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A 50-year-old male asked:

seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years.never happened before?

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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Report this to Doc..: There can be potential withdrawal symptoms from abruptly stopping lamictal, but this must be weighed with the fact that it may be causing you shortness of breath--this always gets a physician's undivided attention. Speak to your doctor about this immediately, as there can be serious side effects (such as anemia) which can cause your symptoms and may require bloodwork for further evaluation.

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