Drug Ratings for LAMICTAL

Average Rating: 3.5 (1681 Ratings)

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 5  Depression/Anxiety Dry skin, lethargy I am very pleased with this med. I feel more mentally and physically calm when I take it. Racing thoughts and irritability are greatly reduced. I do feel more lethargic, but I can overcome it with a little effort. Not much antidepressant effect for me, but the reduction in anxiety probably helps indirectly. M 41 4 years
100 1X D
3/9/2014

 2  Epilepsy flu symptoms, stiff neck, achy back muscles, daily headache, jaw pain, swollen lymph nodes, sore tongue, trouble finding words F 46 2 months
3/4/2014

 4  Moderate chronic depression I was really scared to take a mood stabilizer since I assumed they all made you gain weight. But Lamictal has been great! No weight gain and it stopped my weepiness. F 38 10 months
200 1X D
3/3/2014
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 1  bipolar/depression Weight gain Didn't help at all with depression issues. Only gained 10 lbs. Quickly and could not take it off until I quit. Waste of time and weight gain caused more blues. F 29 10 months
1X D
2/26/2014
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 3  bipolar 2 Dry eyes - from first dosage 150 mg. Cannot wear contacts b/c of this. When increased to 300mg b/c started cycling btwn hypomania & depression, have extreme fatigue so I take it before bed. F 39 1 years
300
2/22/2014

 3  Bipolar II Constipation, excessive urination, extreme belly bloating (I looked pregnant), fatigue F 16 3 months
5 mg
2/12/2014

 2  Bipolar BRD Mood Anxiety DO Horribly Moody - Crying Spells - Itchy (no rash though) - Fast Weight Gain My Bipolar is fairly mild and Lamictal put me in a constant horrible mood. I had crying spells which I never have even when I'm not on any medication, and I easily put on nearly 10 pounds in 6 weeks even though my diet never changed, and I'm not normally prone to weight gain. I already take Seroquel which puts weight on some people and it's never done that to me. Maybe it was the combo. I can't give this a 1 rating because I know it works well for a friend of mine, but for me I wasn't satisfied at all. M 43 6 weeks
50 1X D
2/11/2014

 1  bipolar 1 At first it made me very tired and deppressed. I stayed in hed for almost two weeks. Then I started having anxiety. After that came the mania. I was fearful, having anxiety, couldnt even feel safe in my own house. I had crying fits. It was misrrable. I was even having delusions. It was very scary. Im back on abilify now and happy. F 26 2 months
100mg
12/4/2013
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 1  Mood Level, Anxiety, Depression Short term memory problems. Weepiness. "Cloudy" type fatigue. Desire to sleep all day long. Psych insists I stay on this med. I am about to put my foot down and insist that I come off it. It is not doing me any good, in fact I believe it is causing the previously mentioned undesirable side effects. The best it is doing is producing expensive urine. It certainly is not leveling off my mood swings. if it works for you I am very happy for you, for me, I'm wasting some very hard earned money. M 55 2.5 years
200 2X D
11/22/2013

 1  Bipolar, anxiety, mood stabilizer Extreme agitation, severe joint and muscle pain, extreme cravings for nicotine (quit for over 5 years), self harm ideation, moodiness a F 33 2 months
Titration
11/11/2013
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 3  Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, OCD Started having psoriasis on scalp which I never had before and tooth recession. I do not have dry mouth. I am in the dental field and never had a serious problem with teeth. F 40 6 months
150 2X D
10/24/2013
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 3  Bipolar Disorder Mania, insomnia, increased libido, anxiety, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, cognitive problems At first it made me manic, then along with Seroquel, it kept me stable and functional for a year before it stopped working and I become depressed again. M 23 1.5 years
400mg 1X D
10/16/2013

