Lamictal

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Other names: Lamotrigine, Lamictal XR
Method of use: Pill
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and...
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lorib
I take Lamictal and Thyroxine. My doctor looks at my blood test, sees that my thyroid is high, and treats my low thyroid by lowering the Thyroxine. He brings it down - I feel terrible. His answer is to lower the dosage further. I've since raised the dosage to very high levels - I feel great!

KBen
I take Lamictal and Fortamet. I read they cause a drug interactions. I found that if I take the pills together I have side effects like dehydration, stomach problems. no energy, and nausea. The side effects lasted for about five hours after taking the Fortamet and Lamictal together. I found that if I take the pills at least two hours apart, the side effects were not so bad. I find that if I take Lamictal earlier in the day, I don't have as much a problem falling asleep.

Carlo
I am on lamictal and it has drastically increased my happiness and my sex drive! I am so happy this drug is available to the world!

CKat
Im 17, been on 200 mg of Lamictal for bipolar II for 3+ years. I went to my first party, had only 2 shots of vodka and i guess i blacked out. I woke up to being raped. Don't drink if youre on lamictal. please. i dont really know how to recover from this. I wish i knew that alcohol and lamictal were bad together, because this probablyl wouldnt have happened. Thanks - ck

Shahrin Khatun
About my control of seizure
Before I have been taken medicine like Tegretol 200mg morning and 200mg night with Epilim chorono 300mg in night and control seizure until 4 years, but In US doctor change my medication like Tegretol 400mg and Lamictal 150mg morning.........Tegretol 400mg and Lamictal 150mg night, So my seizure is back more time in a month, How can I do? I have 5 months old baby, Give me suggest about the matter of fact, I want to take back of the dose medications but doctor say current medications is better than previous, but you know at first control seizure, so what can I do? I'm very tired to suffered by the seizure, But Dent Neurology buffalo They doesn't realized my panic situations, Now I would be hate them?

f.early
Tegretol to Lamictal
A family relative has been using Tegretol for some time but now the side effects have worsened. Memory problems, severe drowsiness and could stay in bed 24/7, bad balance and slow slurred speech. They have now started taking some Lamictal but more Tegretol, within a month they would be totally off the Tegretol. I just want to know is Lamictal good and does switching meds cause seizures? Help
June 12, 2015
I've been taking Lamictal for 15 years now and it's worked great for me. I've only had one seizure in that time and the side effects are very minimal.

fin
Tegretol to Lamictal
I was put on Tegretol after two seizures in February 2015, it worked fine until the side effects begun at the start of May, Memory Problems. Slurred and slow speech, bad balance, and tripping the odd time. The doctor decided last week to put me on Lamictal, I am slowly going off tegretol and by next month I will be taken 4 lamictal tablets just at night. I just wondering is changing these tablets increase seizures? Please help

Remedy
I am on lamictal 150 mg for bipolar disorder and I looked this up today because the last few months I have been well let's just say so sexual and it's never enough no problem climaxing but literally I think I could have sex all day long it's really out of control glad I am not completely crazy that it is happening to other ppl too. Lol smh

Karen
I am bipolar and am on abilify and pristiq. I also take lamictal for small seizures. I was on 200 mg am and pm. I have slowly been increasing it. The first time it was increased too much too soon. I suffered flu like symptom for a month and audio and sensory hallucinations before I determined the cause (via the web.). Now the re is bloating, increased fat around torso down to thighs and irregular bowel movements. I have no weight gain to speak of just the fore mentioned. I look about 7 months pregnant. I contribute this to the lamictal.

AlyceMD
I can tolerate the side effects of my current dosages of Lamictal and Onfi, but I'm still having occasional breakthrough seizures. Does anyone have experience with using medical marijuana for seizures, in addition to the meds I'm currently on?

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I take Lamictal and Thyroxine. My doctor looks at my blood test, sees that my thyroid is high, and treats my low thyroid by lowering the Thyroxine. He brings it down - I feel terrible. His answer is to lower the dosage further. I've since raised the dosage to very high levels - I feel great!

KBen
I take Lamictal and Fortamet. I read they cause a drug interactions. I found that if I take the pills together I have side effects like dehydration, stomach problems. no energy, and nausea. The side effects lasted for about five hours after taking the Fortamet and Lamictal together. I found that if I take the pills at least two hours apart, the side effects were not so bad. I find that if I take Lamictal earlier in the day, I don't have as much a problem falling asleep.

Carlo
I am on lamictal and it has drastically increased my happiness and my sex drive! I am so happy this drug is available to the world!

CKat
Im 17, been on 200 mg of Lamictal for bipolar II for 3+ years. I went to my first party, had only 2 shots of vodka and i guess i blacked out. I woke up to being raped. Don't drink if youre on lamictal. please. i dont really know how to recover from this. I wish i knew that alcohol and lamictal were bad together, because this probablyl wouldnt have happened. Thanks - ck

Shahrin Khatun
About my control of seizure
Before I have been taken medicine like Tegretol 200mg morning and 200mg night with Epilim chorono 300mg in night and control seizure until 4 years, but In US doctor change my medication like Tegretol 400mg and Lamictal 150mg morning.........Tegretol 400mg and Lamictal 150mg night, So my seizure is back more time in a month, How can I do? I have 5 months old baby, Give me suggest about the matter of fact, I want to take back of the dose medications but doctor say current medications is better than previous, but you know at first control seizure, so what can I do? I'm very tired to suffered by the seizure, But Dent Neurology buffalo They doesn't realized my panic situations, Now I would be hate them?

f.early
Tegretol to Lamictal
A family relative has been using Tegretol for some time but now the side effects have worsened. Memory problems, severe drowsiness and could stay in bed 24/7, bad balance and slow slurred speech. They have now started taking some Lamictal but more Tegretol, within a month they would be totally off the Tegretol. I just want to know is Lamictal good and does switching meds cause seizures? Help
June 12, 2015
I've been taking Lamictal for 15 years now and it's worked great for me. I've only had one seizure in that time and the side effects are very minimal.

fin
Tegretol to Lamictal
I was put on Tegretol after two seizures in February 2015, it worked fine until the side effects begun at the start of May, Memory Problems. Slurred and slow speech, bad balance, and tripping the odd time. The doctor decided last week to put me on Lamictal, I am slowly going off tegretol and by next month I will be taken 4 lamictal tablets just at night. I just wondering is changing these tablets increase seizures? Please help

Remedy
I am on lamictal 150 mg for bipolar disorder and I looked this up today because the last few months I have been well let's just say so sexual and it's never enough no problem climaxing but literally I think I could have sex all day long it's really out of control glad I am not completely crazy that it is happening to other ppl too. Lol smh

Karen
I am bipolar and am on abilify and pristiq. I also take lamictal for small seizures. I was on 200 mg am and pm. I have slowly been increasing it. The first time it was increased too much too soon. I suffered flu like symptom for a month and audio and sensory hallucinations before I determined the cause (via the web.). Now the re is bloating, increased fat around torso down to thighs and irregular bowel movements. I have no weight gain to speak of just the fore mentioned. I look about 7 months pregnant. I contribute this to the lamictal.

AlyceMD
I can tolerate the side effects of my current dosages of Lamictal and Onfi, but I'm still having occasional breakthrough seizures. Does anyone have experience with using medical marijuana for seizures, in addition to the meds I'm currently on?

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