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Lamictal vs. Lithium for Depression

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Lamictal

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR

Lithium

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Other Names: Lithium Citrate
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
Incontinence with Lamictal
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 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 Lamictal + Lithium + Depression

4,418 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to switch to Lamictal from Lithium because I've been very...
Has the Abilify helped with the anxiety and panic attacks? I think I am about to switch to Lamictal from Lithium because I've been very depressed with lots of social anxiety/...
Lithium protects from above, from mania - Lamictal protects...
...just on lithium? Or you just added ...takes a cocktail: - Lithium protects from above, from mania - Lamictal protects from below, from depression - Zyprexa protects from anxiety, irritability,...
5 years ago- the Lamictal works just as well as lithium...
...me from lithium to Lamictal about 5 years ago- the Lamictal works just as well as lithium with no side effects- I still need to take an ad too though- I get more depressed than manic...unfortunatel...
i was concerned with depression because lamictal worked...
...been on 300mg lithium since march and it was working wonders even though ...theraputic. but since stopping lamictal and starting keppra, i was concerned with depression because lamictal worked ...
Lamictal would be a great change from Lithium and would...
...three months; panic attacks; anxiety; and paranoia, especially at night. Finally, my daughter threw her Lamictal away, and she has been much better since. I don't think folks always are aware tha...
successfully treated with lithium for over 20 years....
...Lamictal for 7 weeks now (2 wks @ 25mg, 2wks @ 50mg, and now 75 mg). I can't say that I've noticed much of the mood elevation I was hoping for (I have some dysthymia). I have had some of the agitat...
Lamictal would be a great change from Lithium and would...
...year-old daughter; constant insomnia over the last three months; panic attacks; anxiety; and paranoia, especially at night.\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ Finally, my daughter threw her lamictal away,...
Lamictal would be a great change from Lithium and would...
...my 17 year-old daughter; constant insomnia over the last three months; panic attacks; anxiety; and paranoia, especially at night. Finally, my daughter threw her lamictal away, and she...
perhaps Lithium also helps with depression....
...it only takes 100 mg of Lamictal to usually keep my depression in check. All ...Of my moodstabilizers, perhaps Lithium also helps with depression. When I first started ...I said the Lamicta...
I'm BP2 going from lithium to lamictal right now. I...
...that lamictal is the best mood stabilizer for bipolar depression. I'm BP2 going from lithium to lamictal right...
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