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rash from lamictal

ok so im on lamictal and it just got upped. My neck and face and chest have small bumps....acne like bumps. Is this a side effect of the med. or are they talking about a WAY different kind of rash?
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I would get it checked out, just to be safe. Who knows what it could be.. I get blister type hives from apples and celery.

How long have you been on the med? And at what dose?
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about 3 months at 25mg (which is low I know, but all I could tolerate) but finally upped it to 50 about 1 1/2 weeks ago. Pdoc said I may stay at 50 and wont probably ever go above 100mg. But honestly in the last 2 days right when I take it my belly starts feling wierd and I feel like I took some kind of upper?? Don't know what thats all about......
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Basic ground rule of Lamictal from when I was on it was to report any sign of a rash. I had a rash when I started Lamictal and it turned out to be some form of psoriasis that was completely unrelated so don't panic about it but do tell your doctor. They can determine if its Stephen's Johnson Syndrome (the extremely rare severe allergic reaction to the medication that is the rash they are watching out for) and chances are strong its not but you do need to keep them up to date with any form of rash so they can check it out.
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My doc told me "if you start to get a rash, stop medication and contact me".

It is a very rare allergic reaction but the most watched for.

~El
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If you have a rash with Lamictal - take it REALLY seriously.  It can be a terminal rash called Stevens Joshnson Syndrome.  The dosage, supposedly, doesn't matter if you have this reaction.  

The queezy feeling will go away as you stablize in the treatment, but the rash is something you can't wait to subside.  I was told that if I got a rash, to go to the ER.  

Contact your pdoc - right away.
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thank you so much I will let her know but thanks especially for the Stephen Johnson Rash info...Im almost positive that's not what I have. I just wasnt sure what they meant by rash. SO thanks so much for clarifying!! :)
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Just changed from generic lamictal  to "real" lamictal w/ extended release. Within couple days, woke up & could hardly get mouth open. Looked at lips, full & crusted over from the goo that comes out of these pimple looking things. Any thought from anyone, what & why??? Freakin out & looking like I already freaked!! Thanks to all.  
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You need to talk to a doctor, stat.  SJS can pop up at any time.  My guess is that you'd be ok if you went back on whatever generic you were on before, but you need to make sure you're not going to get any worse.
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