 1  treatment-resistant depression I thought this was my miracle drug for depression but unfortunately like all other treatments eventually it failed me. After about 6 weeks I noticed it wasn't helping much with my depression anymore. I also noticed that I was excessively sleepy and would need naps every single day. It was like an overwhelming exhaustion came over me every day and there was no way I could avoid needing to nap. I also had extreme joint pain in my lower back and hips, and more pain in my knees and ankles. I attributed the excessive sleeping and hip/back pain to the fact that I have MS, and thought I was having pain in my knees and ankles because I'm overweight. Turns out that all of those symptoms were caused by the Lamictal and went away when I stopped taking it. Major bummer that it didn't work for me, but at least I figured out what was causing the pain and exhaustion. F 39 75 days
50 MG 1X D
10/8/2013
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 2  Bipolar 2 Sadness, crying, moodswings. Itchy spots and hives. Slight headaches and a feeling of pressure or "blockiness" in my head. Started on 50mg and became almost immediately sad and tearful. At 100mg I got too activated and angry, this settled into mildly low with occasional desperate crying spells. 150mg the moodswings got more frequent, would have crying spells at work. Self-harmed, thought about suicide. I have halved my dose with a view to stopping, and the crying has stopped. Still feel sad though. I am so disappointed, I had really hoped this would work, but the sadness is so extreme I can't stand it. F 34 2.5 months
150mg 1X D
9/10/2013

 2  Bipolar Massive Weight Loss (40 Pounds) shaky hands, memory loss, ache, HAIR LOSS, feeling full all the time, blurred vision I didn't realize that it was my Lamictal that was causing me to lose the weight that I was. I was 176 pounds and now I weigh 133 that's a 43 drop and my body is not suppose to be 133; I look sick. I also suffer from bad Ache which I am now on an ache medicine to help. I have blurred vision which I thought was from me having Lasik surgery and come to find out it is another side effect of Lamictal. The drug seems to have helped with my mood swings I just can't take the side effects any longer. I look sick and when people see me they seem uncomfortable around me, I can only imagine what they are thinking. I have had to use the excuse that I am on Weight Watchers that's why I have lost so much weight(I don't think that it is anyone's biz that I am bipolar). I wish I didn't suffer from almost all of the side effects that Lamictal has...I guess I should be happy that I didn't get the terrible rash that it can cause. Hopefully once I am off of Lamictal and it has left my system some of my weight will come back, my hair will stop falling out, my vision will become clear and my ache will go away. Its sad because taking it I felt so much more clear and calm:(. If you don't get the side effects that I suffered from its a great drug for bipolar! F 37 8 months
100MG 1X D
8/30/2013
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 5  Bipolar I Dry eyes first thing in the morning that persisted for about 2 years; very manageable. Developed rare gastric reflux problem at higher dose (400mg) that resolved at 200mg. Extremely happy with the drug, which has done what it is supposed to do and not much more. F 32 4 years
200
7/31/2013

 2  seizures Pros: Heightened memCory, bettet sta Con: Darkened vision. Getting darker. Hoping to not go blind. Fuzzy vision. Night sweats 40 9 days
700
7/29/2013
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 4  epilepsy Dizziness in the morning I use lamictal in combination with deprakine (mo: 2xlamictal, 1x deprakine 500mg EC, evening: 1x lamictal 100mg, 2x deprakine 500mg EC). I drink quite a bit of coffee in the morning, and on occasion I get dizzy. It goes away when I drink a lot and eat a few sandwiches M 52 6 years
100 mg 3X D
7/24/2013

 2  epilepsy Insomnia but when I do get to sleep, I keep waking up.... anxiety, weepy, headaches, diarrhea, severe body aches, increased appetite. In fairness, I have only been on Lamictal for about five days. I was put on this in place of Vimpat as I was on that for about two months and became angry, aggressive and suicidal. I was off of the Vimpat for two days before starting this. I felt great for one day...and then started on this one and started to feel like crap within hours. My very first night, could not sleep for the first time in years and it has been this way since. Headaches and body aches started within about 48 hours and anxiety and weepy within the past two days. My doctor has me at a slow titration and this current dose is just a quarter of what my full dose will be. I am not happy at all and very frustrated with doing test drives on meds to get the seizures under control. F 45 5 days
50 mg 1X D
6/30/2013

