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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

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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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 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

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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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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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Can lamictal start causing tiredness after six months of use?

Can lamictal start causing tiredness after six months of use?

Lamictal sedation: Yes it can! Lamotrigine is anticonvulsant work by attenuation of glutamate excitatory neurotransmission. It acts in part of the brain that causes activating effects including anxiety and antidepressant actions. Which inhibits na (+) channel activity that in turn reduces glutamate release. Sedation is sign of the need for dosage reduction. Sedation should not be confused with cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Am on high doses of lamictal (500mg) and effexor (300mg). Fatigue is so bad that I can't get up on time - do I need MORE medication or LESS medication?

Am on high doses of lamictal (500mg) and effexor (300mg). Fatigue is so bad that I can't get up on time - do I need MORE medication or LESS medication?

Go back to doctor: You need to go see your doctor. You were put on these medications for a reason. Are they helping your mood? That is the first issue. Then the fatigue. Is it to much for you? Need to return to doctor to discuss these things ...Read more

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Been off clonzapeam 0.25mg for 7 days. Was on it for a year once a day. Is fatigue a withdrawal symptom?

Been off clonzapeam 0.25mg for 7 days. Was on it for a year once a day. Is fatigue a withdrawal symptom?

Could be: Many withdrawal symptoms are possible, and fatigue can be one. Clonazepam's half life can be 19-50 hours. It can take 10 days for most of it to be processed out of your system, and you're still in that time period. Hoping you've been working with your doctor on this decision, including assessments for possible depression as well. Take care. ...Read more

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How long will fatigue from nicotine withdrawal last?

How long will fatigue from nicotine withdrawal last?

3-7 days: If you are too uncomfortable to wait a couple of days for the symptoms to subside, you may use otc nicotine patches or gum to withdraw gradually. Be aware that a desire to smoke will occur from time to time long after nicotine withdrawal because smoking has been a habit. ...Read more

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Having a lot of anxiety and tremors feels like withdrawals I also take klonpin. I take 44mcgs but this has never helped im always fatigued?

Having a lot of anxiety and tremors feels like withdrawals I also take klonpin. I take 44mcgs but this has never helped im always fatigued?

Call your doctor: Unfortunately your question seems confusing because Klonopin (clonazepam) comes in milligrams, not micrograms. Also it does not come in 44 mg increments -- and this would be an extreme dose if you did take it. If you're actually taking that much by adding smaller doses together, it's no wonder you'd be fatigued. Please contact your prescribing physician about this! ...Read more

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I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

Can happen: SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, depressed mood, confusion, irritability, restless legs, tremors, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, unsteady gait, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, ringing in ears, hypersensitivity to noise, sensation of ...Read more

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Antipsychotics withdrawal is causing tiredness and weakness in legs when waking up. Will the strength return?

Antipsychotics withdrawal is causing tiredness and weakness in legs when waking up. Will the strength return?

Easy does it: If you are taking antipsychotics, you need to be under medical supervision. They need to be withdrawn only under a physician's care. ...Read more

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Propranolol for pots is causing me to feel depressed and very fatigued and bad withdrawal if I decrease the dose. Will this go away with time?

Propranolol for pots is causing me to feel depressed and very fatigued and bad withdrawal if I decrease the dose. Will this go away with time?

May or may not: Sometime it goes away with time. But most of the time it stays. If this continues you may wanna go to your doctor and get it switched to other medication with similar pharmacodynamics. ...Read more

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I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months and lamotrigine for 2 - I am constantly fatigued - is this a normal side effect? Can I expect this to pass?

Probably, depends...: Fatigue could be a symptom of many medical conditions including mood disorder for which I suppose the medications were prescribed. If the fatigue started as a side effect of the medications, changing the dosing time may help assuming there are no other medical issues like anemia et. C going on. A simple blood test may help in the latter case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some vitamins, foods etc, to alleviate the fatigue, moodiness from nicotine withdrawal?

What are some vitamins, foods etc, to alleviate the fatigue, moodiness from nicotine withdrawal?

Nicotine withdrawal: A general healthy diet with good hygiene and an exercise commitment will all work to your benefit. ...Read more

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Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

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Depressed mood, severe fatigue, dizziness and mild nausea. Can it be Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal from 0.5mg?

Depressed mood, severe fatigue, dizziness and mild nausea. Can it be Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal from 0.5mg?

Unclear: If you were taking this dose only once a day, regularly, then it is unlikely to be the cause of those symptoms. But if it was more than once a day, or, if you were also taking certain other substances or medicines regularly, and you also stopped them, then the Xanax (alprazolam) could be a factor. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student prescribed on escitalopram, lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. I suffer from excessive fatigue and sleepiness nd this is affecting my studies. Is it safe to use modafinil to counteract these effects? If so how long s

I'm a medical student prescribed on escitalopram, lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. I suffer from excessive fatigue and sleepiness nd this is affecting my studies. Is it safe to use modafinil to counteract these effects? If so how long s

CHECK WITH YOUR DOC: As you know all medicine have a side effect, and to take medication that correct only the side effect of other medicine might not be the smartest thing to do
my advice check with the physician that prescribed you the medicine and discuss the side effect of your medicine may be you can reach a nice compromise
as a medical student avoid any medicine without prescription in case you have to do screen ...Read more

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I'm slowly weaning off celexa, (citalopram) how long will I be experiencing the withdrawl symptoms for? Fatigue, body aches, headaches, buzzing in head etc..

I'm slowly weaning off celexa, (citalopram) how long will I be experiencing the withdrawl symptoms for? Fatigue, body aches, headaches, buzzing in head etc..

Mental Disorder: Depending on how long you are in that medication your body tend to adjust with out the rx, I would say few weeks. Pls ask your psychiatrist. Thanks. ...Read more

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What happens of you suddenly stop taking lamictal?

What happens of you suddenly stop taking lamictal?

Depends: If on a higher dose eg 200mg or more. There is an increased risk of seizure. My patient who feel it is helping report that they feel acutely anxious and depressed if they miss a dose. If it isn't helping you might not notice. I would only stop suddenly if there is an allergic rn. There is no need to suddenly stop. Talk with your prescriber. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally took two doses of lamictal?

What would happen if you accidentally took two doses of lamictal?

Relax: Assuming the tablets are not of the higher dose most likely there will be no problems. You could have temporary dizziness or fatigue. I would not be too concerned. ...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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Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Uncommon: Hallucinations have been reported with Lamictal although listed as infrequent from what I could find. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor if you think you are having hallucinations or altered perceptions since taking Lamictal. Hope this helps. ...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