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Is a missed period if you believe it is due to lamictal considered very serious?

Is a missed period if you believe it is due to lamictal considered very serious?

Check w/ your doctor: While not impossible, it's difficult to explain how Lamictal would cause you to miss your period. If you're taking an estrogen supplement, Lamictal will speed up elimination of estrogen. Just as likely, however, the condition for which you take Lamictal (epilepsy, bipolar, anxiety) could upset your cycle, causing a missed period. Check with your treating physician, in any case. ...Read more

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


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On zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal. I've always had reg periods. Now they're a bit irregular. I skipped a month. Then got it 2/1. I ovulated 2/16. No period yet.?

On zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal. I've always had reg periods. Now they're a bit irregular. I skipped a month. Then got it 2/1. I ovulated 2/16. No period yet.?

Not connected: It's not likely that your psych meds are causing the OBGYN issues, but do have an exam ASAP and always tell doctors all the meds you take. Best! ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot with light cramps a week before your period if you are on birth control? Can being on lamictal also affect that?

Is it normal to spot with light cramps a week before your period if you are on birth control? Can being on lamictal also affect that?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I am on lamictal and on birth control. I started spotting and I'm supposed to get my period next week. Does this mean my BC is not working properly?

I am on lamictal and on birth control. I started spotting and I'm supposed to get my period next week. Does this mean my BC is not working properly?

Spoting: Birth control pills may not work as well while you are using Lamictal. Lamictal might affect your hormonal birth control. If you notice any unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting., please contact you doctor to check and talk with your doctor about the use of effective birth control methods. ...Read more

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Have IIH, and irregular periods. I am taking Lithium, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Lamictal. I randomly feel aroused, don't know why. Is the medicine or IIH cause?

Have IIH, and irregular periods. I am taking Lithium, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Lamictal. I randomly feel aroused, don't know why. Is the medicine or IIH cause?

IIH?: If you are speaking of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension one must consider replacing the Lithium with something else. Lamictal is a good mood stabilizer for Bipolar Disease. If you are on a stable dose of at least 75 mg twice a day you may be able to taper off the lithium. Zonegran is a weak carbonic anhydrase inhibitor like Topamax (topiramate) and usually has fewer psychiatric side effects. ...Read more

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Just started Lamictal. I've been having intense dreams, breast soreness, shorter period, cold symptoms. Is this normal? I am female 33.

Just started Lamictal. I've been having intense dreams, breast soreness, shorter period, cold symptoms. Is this normal? I am female 33.

Side effects: Rash, dizziness and headache are the most common symptoms, although flu like symptoms, dysmenorrhea and muscle soreness have been reported. It was wise to consider that these are side effects. They may improve with time. Be sure to report them to your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cryselle or adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause absent periods?

Can lamictal cryselle or adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause absent periods?

Talk to doctor: Lamictal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not known to effect your menstrual cycle. Check with doctor prescribing Cyselle re absent periods, rule out pregnancy, possibly check prolactin level. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is lamictal good for mood swings, irritability etc I've been depressed for long periods of times and my mind races think it's bipolar 2. Will see psyc?

Is lamictal good for mood swings, irritability etc I've been depressed for long periods of times and my mind races think it's bipolar 2. Will see psyc?

Seizure Disorder Med: Lamictal (lamotrigine) This medicine is used specifically for SEIZURE DISORDER (antiepileptic, Anticonvulsant). Having Bipolar depression you really need to be followed by a Psychiatrist and prescribed appropriate medications, like, for example SSRIs, SNRIs, buproprion in combination with psychothearpy (CBT). These medicines need to be given / adjusted over 4-6 weeks until effective. ...Read more

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I take 150 mg lamactil bid and 50 mcg of levothyroxine q day. My period was two weeks ago. Now I have a light brown discharge. I've been on these med a?

I take 150 mg lamactil bid and 50 mcg of levothyroxine q day. My period was two weeks ago. Now I have a light brown discharge. I've been on these med a?

Possible connection: The intermenstrual or breakthrough bleeding you're having could or could not be related to these medications. If you are on the right amounts, than likely it's more of a hormonal fluctuation than a problem with the meds. As we age, there tends to be more breakthrough bleeding. If it continues and worries you, see a doctor and make sure your TSH is at right level and Lamictal too. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Lamotrigine and missed period? Five days late. How common is the medicine w its effect of hormonal changes?