 5   Mild headaches every day for a few weeks, made me tired after I first took it but I took it at night anyway, vivid dreams, but nothing too major. Lamictal has been amazing. I had treatment resistant anxiety/mood issues/depression and I hit a rough patch where I was nearly hospitalized and my doctor tried this and my life started to change around. It took some time but I got there and was able to function normally again. I had severe panic/anxiety, to the point where it took me hours to get out of bed to take a shower and get dressed.. I had racing thoughts about everything and felt like I was dying. So yes, this drug has been a life saver for me. F 25 3 years
1X D
6/29/2013
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 1  Misdiagnosed Bipolar Extreme tiredness, suicidal depression, lack of motivation, mood swings. These side effects did not cease until I was completely off the medicine I even got them when I took my last 25mg dose titrating down before I quit. I am pleased so many people have done well with this drug. I was misdiagnosed bipolar and put on it so the Celexa I was taking and had been taking for years wouldn't send me 'manic'. Because it turns out I really only have unipolar depression I think that was the problem I had with Lamictal. I was on it a total of 8 weeks and they were the worst 8 weeks of my life. It seemed to negate the Celexa and sent me into the worst depression ever. I had to go into a mental ward and am still getting life back on track. Just on the Celexa now and there is hope... F 45 8 weeks
25 - 200mg 1X D
6/9/2013

 4  Seizures Irritability, moodiness, anger (worse with dose increases, affecting my family). Also night sweats, difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, dry and itchy skin, dry (damaged, breaking) hair. Not quite depression, but not really happy or fining joy in things. Have not had a grand mal on it but think I have had some infrequent partials. Changing to another med now due to loss of quality of life (irritability, anger). Tried adding B complex vitamin and fish oil. Helped mood a little but no where near enough. Did not help dry skin. Not tired on it or confused but now realizing some memory issues. Weight neutral for me (though lack of motivation makes me exercise less). F 41 3 years
150-175 mg 2X D
6/8/2013

 5  Bipolar Initial side effects included trouble with vocabulary, feeling flaky/flighty. Slight insomnia which passed after a few weeks. Lamictal has restored my ability to feel calm again. F 36 3 months
1X D
6/6/2013
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 5  Bipolar 2 Headache, Nasty morning nausea, Mild hypomania, Mild body rash/hives once after double dose. Lamictal and Seroquel XR have saved my life!! Be patient though one must slowly titrate dosage upwards to avoid rash but not all rashes require discontinuation as in my case. Side effects diissipate slowly as body adjusts. Don't obsess over negative reviews. Try it for yourself. And if possible stay away from generic (Lamotrigne) as there is a difference. Lamictal keeps me happy,happy,happy and Seroquel XR keeps me calm and helps me sleep. Life is good again. :-) M 47 1 years
225
5/26/2013
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 5  Seizures It's been great. I'd been having seizures from a injury to the head. I had brain surgery and they changed my drug to lama till I haven't had any seizures since. I may be a little bit more tired, but don't know if that's why F 49 2 years
125 mg am
5/26/2013

 5  Bipolar Loss of coordination. This medicine has worked wonders! I take it at night and do not wake up in the morning feeling hungover. F 34 5 years
300 MG
5/21/2013

 2  Epilepsy, absence seizures. Itchy skin, double vision, dejevous. Extreme tiredness, achy muscles, falling asleep in school, emotional, big increase in seizures. My son was ok at 30mg twice aday but no controll of seizures. Since going upto 50mg, he is experiencing alot more problems. Hes drops off to sleep in school, legs ache, headaches, belly aches, itcy skin and increased seizures. Had infantile spasms at 6 months old and has very mild development delay. Falling behind in school now. M 10 6 months
50 2X D
5/19/2013
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 5  Bipolar Very itchy. I get little individual hive welts that appear and then vanish within minutes. I've never gotten the dangerous rash though. Otherwise it has been literally a life saver. It keeps my mood within healthy ranges but I also still feel emotions intensely -- in other words, it hasn't made me feel "flat" or anything. It doesn't have any negative cognitive effects for me. The itchiness is worth it considering all the good it's done me. F 23 3 years
400mg
5/8/2013
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 3  major depression/intractible migrai Feeling as if my head is a vast empty cave, loss of personality, feeling flat, memory loss and noticeable word finding problems. hair loss first 3 months which has completely subsided. Debilitating intractable migraines drastically reduced! However I'm on the fence about this medication. I am no longer overwhelmed by suicidal thoughts, though I have recently been having some dramatic mood cycling which is triggered by seasonal allergies. I also can't remember sh*t which is very disconcerting! F 41 5 months
200 1X D
5/7/2013
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 1  Petit mal seizures This drug killed me on the inside. I wanted to die. Hostility/Depression/Suicidal thoughts/Irritability/Loss of appetite/Anxiety/Severe mood change/Racing thoughts. Every day I wanted to sleep forever. It just broke me. F 17 2 months
5/2/2013

