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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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Prozac 73,294 Zoloft 72,952 Wellbutrin 63,129
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Lamictal
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Topamax
Other name: Lamotrigine (Lamotrigine)
Other name: Topiramate (Topiramate)
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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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Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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Rash
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Psychotic
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Nausea
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Memory Problems
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Psychotic
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Burning
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Forgetfulness
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Suicidal
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About Lamictal
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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About Topamax
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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" ...on topamax for 1 yr. I had terrible memory loss and blurred vision. My Dr. changed me to Lamictal... "

" I was on lamictal for a week or so and I felt better, but I needed to be taken off because I got a horribe rash and was itching soo ...be careful, My doctor switched me to Topamax and that is... "

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" ...to lamictal. I switched because the of memory problems. Lamictal worked great for me seizures, but I got \"the rash\". Good luck switching medications. After I got off topamax, I havn'... "

" I gained weight on Lamictal and Lithium, plus my ...swings were awful. My pdoc took me off the Lamictal and put me on ...- just like daisygrayce. I love my topomax! I crave zero junk... "

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" ...out about topomax because the lamictal is makin me gain a lot of weight, then i saw on here about topomax causing hair loss. So i looked up lamictal and hair loss and ...i been losing a lot of h... "

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" ...on Topamax for about a year. I must say it worked well at ...switched to Lamictal. which has wor... "

" ...my lamictal. Unfortunately I got the rash twice. My doc took me off it cold. I'm going on to topomax half pill ...on the lamictal but it worked beautifully for years, all except for the damn 'ki... "

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" ...worse, so my dose had to be reduced and topamax got added. ...225mg on Lamictal becuase of the insomnia but at 225mg I do not get any side effects that I ...the topamax. I am afraid I can't ... "

" ...topamax made my experiences subjectively much more vivid, so say i was watching a tv program, i would get frightened by things like spiders(well this one recluse spider) or tarantulas. So, these m... "

" ...Lamictal and within a week she developed the \"deadly rash\" it sort of looks like sea lice, we were keeping an eye out for this so as soon as it appeared I called the doctor and we switched her to... "

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