Most importantly: About Lamotrigine is it's effect on folate metabolism. If you are mthfr 677 or 1298 positive, and you doc has given you "regular" folic acid, you likely can't use it. 84% of us population has this defect. You need l-methylfolate, b6, ; B12 to keep the biochemical circle going right and supplying you with serotonin, dopamine, nor-epi ; melatonin. Mthfr also effects fertility, so important to treat. ...Read more

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I'm taking Lexapro 10 mg, seroquel 100 and lamotrigine 200mg, ranitidine 300 mg I missed my periods im very worried can this medication be harmful?

I'm taking Lexapro 10 mg, seroquel 100 and lamotrigine 200mg, ranitidine 300 mg I missed my periods im very worried can this medication be harmful?

Side effects: All medications unfortunately have the potential for side effects. Seroquel could POTENTIALLY be affecting your periods. I would recommend talking to your doctor and perhaps having a prolactin level checked, which would help answer that question. It's important to review the medications and make sure that the benefits are outweighing any side effects you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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Can the use of amoxicillin and lamactil together cause an adverse reaction? Could the antibiotic cause me to only spot during my period

Can the use of amoxicillin and lamactil together cause an adverse reaction? Could the antibiotic cause me to only spot during my period

Rx pretty safe here: There is no reason why these medications could not be used together. Go ahead, use them with confidence. They should not cause adverse reactions when used together.

Amoxicillin should not cause changes in perimenstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Taking Lexapro 10 mg seroquel 100 lamotrigine 200 I missed my periods for 12 days I did urine and blood test both of them came negativ im worried?

Taking Lexapro 10 mg seroquel 100 lamotrigine 200 I missed my periods for 12 days I did urine and blood test both of them came negativ im worried?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to lamictal?

Is there an alternative to lamictal?

Yes: Lamictal is primarily an anti-epileptic drug which is also utilized in psychiatry. Numerous other drugs exist within this class, and if you are taking the drug and it seems ineffective or adverse events are present, your doctor could easiiy change to another medication. ...Read more

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What is Lamictal typically used for?

Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lamictal?

See below: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant.

Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures in adults and children. ...Read more

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I'm starting lamictal, what should I expect next?

I'm starting lamictal, what should I expect next?

Don't expect an: Immediate response because you must build up the dose over time. It can be very effective. There is a black box warning for stevens johnson syndrome. ...Read more

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Could 4700mg of lamictal be fatal?

Yes!: Depends on the patient and the nee, a doctor will prescribe Lamictal as high as 400 to 500 mg. Per day. 4700 mg of Lamictal per day is a massive dosage, and it can be fatal. Overdosing on Lamictal is very dangerous, and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Why does lamictal cause a rash?

Why does lamictal cause a rash?

Any drug can: Any medication can potentially cause skin rash. Although some are more likely than others to induce a rash. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lamictal?

Lamictal & Pregnancy: That is a decision by your doctor. Who can assess benefits versus risks of being on Lamictal versus not being on it, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will lamictal make your head hurt when in sun?

Will lamictal make your head hurt when in sun?

It shouldn't: Lamictal can cause photosensitivty which is a lower threshold to getting sunburned, but it is not known to make your head hurt when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Can even a low dose lamictal exacberate anxiety?

Anxiety has been: Reported in 4 % of people. Regarding sensitivity to side effects - it is variable regarding the dosing. If you just started it - hopefully, it will reduce. ...Read more

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What does the rash caused by lamictal look like?

What does the rash caused by lamictal look like?

Bad hives, and more: Lamictal can cause a rare but sometimes fatal allergic reaction called S.J.S., E.M. Major, or T.E.N. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomfort), skin itching, joint aches, and a fairly rapid appearance of reddened spots or patches all over. The rash can have "target" or "bulls-eye" spots, and even blisters. Eye irritation can occur, as well as sores on eyelids, lips, and in the mouth. ...Read more

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I think I have a lamictal rash, what should I do?

I think I have a lamictal rash, what should I do?

Stop and call Dr: Lamictal rashes can be serious and even life-threatening. I would stop the Lamictal immediately and contact your physician. ...Read more

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Is lamictal a safe med? And will it affect libido?

I like Lamictal: As a psychiatrist I prescribe Lamictal for its fda approved use in bipolar disorder. When used appropriately (slow titration monitoring for rash) I have found it to be safe and effective.

It has a favorable side effect profile with little to no effect on libido or weight.

I have no experience using it for neurological conditions such as seizures.

Good luck, dr. Dave. ...Read more

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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more