 1  Bipolar II Trouble finding words, trouble reading, loss of sense of humor, feel stupid, extreme difficulty making all types of decisions, loss of interest and excitement. I am now on an ADHD medication which has helped and made me positive, social, and motivated. I still have all these things present though, as I haven't been able to get off this drug yet. I break down and cry all the time because of how boring I have become and how I am such a shell of my former self. And, frequently, there are days where I feel so stupid I don't know what to do with myself. For example, I can be sitting on the couch, stuck in a position, with absolutely no idea what I am doing or what my intentions are, and it becomes terrifying to choose, say, whether to wash my hands or brush my teeth, even though I only need to do the latter. I am very often confused, and everything except the current day feels like it happened last week. I suppose it doesn't sound severe, but it is very debilitating and I feel so empty, like a bunch of my personality is missing. I will note that this got WORSE over the period of time I've been using it, not better, and worse as the dosage was increased as well. M 16 9 months
100 MG 1X D
4/14/2013
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 5  Sensory overload (autism) Not too many. When starting treatment I felt somewhat high/spaced out. Some people get pretty bad headaches or muscle pain, but I did not get that at all. At higher doses (~500 mg +), you may get minor double vision (your eyes might cross ever so slightly). Also, I got NO RASH! Have a knowledgeable doctor prescribe this for you. Escalate the dose properly. My doctor even tested my lamotrigine blood levels to make sure everything was alright. This drug was excellent for the dissociation/depersonalization I get when I have sensory overload. It helps sensory integration. I have asperger's syndrome. I am on 600 mg of this drug, and even at this high dose, the side effects are very mild. M 22 4 years
300 mg 2X D
4/12/2013
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 2  Depression not responsive to ssris Increased depression, rages, irritability, paranoia, painful body, speech and memory issues. Lethargy. Fog like. Very rapid cycling between sad and angry. Zero happiness and worse teeth clenching F 39 7 weeks
50
3/23/2013

 2  Seizures of unknown cause Acne, Headaches, Acne, Sore Muscles, Acne, Vaginal Itching, Acne, Stiff Neck, Acne, Lethargy, Excessive Urination, & Acne. F 32 2 weeks
50mg/day
3/11/2013

 4  Partial seizures Lamictal in combination with Keppra for 9 years solved all my problems. No side effects other than irritability and your usual anxiety. Ten times more effective than Trileptal (weight gain problems). HOWEVER, since being taken off of Keppra and bumped to Lamictal XR 200 once a day, I have decreased cognitive functioning and feel as if I am in a fog throughout the entire day. All I want to do is sleep, all the time. I can take nap after nap and get 8, 9, 10, 12 hours of sleep a night and feel fatigued throughout the day. Seizure-free for 10+ years, but in the past 6 months having trouble with memory, word retrieval, articulation, and a general sense of disconnect with my surroundings. F 20 10 years
100 MG 2X D
3/6/2013

