Incontinence with Lamictal
I have been on lamictal for about 5 years. After changing the dose around quite a bit to adjust to things like the use of birth control, age, whatever else, I have discovered that at 300mg it causes some mild urinary incontinence. I am only 21 years old. Just thought I'd share my personal experience/discovery if someone else happens to be looking for similar symptoms/experiences.
Lamictal side effects
I have been taking lamictal for about 10 weeks & the side effect started up 5-6 weeks ago. It started with an increase in appetite then slurred speech & stuttering began. Then my mom noticed that my pupils were dilated & lately my balance & coordination has been affected as well. Despite all this, my mood (I'm bipolar) has been stabilized.
Lamictal and Fatigue
I was put on Lamictal for BPD, and as I got onto 100mg, I started to feel more tired waking up than I was when I went to sleep. I also experienced some gnarly headaches for time to time, in which I just tried using chronic to loosen up and ease the pressure. Now, I have been avidly working out for 4 years in a row. I am 20 years old, and I consider myself fairly athletic. Ever since starting Lamictal, I've been reaching fatigue faster in my workouts. Forget curling 15-17 pounds, I could barely push 10 pound weights. Squats are incredibly difficult. I feel a lot of weakness in my knee joints. Push-ups have been killer as well. Spoke with my psychiatrist, and she told me to go down to 50mg. No headaches, no tiredness. But I am still trying to fight fatigue. I've been doing Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer to try and work my way back up. Guess I'll have to lower my pride and just modify every long work out to last. Mood-wise, I've been fine. It's been 1.5 months, and I haven't endured any horrible mood swings but we'll see.
lamictal and 3 years of dry heaves.....almost daily