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Other names: Lamotrigine, Lamictal XR
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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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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?

Holders
Itching with no rash or dandruff, and hair loss ....
My hair is falling out all over , than it started itchin a month ago with no dandruff or rash .I am afraid to wash it cause it is tramatic for me each time , many hairs come out In this process, my drain if full and it is stuck all over me and the shower walls,my sope bottles ect. ... now I only wash it once a week(know this sounds gross but it is very dry ,so not that to bad )
and use a high quality dry shampoo and conditioner in between . It is sheding out all over, no bald spots yet . I can run my fingers threw it any time of the day over & over and come out with at least ten hairs at a time, all day long . All my life I have been told from my haidressers that I do not have think strands,but have tons of hairs . It has always took 2 days for it to dry completely and it was like a sponge...I never blow it dry cause it takes to long and my arm gets tired, lol .... I even stopped highlighting it and just do an all over dark Color with no bleach ,I never use sraighters ..... I wash it in Luke warm water using sincitive ,nutragina dandruff shapnpoo and condition (I use a special wet brush to coat it everywhere and let it sit or 10 min ) with a high end conditioner and after put natural nut based hair oil in it ...I gently pat it dry and do not brush it other wise. I just use my fingers to comb threw it ... still amazing abouts of hair Come out , at least 500 hundred a day, but not getting an exact count cause I am not going to cout that many.... It is aways stuck everywhere ...pillows ,shirts ,tickling my arm making me think I have a spider on me ... in my food,clogging in my sweeper every week , stuck to my daughter and me , just dropping all over the place !!! ... they say if it is coming out at the normal end of its life cycle ,it has a small white bulb on the end ...mine do not , and it is not broken, but full length strands ... other People say well ,u have normal looking hair, they do not see an issue ,everyone's hair falls out , but at this age I know what is normal for me,after loosing 2/3 s of it ,it looks normal because of how many I had to begin with ,so no one will listen or believe me , but it not all fits into a small clip that wold have popped or broken out of my hair in the past ... I am mostly afraid of it all bebeing gone and have been told by my Dr's it could me a number of about 10 to 25 things causing it or a combination of more than one , can not cheak all of that to find out ....I do not have genetic hairloss in the woman of my family... my grandmother still has beautiful full head of hair at 88 ....I am only 39 ...I know as some say it might sound vein but it is tramatic for woman....my hair has alway been my crowning glory, it is part of who we r....and bald is just not very flattering on a woman unless it is do to chemo and the brave amazing fight of a strong woman battling cancer or a genetic condition, which I feel they r beautifull ... I am on 200 mg of lemectal along with other meds ...I have a lot of stesss , fast cycling bp, adhd ,yes I am one of those people who really have this ,not misdiagnosed ,exteame anxiety & rumination, have alway had this issue so thst is not really a difference in my life . I have had my thyroid checked but only the basic check, recent weight loss ,possible low nutrition ,slight anemia that my dr was not concerned abut it ...started taking prenatal vit. because my experienced hairdresser friend said it is better than the hair vitamins , she also said getting Color will not hurt it because it is coming from something on the inside of me not outside ..... I do not know what to do because I need the meds and I am sinsitive to so many others I have tried, and it would take years(medicade)to go to each specialist for each possibly & my hair will be gone by than ...I am sorry this is long but it takes that to explain the details correctly ....it is making me feel ugly and sad . It is even very annoying dealing with all the hair all over sticking to every thing all the time ... I hope that someone will have some advice or at least help someone else know they r not alone in this ...Amy

wak1957
Lamictal
Can lamictal cause arthritis

mary
numb lips - doctor told me I am "his most difficult patient" -I'm trying to self decrease
He told me that I will only see effects at a minimum of 200mg and that the goat is to get to 400+. I don't feel comfortable, but on the 3rd day of going from 300 to 275 (I cut up the pill), I started acting weird & BAD. I would repeat scenes from TV I was watching OVER AND OVER AND OVER to see how I would do the lines differently. I would move me head & neck to a certain position every 30 seconds. My lips are numb and/or tingling... it's like I somehow touched some kind of chemical on my fingers & then they got in contact with my lips. Now I've had to go back up to the full 300 mg. I feel so dizzy .. I'm crying as I write this. I'll have pretend conversations to myself for up to an hour ... about past or future situations/confrontations on what I could've or should've said. I DO NOT want to be on these meds forever -- when I told my Dr. this, he told me that I was "his most difficult patient" - I suppose because, in his opinion, I was questioning him ... it's a long story.. forget it
sara
March 19, 2015
doc said you were "most difficult patient." ???? that is just an unprofessional and potentially devastating thing to say. please tell doc someone said this. am quite furious, really.
--- metal health professional with 15 years experience.
Carole
February 15, 2015
Oh and Mary, I forgot to say that my lips get numb feeling too when it's time for next dose. It's just my particular chemistry and I'm good with it!
Carole
February 15, 2015
No different than any maintenance drug, high blood pressure, insulin etc., we must take our meds to be healthy.
Lee
February 6, 2015
Mary,
I have been on Lamictal @ 300mg for over 6 years and I totally understand how you feel about not wanting to be on medication forever. However, if you do have the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, whether I or II, it is very difficult to justify coming off of medication when we are not stable. It's like when you decrease medication, your brain immediately recognizes the change in biochemical composition imbalance and the symptoms we have return or are extremely worse. I encourage you to hang

Saphire
"Lamictal vs. Viibryd"
??? why "vs"? i'm on both meds..