 1  Bipolar Very naseous and having trouble eating. Bad headaches that don't go away no matter what i do. Can't focus or concentrate, double vision. Suicidal thoughts. This medicine literally made me want to kill myself, it seems to work for some but not with me. F 17 7 days
50 1X D
3/4/2013
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 2  Bipolar II Disorder & Depression dry eyes, lack of motivation, lethargy/sluggishness, difficulty awakening in a.m., headache & shooting head pain when increasing dosage Have been titrating up the dose slowly over the past 2 months & currently take 50mg am & 75mg pm in hopes of stabilizing mood, decreasing depression and severe agitation. Have definitely noticed a quieting in my head w/less racing thoughts & more calm, but almost too calm. Little energy & motivation currently, when before I had boundless energy & needed little sleep - now feel lazy & tired a lot. Have not seem much improvement in depressive symptoms and seem to have traded crying for raging. Hoping that 200mg will bring relief like other say... F 45 2 months
125mg 1X D
3/3/2013

 3  Epilepsy Gained 2 stone. Short-term memory loss. Lethargy. Acne. Mood swings. F 41 3 years
75 mg 1X D
3/1/2013
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 3  Rapid cycling bipolar severe lower back pain and stiffness, memory loss, word selection problems, headaches, dizziness, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, frequent urination, rage, irritation, anxiety, acne, small red bumps on legs. bruise easier, lack of sleep. I am hyper sensitive to drugs and started at 6.5 and worked up to 25. Lamictal made me a bit racey for the first few months and i felt hyper productive and great. Still had minor ups and downs but less depressed. Stopped crying every day. Now i am beginning to realize how my memory and brain power have declined and am slowly tapering my dose. F 21 5 months
25mg 1X D
2/24/2013

 4  Major Depression/Bipolar 2 Depression has improved. Mood is not as stable as I would like. Still have a lot of agression/anger. Also taking Abilify 20mg, Mirtazapine (Remeron) 45mg and Wellbutrin XL 450mg. M 52 6 months
200mg 1X D
2/16/2013

 3  Bi-polar Some itching in the beginning but could be psychosomatic. I am able to think more clearly. Less of the thoughts racing. Easier verbal communication. But it's nothing amazing to tell the truth. I'm coming off SNRI's and SSRI's. So compared with the "bubble" those antidepressants cause, this is a mild drug (thus far). M 31 3 months
150 1X D
2/14/2013

 5  Major Depressive Disorder/Psychosis Black dots and itching skin and crawling sentations from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. Almosts like tactile hallucinations. They can be distracting. I have to pee more and I get dehydrated faster.But other than that i hope all goes well and no more side effects pop up! :) I love lamictal it took 4 weeks to kick in on 25mg and just got amazing on 50mg. Psych doc said why not up it so u feel even better? I waz skeptical but its amazing on 100mg. Stables my mood swings and depression. I'm aggitated less and my suicidal thoughts gone and my irrational thought to hurt others and myself are gone. My paranoia is not and of course not my voices but its not an anti psychotic so yaa. My family is happy and I'm doin great in school. M 18 6 weeks
100mg 1X D
1/24/2013

 1  Bipolar swollen lymph nodes; new ones form every day, flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, achy, weight gain, and migraines. F 29 4 weeks
50mg
1/20/2013
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 1  Bipolar WEIGHT GAIN, water retention, MEMORY loss! My dr told me this was weight neutral...I thought I gained weight from other meds I was on, LIES! I cannot get this weight off either!! I STOPPED lamictal because I kept gaining. I wasnt even HUNGRY on it! that was the best part! NO APPETITE so I wasnt eating. Then got a trainer and nutritionist...weight STILL wont come off! Has anyone else had this problem? When will the weight get off!!!!!!! Been off med for a month now working out 7 days a week F 6 months
1X D
1/11/2013
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 1  So called Bipolar Hallucinations, Nightmares, Niight terrors, Waking through the night, all over body itching, pressing sensation on eyes, falling, tripping, loss of memory(finish reading a book and forget the name and contents) become aggresive in thought, flat mood, generaly feel detached... F 57 4 days
200
12/15/2012
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 1  mood stabalizer 6 mo after taking drug I was diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia. Now after Nortryptiline 1 yr, Lyrica 7 yrs, and Savella 1 yr I want to try and have a baby, so I go off everything but my birthcontrol. It's been 3 weeks and my pain is cut in half. I am besides myself at the prospect of this drug causing the pain that led to a misdiagnosis of 10 yrs....My fear is I won't completely recover and be damaged forever. I have excellent doctors, how can this be? it worked for my bi polar F 34 10 years
50 2X D
12/15/2012

