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Does Lamictal Help With Anxiety
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
I was prescribed lamictal for my anxiety. 25mg 1st week. 50mg 2nd week. 75mg 3rd week and 100 mg 4th week. I take Xanax. 25 mg now. Combination ok?
Niether: Niether have strong evidence supporting their use in anxiety. Neurontin's effects on anxiety are thought to be mediated through its effects on the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (similar to, but much more subtly than, benzodiazepines). Lamictal is still being investigated for use in anxiety because it can reduce activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. ...Read more
Is it a better idea to take lamictal a few hours later than tegretol...I've heard together they can cause anxiety.
Side Effects Worries: Usually the best plan is to take your medications together. Why? Because if you take medications more than twice a day the medication schedule starts to control you, and you are more likely to forget to take them. Every patient does not have the same side effects. The person reporting the side effects may have other factors unknown to us. Keep a medication/side effect diary to track your own. ...Read more
Can anything deadly or harmful for the body happen If you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? Or is this just irrational anxiety?
No: As long as you don't take either medication too close together. I often prescribe Zoloft (sertraline) at bedtime as it may be sedating for soe people. Lamictaliusually prescribe in am. Themost important thing is that you take both daily on a consistent basis. Relax take some deep breathes and know tht we are here on Healthtap 24/7 to answer your questions ...Read more
Never been allergic to Zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal, which I am using now.!! What is the chances that I will become allergic to them now? Is this just anxiety?
I take 30 Cymbalta (duloxetine) at 7am and 1mg klonopin and 100 lamictal at 9 am...some sedation until 1pm but anxiety comes back at 5pm any thoughts on dosing?
If you have tolerated Zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal for over a year. Then it's unlikely to suddenly become allergic to them? I'm asking because of health anxiety.
Probably not specify: There have been cases of delayed hypersensitivity to Lamictal, however, to the best of my knowledge it would not occur years after being stable on both meds. Are you saying that you have a health anxiety that you think is allergic in nature? Or are you experiencing specific allergic reaction symptoms- if so what are they? ...Read more
What is the best med.4/social anxiety¶noia that comes n goes? What about ativan4/anxiety? N what med.4/paranoia? Already take lamictal n effexor (venlafaxine).
Taking 100 mg daily of lamictal for seizures, could it also help with mild depression or anxiety? Feel more resilient on it than before.
I have bipolar why does my doctor have me on lamictal and gordon, and I've seen on everything for anxiety it seems at I can is the current and amdien.
I am confused: Because I see klonopin, Paxil ; lithium listed as your medications. Lamictal is a mood stabilizer. Geodon (ziprasidone) is an atypical antispychotic. Ambien is for sleep. Both mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics can be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Most psychiatrists are shying away from treating bipolar disorder with antidepressants. Take care. ...Read more
I take 200mg of lamictal (bp2) and 150 buproprion for depression/anxiety. My anxiety has been steadily getting worse. A caffeine reaction? Any ideas?
I have anxiety, take lamictal and klonopin (clonazepam) as needed. I've been flushing (red, prickly and hot) in my neck and chest. This is just anxiety, Right?
Can you suddenly become allergic to Zoloft (sertraline) and Lamictal? I'm not allergic to them. Yet I'm afraid it will make my tongue and throath swell. Anxiety?
Fear of allergy: To be clear, you're saying you suffer from anxiety, hypochondriasis, and that you are not currently having any allergy/physical symptoms? It sounds like you are having sxs of hypochondriasis and anxiety = fear that you will develop a sudden allergy to your meds. As you've no physical symptoms at all now, risk of hypersensitivity is quite low. ...Read more
Can you suddenly become allergic to Zoloft (sertraline) and Lamictal? I'm not allergic to them. Yet I'm afraid this will happen. Is this irrational fear? Anxiety?
Yes: Drug allergies usually start overnight. You either have allergy to some medications or you don't. .. In some select cases you may develop allergy to certain agents after using them number if times. .. I look at this mostly as a compulsive thought behavior. .. ...Read more
In addition to tegretol, lamictal, cymbalta (duloxetine) my dr. Wants me to take 1mg of klonopin 3 xdaily. Does this mean that a person has serious stress/anxiety?
Can you take Terbinafine while on Lamictal and Zoloft (Anxiety Threatment) And Melatonin (for sleep)?
You MUST make an appointment to see a Psychologist.
You should also let your Primary doctor know!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
Why is Lamictal used as an off-label anti anxiety medication? My doc just prescribed me 50mg daily and also taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg.
Talk to your doc: I treat a lot of anxiety but don't use lamictal for it. You need to ask your doctor what his thought process was in choosing that medication. Is it possible he thinks you have bipolar depression? there have been reports of lamictal being helpful for anxiety but its not a common or widely accepted treatment for anxiety. ...Read more
I have bipolar ii, taking lamictal 200 mg, lyrica (pregabalin) 500mg (for anxiety, bc. Nothing else had helped) but still have a lot of anxiety. Any advice?
