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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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Prescr. For depression: 1, 5 cipram in morning, 0, 5 seroquel (quetiapine) in evening (to help me sleep), 2x2 lamictal (to avoid future dep. Crisis) but i aint manic?

Prescr. For depression: 1, 5 cipram in morning, 0, 5 seroquel (quetiapine) in evening (to help me sleep), 2x2 lamictal (to avoid future dep. Crisis) but i aint manic?

Need more info: If i understand your concern, you are taking a combo of citalopram (an antiderpressant); seroquel (quetiapine) (an antipsychotic often used for either insomnia or as a mood-stabilizer); and Lamotrigine (a mood-stabilizer used for either acute depressive symptoms or long-term mood-stabilization). That combo is prescribed for both unipolar and bipolar depression. Ask the md to explain what he is treating you for. ...Read more

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Which is a better choice if you are psychiatric meds.bystolic (nebivolol) or atenenol.on seroquel(sleep)..tegretol..lamictal...klonopin .luvox...vytoryn?

Which is a better choice if you are psychiatric meds.bystolic (nebivolol) or atenenol.on seroquel(sleep)..tegretol..lamictal...klonopin .luvox...vytoryn?

Atenolol: 1st choice: With complex metabolic profiles of your psych meds, atenolol presents lesser risk of drug interactions. The interaction of carbamazepine and fluvoxamine make it unpredictable whether there would be sufficient 2D6 inhibition by fluvoxamine to inhibit bystolic (nebivolol) metabolism which is dependent on fluvoxamine-carbamazeine 1A2 interactions. There are genetic tests for these risks. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and Lamictal. I take them in the morning. I travel for work and have trouble sleeping. Any recommendations?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and Lamictal. I take them in the morning. I travel for work and have trouble sleeping. Any recommendations?

Timing meds: Get out your calendar and review timing of meds with prescribing doctor(s). You may do better slightly shifting when you take these meds depending on your travel schedule. If you go away for a day or so at a time and travel is unpredictable, you have work-related stress that won't be solved by these meds. Discuss with your doc or a mental health professional for coping strategies. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause you to have altered brain waves while sleeping?

Can lamictal cause you to have altered brain waves while sleeping?

Yes: Lamictal affects the structure of sleep and this is manifested by a change in the frequency and duration of brain waves of certain type. ...Read more

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I currently take lamictal 10mg, Prozac 20 mg, Latuda (lurasidone) 20mg, vyvanse 70mg, and Wellbutrin 300mg but can't sleep still?!?! And mood are all over still.

I currently take lamictal 10mg, Prozac 20 mg, Latuda (lurasidone)  20mg, vyvanse 70mg, and Wellbutrin 300mg but can't sleep still?!?! And mood are all over still.

When do you take?: Diagnosis? Lamictal and latuda (lurasidone) for mood stabilization? Both are subtherapeutic dose. Prozac and Wellbutrin are antidepressants and may increase mood variability. Vyvanse is stimulant. Bipolar d/o and ADD overlap as far as symptoms, but rare to have both and treatment very different. All but latuda (lurasidone) can be stimulating and should be taken in am. Please discuss with prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Would you recommend lamictal as an antidepressant from someone who has not been diagnosis with epilepsy but does have sleep walking?

Would you recommend lamictal as an antidepressant from someone who has not been diagnosis with epilepsy but does have sleep walking?

See neurologist.: Lamictal is an anticonvulsant which is also used as mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. I would not recommend it as a frontline treatment for depression or sleep walking. I would recommend a sleep study and an eeg. Your pcp is your best bet who can then refer you to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Why am I always so tired? I am always bone deep exhausted. I could sleep 20 hours a day and still be tired. I'm on lamictal and cymbalta (duloxetine).

Why am I always so tired?  I am always bone deep exhausted.  I could sleep 20 hours a day and still be tired.  I'm on lamictal and cymbalta (duloxetine).

Tell your doctor: Fatigue & exhaustion can be due to your medication, either as a side effect or from too much! or perhaps you're anemic or hypothyroid. If you're getting enough sleep (20hrs is plenty!) and still tired, perhaps you're not getting good quality sleep. In other words, you might have sleep apnea. Regardless, you need to talk to your family physician and get diagnosed in order to get properly treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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