 4  bipolar Dry mouth, insomnia, swollen lymph nodes, tongue swelling F 25 3 weeks
12/14/2012

 5  bipolar type 2 (mostly depression) insomnia (mild). minor itching Only 2 weeks on this and so far it's been amazing. I know its very early days but its as if I have been released from a prison sentence. The floor has come up and the ceiling has come down and I am much more comfortable with this new space. I'm not so damn emotional but oddly enough I am more empathic and supportive to others. Best thing is the self hatred has gone. I am sorry that others have done not so well on this and I hope you find something that works. Best wishes! V M 45 14 days
25 1X D
12/9/2012
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 3  Bipolar II, PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia Involuntary eye movement, swollen lymph nodes/glands, headaches, nausea, blurred vision, couldn't articulate to save my life, slurred speech, itching, dry mouth (upon withdrawal), insomnia (upon withdrawal), bad anxiety (upon withdrawal) originally, I was very satisfied with this drug. It helped me sleep, took care of my moods, I was stable, my anxiety was gone. It was wonderful. I had some interesting side effects which I thought I could live with until I discovered swollen glands. My pdoc never heard of it before, so I went to the doctor and had several tests done just to be told I am perfectly healthy and I need to stop taking the drug. The withdrawal of this drug is SO bad it felt like I was dying. It shot me off so badly into the deep end, I am now far worse than I was BEFORE I took the drug. I still experience insomnia (though my pdoc now put me on valproate 400mg and seroquel 50mg which does wonders for the insomnia) but my anxiety is really bad and my eye vision is not what it used to be (i struggle to move my eyes quickly). My lymph nodes are STILL not gone which terrifies me and I probably have to go back and get more tests done (not sure what more they can do AS I AM PERFECTLY HEALTHY). I advise strong caution when using this drug, or considering using it. It can work great for some but completely terrible for others. It's a very dependent drug and the addiction is bad. In the end I think the risks are just too great, there are many other wonderful drugs to be taken for bipolar, lamictal is not the only one out there. F 22 8 months
100 2X D
11/25/2012
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 5  Bipolar II, Narcolepsy Some drowsiness, appetite loss, minor rash on start up which cleared up after a couple of weeks. Lamictal was the the sixth mood stabilizer my psychiatrist prescribed me after the previous five caused problematic reactions. It was the most effective medication I have been prescribed for treating my rabid cycling bipolar II. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy 6 years after I started taking lamictal, and discovered that the lamictal had been preventing catapletic episodes, along with the bipolar treatment. F 24 8 years
300MG 1X D
11/15/2012

 4  Bipolar Depression VERY mild. Hot flashes and felt like I had a fever, but passed. Emotional numbness at higher doses (>100mg). Otherwise none really. I was prescribed this years ago after starting a new psych, who diagnosed me as bipolar, about 10% manic and 90% depression as the problems. The best thing about this is that 1.) it's very mild and 2.) works very well at fighting the depression part of BP. Didn't dull me out like several others I tried (Depakote ER, Zyprexa, Trileptal, Tegretol), and after about 2 weeks after starting it I noticed just an overall improvement in my mood. Didn't propel me into a manic state, just an overall brighter attitude and outlook on things. I've been on up to 200mg and my psych has for years changed the dosage until we finally settled on 100mg as the most effective for me. M 29 4 years
100mg 2X D
11/8/2012

