
" ...Lamictal and lithium. I was put on the lithium I *think* after I had my first psychosis. It worked well at keeping me from getting too depressed, but when ...the lithium, e... "

worked or they both worked together well, since I've...
" ...first given to me in an effort to help stabilize the depression. Alone it ...either the lithium worked or they both worked together well, since I've never been ...the lamictal ... "

while on it. Got switched to Lithium and the first week on...
" ...depression but did nothing for my mania. Had one of my worst episodes on it. Depakote worked great for my mania but made me anxious and flat. Was not able to cry while on it. Got swi... "

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