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2133558 tn?1368831758
So sick of this seizure crap
I have olfactory smell diagnosed 12-12-12 and on Lamictal XR 400mg they uped  it twice so far last 3 times smelling burning didn't eat for 11 days lost 15 pounds..Does it ever get better or keeps getting worse Cause I am 100 percent sick of all this!! Thanks
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The smell could be phantom smell or olfactory hallucination. It can be a part of temporal lobe epilepsy. If lamictal is not able to control this, then some other drug can be tried in combination. If you have headaches, then this can be aura of migraine. It can also be a early sign of schizophrenia. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT.  A psychological examination may also help. Sometimes, such smells can be due to hormonal disturbance in pre-menopause, so take a gynecological consultation too.Take care!

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2133558 tn?1368831758
I have seizure dianosed on 12-12-12
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2133558 tn?1368831758
And been depressed since I been diagnosed!!
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Hi I am 28 years old and have been dealing with seizures my whole life. Yeah it does suck and I have been taking 20 different meds from age 12 to 27. I am on two meds now and they work like a charm. I did take Lamictal but that didn't work for me. Now I am on Keppra and Dilatin. They work for me but you never know if it will work for you.
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Is it XR medcine? Cause that what I need I have that olfactory smell where I have it thru the day sometimes all or for up to 2 weeks n I strave myself from the smell makes me sick wanna vommit hopefully 600mg will work doc just uped it last night
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