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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 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
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 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 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

149,805 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I'm currently taking Lamictal, something I'm finally...
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on Lamictal gives me the worst hangover ever. Yep. I...
...on Lamictal gives me the worst hangover ever. Yep. I also get headaches. The only...
for 4 years I took lamictal and was absolutely cured for...
...have horrible anxiety and depression for 4 years I took lamictal and was absolutely cured for a month...
with BlueHeron. Lamictal has been wonderful at obliterating...
I agree with BlueHeron. Lamictal has been wonderful at obliterating my depression, but my anxiety has...
I have had no problems or side effects whatsoever....
...works wonders for my depression along with Lamictal. I have had no problems or side effects whatsoever. Just be...
daughter was on lamical and she stop taking it because she...
My daughter was on lamical and she stop taking it because she had a headache for two weeks. every...
than I was at my worst.  I take it with Lamictal, for the...
...anxiety not so much my depression.  I still don't enjoy things ...at my worst.  I take it with Lamic...
have epilepsy. I'm on 400 of Lamictal (that may go up...I...
...I'm on 400 of Lamictal (that may ...and the seizures are okay but were better controlled). I'm s...
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