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My Experience With Lamictal

Aug 27, 2009 - 0 comments






My psychiatrist wanted me to go on Lamictal and wean off Lithium due to me being hypothyroid. I tried Depakote years ago, but I could not function at all. I made him aware of that but he said that Lamictal has a high success rate. I picked up my starter pack on the pharmacy today and took 25 mg of Lamictal, along with my regular meds, Eskalith ER 450 mg, Wellbutrin,150mg 2 x day, klonepin 1 mg 2 x a day and Inderal 10 mg 2 x a day. I was very skiddish to  try this medication. My intuition kept saying "no".  I took the Lamictal at 3:45 pm.  I was very tired and took a long nap. When I awakened, I kept itching my skin.  At 10:20 pm, I went out to sit on the front porch to have a cigarette, and had a SEIZURE!  I have never had one before until I took this medication. Needless to say, no more Lamictal or anything related to it again!  I tried to eat dinner later, and my husband told me I was bringing a forkful of food slowly to my mouth and just gazing at it. He yelled at me and I came back out of the gazing. Very Scary and I feel so bad for putting him through this. It breaks my heart.

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