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A 39-year-old female asked:

Came off lamotrigine jan 7 due to side effects. i still have conjunctivitis and extreme eye itchiness. the skin around my eye sometimes feels like its burning and is very itchy. sometimes rest of face is itchy. worsening sore throat. sjs? go to er?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Need to sort out: Once the skin reaction(s) secondary to lamotrigine commence, stopping the drug typically results in remission, unless Stevens-Johnson Syndrome has started. This a slippery slope, as there may be another contiguous problem such as COVID-19, which will need testing just in case. Either way, today, see a doctor, and if indeed things are moving negatively, go to ER. Better to be overly cautious here
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