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Lamotrigine

Posted By Debbie on December 11, 1998 at 20:11:58:







I am currently taking 1200 mg of Neurontin daily for a recently diagnosed seizure disorder.  I am also diagnosed with dystonia, Writer's Cramp type although it actually affects my arms as well as hands. Before the Eeg which showed the seizure activity, I was on Artane (got very spacey on it) and then Sinemet (which I only took for a short time). After the neuro put me on Neurontin I went off the other medications.  I really don't like taking Medication but have resigned myself to the Neurontin.  It has helped with my spacey feeling, twitching which I experienced to a great extent is gone, and I have no fatigue, no side effects either!  But, I still get into the cramped hand and arm positions.  Lately I also have very tight musscles in my leg.  I was reading back through a few questions I had asked here over the past several months or so.  Lamotrigine was mentioned as an antiepileptic which is sometimes given for Movement disorders.  Since I have both a seizure disorder and Movement disorder, could this help both?  "Killing two birds with one stone", so to speak!  Could you tell me a little bit about this drug.  Also, is it common to have both seizures and a movemnt disorder, or is it possible this  is something else with these simply being symptoms?
I appreciate so much what this forum does.  I live very far from my neurologists and hate to bother them with my thoughts.  I am scheduled to see them next month and thought I might bring this up if it was a possibility.  I'd like to get rid of the weird hand positions and would prefer to take as few drugs as possible.  Thanks in advance.
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