Things you can do.: Don't expect medications to be the total answer. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends & >>. ...Read more
I have been on 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) for years. 2 years ago 25 mg lamictal. Ativan. 05 as needed. Now on Zoloft 25 mg for my anxiety. Zombie feeling?
Psychiatric Meds: Let your psychiatrist know how you are feeling on this medication combination so that your meds can be optimized. Take care. ...Read more
Get headaches behind the head. Is it due to depression/anxiety or meds? I'm on haldol, (haloperidol) lithium, and lamictal. MRI normal.
I take 400 mg lamictal 40 Paxil (paroxetine). 5-1 clonopin for bipolar/anxiety. Slept well at first now restless at night and nap 2-4 hrs. During the day. Help!
Any suggestions how to cope with stress and anxiety that is affecting my job performance. Use. 5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for insomnia & lamictal for mood disorder?
Anxiety: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website and also consider reading my latest book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the same site. If your stress continues consult a mental health professional as psychotherapy can be very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read more
I have sever anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I was diagnosed with bipolar but not sure it is true. I receive invega (paliperidone) and lamictal but they not helping.
Suicidal thinking: Suicidal thinking is an abnormal experience regardless of potential cause. Invega (paliperidone) and Lamictal are both medications that can be used to treat bipolarity and it's complications. Uncontrolled anxiety and suicidal thinking are risk factors for suicidal behavior. Suicidal thinking is an indication for medical evaluation as soon as possible. Continued openness of thinking will facilitate medical help. ...Read more
Simple partial seizures. Got off lamictal because of anxiety; off vimpat (lacosamide) because of depression. Does this suggest I wll have problems with keppra?
Not legitimately: No, one can have completely different reactions to each of these agents, and these two aren't enough alike to cause up front concern. ...Read more
Wellbutrin, (bupropion) zoloft, clonaz, do not help anxiety, after a month lamictal has not helped. It's so hard not to self medicate w opiates. Idk what to do there is too much time between count sendlein sessions?
Please: Please go to an na meeting. Please call your sponsor. Please go help another addict. Please get out of your fear. Please know that no pill will solve this problem. None. ...Read more
Zoloft, (sertraline) seroquel, lamictal and klonopin. Anxiety is gone but I have been using the restroom more for bowels and diarrhea lately. Is this normal?
This is NOT NORMAL
Please contact your Dr., it is unlikely related to you medications.
Please drink a lot of fluids in the meantime ...Read more
Taking lamictal 200 mg, and Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg against anxiety. Not bipolar. Will I ever be able to quit them, when doctor is observing me? Can they harm me?
No harm: And yes, especially with therapy if you really have that desire you might be successful at weaning off meds slowly under dr supervision ...Read more
Poorest qual life, suffer from child, age34 Diag- Acute Bipolar (depression) comorbid severe OCD PLUS Anxiety Consider dival, lamictal, inderal, Latuda?
See: Psychiatrist. Be more macrobiotics (90%). Get personal trainer for exercise. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more
20 yrs of Depakote for simple partial seizures caused osteoporosis. Switched to: lamictal - caused severe anxiety; vimpat (lacosamide) -depression. Alternatives?
Is it ok to take trittico &Lamictal? Chronic anxiety & insomnia, cluster of first ever grand mal seizures, after near fatal accident, 6 ops, pain meds
Discuss with doctor: There may be drug interactions between Trittico and Lamictal. You're also taking pain meds which you don't list. You should check with neurologist or doctor who is treating you for grand mal seizures if ok to add this medication with all the meds you're already on. Glad you've gotten help after terrible accident. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bipolar (controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more
Could long-term daily use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & lamictal (for depression & anxiety) cause a decrease in sexual desire or vaginal dryness or pain? (in females)
Possibly: These drugs may impact sexual function. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may prolong or prevent orgasm and cause mucous membrane dryness. Lamictal may decrease libido. You and your doctor need to weight these side effects with the benefits you derive from using them. There may be alternative medications you can use, or treatments to counteract these effects if you decide to continue to use them. ...Read more
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia. Advice?
Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more
I was taking Lamical for 2 weeks I had developed violent intrusive thoughts I was told to stop cold turkey and than put on latuda (lurasidone) my anxiety worsen?
Taking escitalopram 10 mg, 200 mg lamotrigine and 100 mg seroquel (quetiapine), I still have anxiety during day which medication can help for anx during the day?
Maybe not more meds?: Hi Jeta, You should consult your prescriber for additional options. Psychotherapy is very effective for managing anxiety by helping you examine worrisome thoughts and teaching you coping skills. Individuals I work with have found some of the self help tips on this website useful for generalized anxiety: http://www. Anxieties. Com/115/gad-intro#.V8Q1MpgrK01. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read more