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Went from 100 mg of lamictal to 50 mg to 0 in 2 months (also take tegretol) terrible headaches -could this be a symptom of lamictal withdrawal?

Went from 100 mg of lamictal to 50 mg to 0 in 2 months (also take tegretol) terrible headaches -could this be a symptom of lamictal withdrawal?

Not likely, see PCP: Any headache and stomach pain must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Rule out medication overuse headache. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...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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How can I ease up the flu like symptoms of venlafaxine and lamictal withdrawal when I forgot carrying pills while I'm travelling?

How can I ease up the flu like symptoms of venlafaxine and lamictal withdrawal when I forgot carrying pills while I'm travelling?

Substitute : 1. Substitute with any other ssri you can tolerate, to compensate rather abrupt decline of serotonin. General recommendation to use drug with longer half life: in your case Prozac (fluoxetine) could be right choice. 2 please do not forget your med's next traveling. 3. Lamictal usually does not causing withdraw but 2 days without will require start titration from scratch to avoid other SE Ask your doctor ...Read more

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Withdrawal from lamictal. No on klonopin (clonazepam). Is it for a risk of seizures, or is it for my mental condition, or both?

Withdrawal from lamictal. No on klonopin (clonazepam). Is it for a risk of seizures, or is it for my mental condition, or both?

Uncertain: Only your doctor can fully answer why you are on those medications. Several of the meds for seizures have been approved as a mood stabilizer by the fda. If you are on a medication like Lamictal and need to stop it should be tapered slowly. ...Read more

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Forgot to pick up refill for 200mg Lamictal. Last dose was at 8 a.m. Thursday. It's now 5 p.m. Friday. Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom? Can it c

Forgot to pick up refill for 200mg Lamictal.  Last dose was at 8 a.m. Thursday.  It's now 5 p.m. Friday.  Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom?  Can it c

Dizziness is possibl: Symptoms depend on doseage, length of time taking the drug, acuteness of withdrawal. Lamictal withdrawal is associated with dizziness, mood, depression, balance, bipolar disorder,anxiety, anger... multiple. Consult your doctor. It is always best to have a taper off of a drug. ...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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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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Lamictal side effects?

Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber. ...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