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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?

Holders
Itching with no rash or dandruff, and hair loss ....
My hair is falling out all over , than it started itchin a month ago with no dandruff or rash .I am afraid to wash it cause it is tramatic for me each time , many hairs come out In this process, my drain if full and it is stuck all over me and the shower walls,my sope bottles ect. ... now I only wash it once a week(know this sounds gross but it is very dry ,so not that to bad )
and use a high quality dry shampoo and conditioner in between . It is sheding out all over, no bald spots yet . I can run my fingers threw it any time of the day over & over and come out with at least ten hairs at a time, all day long . All my life I have been told from my haidressers that I do not have think strands,but have tons of hairs . It has always took 2 days for it to dry completely and it was like a sponge...I never blow it dry cause it takes to long and my arm gets tired, lol .... I even stopped highlighting it and just do an all over dark Color with no bleach ,I never use sraighters ..... I wash it in Luke warm water using sincitive ,nutragina dandruff shapnpoo and condition (I use a special wet brush to coat it everywhere and let it sit or 10 min ) with a high end conditioner and after put natural nut based hair oil in it ...I gently pat it dry and do not brush it other wise. I just use my fingers to comb threw it ... still amazing abouts of hair Come out , at least 500 hundred a day, but not getting an exact count cause I am not going to cout that many.... It is aways stuck everywhere ...pillows ,shirts ,tickling my arm making me think I have a spider on me ... in my food,clogging in my sweeper every week , stuck to my daughter and me , just dropping all over the place !!! ... they say if it is coming out at the normal end of its life cycle ,it has a small white bulb on the end ...mine do not , and it is not broken, but full length strands ... other People say well ,u have normal looking hair, they do not see an issue ,everyone's hair falls out , but at this age I know what is normal for me,after loosing 2/3 s of it ,it looks normal because of how many I had to begin with ,so no one will listen or believe me , but it not all fits into a small clip that wold have popped or broken out of my hair in the past ... I am mostly afraid of it all bebeing gone and have been told by my Dr's it could me a number of about 10 to 25 things causing it or a combination of more than one , can not cheak all of that to find out ....I do not have genetic hairloss in the woman of my family... my grandmother still has beautiful full head of hair at 88 ....I am only 39 ...I know as some say it might sound vein but it is tramatic for woman....my hair has alway been my crowning glory, it is part of who we r....and bald is just not very flattering on a woman unless it is do to chemo and the brave amazing fight of a strong woman battling cancer or a genetic condition, which I feel they r beautifull ... I am on 200 mg of lemectal along with other meds ...I have a lot of stesss , fast cycling bp, adhd ,yes I am one of those people who really have this ,not misdiagnosed ,exteame anxiety & rumination, have alway had this issue so thst is not really a difference in my life . I have had my thyroid checked but only the basic check, recent weight loss ,possible low nutrition ,slight anemia that my dr was not concerned abut it ...started taking prenatal vit. because my experienced hairdresser friend said it is better than the hair vitamins , she also said getting Color will not hurt it because it is coming from something on the inside of me not outside ..... I do not know what to do because I need the meds and I am sinsitive to so many others I have tried, and it would take years(medicade)to go to each specialist for each possibly & my hair will be gone by than ...I am sorry this is long but it takes that to explain the details correctly ....it is making me feel ugly and sad . It is even very annoying dealing with all the hair all over sticking to every thing all the time ... I hope that someone will have some advice or at least help someone else know they r not alone in this ...Amy

wak1957
Lamictal
Can lamictal cause arthritis

mary
numb lips - doctor told me I am "his most difficult patient" -I'm trying to self decrease
He told me that I will only see effects at a minimum of 200mg and that the goat is to get to 400+. I don't feel comfortable, but on the 3rd day of going from 300 to 275 (I cut up the pill), I started acting weird & BAD. I would repeat scenes from TV I was watching OVER AND OVER AND OVER to see how I would do the lines differently. I would move me head & neck to a certain position every 30 seconds. My lips are numb and/or tingling... it's like I somehow touched some kind of chemical on my fingers & then they got in contact with my lips. Now I've had to go back up to the full 300 mg. I feel so dizzy .. I'm crying as I write this. I'll have pretend conversations to myself for up to an hour ... about past or future situations/confrontations on what I could've or should've said. I DO NOT want to be on these meds forever -- when I told my Dr. this, he told me that I was "his most difficult patient" - I suppose because, in his opinion, I was questioning him ... it's a long story.. forget it
sara
March 19, 2015
doc said you were "most difficult patient." ???? that is just an unprofessional and potentially devastating thing to say. please tell doc someone said this. am quite furious, really.
--- metal health professional with 15 years experience.
Carole
February 15, 2015
Oh and Mary, I forgot to say that my lips get numb feeling too when it's time for next dose. It's just my particular chemistry and I'm good with it!
Carole
February 15, 2015
No different than any maintenance drug, high blood pressure, insulin etc., we must take our meds to be healthy.
Lee
February 6, 2015
Mary,
I have been on Lamictal @ 300mg for over 6 years and I totally understand how you feel about not wanting to be on medication forever. However, if you do have the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, whether I or II, it is very difficult to justify coming off of medication when we are not stable. It's like when you decrease medication, your brain immediately recognizes the change in biochemical composition imbalance and the symptoms we have return or are extremely worse. I encourage you to hang

Saphire
"Lamictal vs. Viibryd"
??? why "vs"? i'm on both meds..

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