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Lamictal

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/ 151,663 posts
Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR

Topamax

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/ 100,463 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 151,663 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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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 Stephanie
June 19, 2014
Stephanie wrote
Topirimate
I take topiramate and get really bad periods, stomach pains all the time, and and really bad bone pain.
michelle  |  August 15, 2014
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By doodlebug
June 11, 2014
doodlebug wrote
Verapamil
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By 11111
June 1, 2014
11111 wrote
topamax hearing loss/rare side effects of topamax
Topamax inflamed the glands, so that is what is happening in your ears. I had similar effect and even flue like symptoms. I cut down on the dosage and believing God to heal my body.
Sue  |  August 30, 2014
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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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 Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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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 vs. Topamax

8,440 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for 1 yr. I had terrible memory loss and blurred vision...
...on topamax for 1 yr. I had terrible memory loss and blurred vision. My Dr. changed me to Lamictal...
My doctor switched me to Topamax and that is working great
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...
respond well to Lamictal, but am doing great on Topomax!...
...for you and that you get well soon! As a side not, I did not respond well to Lamictal, but am doing great on Topomax!...
togerther. I've had great luck with Topamax and Lamictal...
...doc about staying on the Lamictal and adding the ...Lamictal is still helping a little. Why take it away all togerther. I've had great luck with Topamax and Lamictal together. Neither work...
weight. I was switched to topomax with no positive effects...
...I responded well to lamictal (as ...I was switched to topomax with no positive effects on depression and profound sleepiness. (despite great optimism on my pdoc's part that lamictal's effect wou...
on Topamax for about a year. I must say it worked well at...
...on Topamax for about a year. I must say it worked well at ...switched to Lamictal. which has wor...
trilrptal and topamax all failed, Now I'm taking lamictal...
...and just started a combination of Lamictal and Keppra ...trilrptal and topamax all failed, Now I'm taking lamictal and keppra together with no seizures and no discernable side effects. Although ...
did nothing for me except give me a confused, muddle...
...seems to help. Topomax did nothing for me except give me a confused, muddle feeling. I...
disorder with ultradian rapid cycling it's one of the best...
...Topamax. As I also have bipolar disorder with ultradian rapid cycling it's one of the best meds around to treat that. The Topamax & Lamictal cocktail has been great for m...
a lot of hair on Topomax too. I also had other side effects...
I lost a lot of hair on Topomax too. I also had other ...me. I've since quit the Topomax and now take Lamictal. It is also successful in...
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