Lamictal

Last Update February 4, 2016
Other brands: Lamotrigine, Lamictal XR
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and...
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Positive 19,743 "No problem. Good thing about lamictal is the patent is expiring soon. I think it might be even this... "Read more positive discussions
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Rapid Cycling Mixed Bipolar
| Cerementheart
? get seroquel 300 for rapid cycliyc mixed bipolar with Lithuril 1200 and lamictal 100 . ? feel okay usually but i feel severely suicidal i use effexor max 600 mg . if i fell too manic i get +600 lithuril .
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January 15, 2016
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Lamictal and diapers...
| Dna15
Lamictal seems to work somewhat for depression BUT - over 50 MG a day I begin to experience incontinence. It got worse and I couldn't stand 200mg a day in divided doses because I was in adult diapers. Had to stop taking it.

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Terrible Taste in mouth from Strattera. Strange sensation in head and chest.
| JohniBee
I'm ramping up to 80mg/day of atomoxatine (Straterra). I'm at 65mg/day now and the taste in my mouth 24/7 is almost unbearable. Can't really describe it. I'm taking it for treatment-resistant Major Depressive/Bipolar Disorder. I'm atypical, hence my shrink prescribing Strattera. I've been on everything including 7 electro-convulsive therapy treatments which set me free for 3 months then I dropped like a rock, the same as with all the meds that worked in the beginning for different periods. The best was Lamictal which worked like a dream for 3 years. Any way, so far the Strattera is helping with my depression. Not as much as I would like, but it's better than nothing which is more than I can say about all other meds I've been on. I feel this strange anxiety also all the time. I'm able to sleep fairly well, though. It's kinda like amphetamines without the sped up mania effect.

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| Wyllyness
When I first started Lamotrigine /Lamictal a few years ago, I had dry heaves and nausea about 1 to 2x a month. Not too bad, just annoying. Stopped taking it for a while, and the symptoms went away. Started them back up again, and now, every couple of days or so, and it's becoming more frequent and much worse as I go, I am having nausea and dry heaves if I even just move around. So, I get stuck in bed all day. I stopped taking it again a few days ago and it's much worse. Could be severe withdrawal symptoms, but I am looking forward to it going away.

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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!
October 4, 2015
Ask your doctor to check you for Hashimoto's. It is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. Most have to take high doses of thyroxine to suppress the TSH. It's more and more common lately. The blood tests you'll need will include: TSH, free T3, T4, thyroglobulin antibodies, & TPO.
Hope this helps. :)

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| 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.

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| 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!

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| 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

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Tegretol to Lamictal
| fin
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

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| 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

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How do I obtain Lamictal?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Lamictal?
Pill
What dosages are available?
2mg, 5mg, 25mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 50mg
Ingredients
Lamotrigine
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