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Lamictal

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR
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. For epilepsy, it is used to treat partial ... Read more on Wikipedia

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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
hi i get feelings of euthoria a happier feeling and contentment within me i take lamictal with abilify for my bipolar and scizophernia i love the these drugs mix well and these cause me to be rid of deppresive thoughts and stuff like that
i take 200mg of lamictal with 20mg of abilify
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
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.
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
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.
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By straczyk
November 29, 2013
straczyk wrote
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.
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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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well control of complex partial seizures using lamictal?...
lamictal for complex partial seizures Dr. ...to switch from trileptal to lamictal after 2 months of trial ...of complex partial seizures using ...
I\"ve gotten off Paxil and am only on Lamictal, I have...
...Since I\"ve gotten off Paxil and am only on Lamictal, I have found I have...
I\"ve gotten off Paxil and am only on Lamictal, I have...
...I\"ve gotten off Paxil and am only on Lamictal, I have found I have insomnia. Does...
her depression for me only lamictal somewhat helps...
...useless against her depression for me only lamictal somewhat helps ...make me manic but im going to try prozac while im on lamic
made my depression much worse. It did improve about...
Lamactil made my depression much worse. It did ...I stopped the lamictal and started the trileptal. Are...
today,but I take lamictal phenobarbital topamax and...
...today,but I take lamictal phenobarbital topamax and ativan prn.he just wont listen even my wife is on da bandwag...
didn't realise how awful it was until I changed to lamictal...
...almost three years and yes it made me severly depressed but I didn't realise how awful it was until I change...
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