 4  Bi-Polar I Nearly eliminates my Tinnitus on a daily basis. If I miss a dose my tinnitus comes on really strong. Twice when I missed it, within 2 hours or so my tinnitus was extra loud, nausea, and dizziness hit. Went home took it and w/in an hour or so everything calmed down. I'll probably never stop taking it. Tinnitus (especially when it's really loud), makes me want to tear my head off. I believe if more people with Tinnitus tried this drug and found that it worked for them, they too would never stop taking it. I believe it has to do with the anti-convulsion treatment. F 60 3.5 years
200 1X D
10/21/2012
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 4  Mini Seizures due to MS No side effects at all On it for 3 mos so far Given this drug due to having what they think are mini seizures. Really all that happens is when I'm writing my handwriting will suddenly turn into scribble and my hand shakes badly. This is due to MS ( Multiple Sclerosis). I was given a starter pack and slowly increased to 100 mgs. It works great for that problem. Has kept it stable and no more issues. F 38 90 days
100 1X D
10/20/2012

 3  Bipolar 2 and Depression Jaw clenching, severe insomnia, over heating, increased sweating, frequent nausea, muscle ticks I have been taking Lamictal for about 6 months now for my Bipolar type 2 and depression in conjunction with Effexor which I was on for about 4 years. I am happy with my over all mood this drug has been wonderful for that. I never felt quite right just taking the Effexor. However, the awful jaw clenching, biting my tongue in my sleep, nausea, and severe insomnia have me seriously reconsidering taking this medication. I can't decide if these side effects are worth the result in my mood stabilization. This is very unfortunate as a mother of two I have issues with my patience sometimes. I will be consulting my doctor as I have been up all night due to severe jaw pain and insomnia, I just can't take it anymore :( F 28 6 months
200 1X D
10/16/2012

 5  Bipolar NONE - definitely worth trying if you're Bipolar and feeling hopeless. So much better than Lithium. That's when you'll fee like a Halloween zombie. F 60 12 years
100 1X D
10/11/2012

 5  bipolar none wonder drug. wouldnt be able to live a normal life without it. have tried all sorts of other mood stabilizers and none were effective like this one. feel sorry for the people who had sensitivity to the side effects of this med. because it works great! F 35 2 years
300 mg 1X D
10/1/2012
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 2  severe mood swings, depression Felt like my soul had died. Dead, emotionally numb. Zero interest in any activity. This may work for others, but I will never touch it again. M 46 6 weeks
50mg 2X D
9/28/2012
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 3  Bipolar Disorder hypomania on titration, stomach cramps, headaches, diarrhea, nausea. All went away after the first few months. M 21 2 years
200mg
9/5/2012

 2  partial seizures horrible, itchy rash on my arms doc told me to call if i experienced any type of rash, which could be serious. i don't think i took it for long enough to know if it controlled my partial seizures. F 47 5 days
50 mg 2X D
8/26/2012
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 2  Issues with stabilizing moods Fatigue, irritability, mood swings, emptiness, increased sexual urges, inability to fall back asleep after waking up spontaneously, waking up with sore neck, occasional sore throat, carelessness, confusion, lost of interest. I have been taking the generic form of Lamical (Lamogtrine) for around 2 months. At this moment in time I feel as if this drug has ruined my life! I had problems with depression and stabilizing my moods before taking Lamictal, but I was relatively sane compared to how I am now. Firstly, I am very empty and feel that my existence is zombie-like. I don't have any sense of compassion or sympathy. I've been with my boyfriend for almost ten months and we had such a strong relationship before this medicine, but now we almost go our seperate ways three times+ a day because I never seem to be able to make up my mind. I was paranoid that he was going to leave me prior to Lamictal, but now the tables have turned completely and he's trying to keep a hold on me but I fear I'm going to do something stupid. I go from loving him, being so infatuated, convinced we're going to have a future to doubt that we're going to last and I'm unsure if I love him or even care about him at all. It's a horrible thing to admit and I'm ashamed I don't have a grasp on my own emotions anymore. I am so confused and just want to remember how I felt before taking this terrible medicine. I was so sure that I was going to become a fitness trainer/nutritionist, and carefully controlled what I consumed as well as tried to keep fit...I had DREAMS...GOALS! But now, I don't even attempt to stay healthy or trim. No career seems to appeal to me, and nothing really entertains me anymore. Things I once loved and had intere F 17 2 months
25-50 1X D
8/22/2012
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