Average Rating: 4.2 (8 Ratings)

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 4  seizures Ever so often when I wake up in the morning and when I get out of bed my gait and speech is off. ..really makes me miserable for a few days. Had to be a seizure. F 78 3 days
200mg 2X D
 4  shake all over body I mean, for the price this stuff is like the jazz from Cleveland in the 70s .. all uppity up in yo tit and Shit. I mean the drugs was betta then. But this'll do F 74 9 times
 4  seizures, including tonic-clonic acne, difficulty with word retrieval, confusion spells, mixing up letters/words, insomnia, frequently waking up at night, dulled emotions. No seizures. :) M 35 1 years
100 2X D
 4  Epilepsy This medicine has really helped my epilepsy but gave me dry mouth and that's a nightmare to take care of. Lost a few pounds when I first started it. This medicine was very easy to be put on. My mother takes it for depression and it works for her. F 32 2 years
100 mg 2X D
 4  Bipolar II Somewhat flattened emotions. Forgetfulness. Recalling nouns is difficult at times, my speech can become rather slow. Vivid dreams (I hardly ever remembered dreams before), but not nightmares. Somewhat blurred vision. Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. My period stopped (not because of menopause). My blood got thinner, even small wounds bleed profusely. The brand name is Lamolep as marketed in Hungary. F 45 2 years
100 3X D
 5  BiPolar Disorder 1 Insomnia (go to sleep fine,wake frequently through the night),dry mouth/thirst at night,strange/vivid dreams, vision is completely whacked, night sweats.& I seem to have trouble spelling (worse than normal) which is something I haven't read anyone else here having so who knows??? I had a severe manic episode 4 months ago that was brought on by taking an antidepressant and other external factors.It was the perfect storm,as my doctor tells it.I don't think anything that severe would have happened otherwise.That is how I was finally correctly diagnosted with bipolar,but I put my kids and myself in danger during this one & only episode so obviously I wish my bipolar disorder could have been discovered another way.I have been incorrectly diagnosed with depression for 20 yrs with no results from meds but was still never screened for bipolar disorder.Anyone who can relate to this,please ask your doctor to screen you for bipolar disease.Taking antidepessents on there own can be detrimental, as I have personally experienced.I am taking 600mg a day & I feel like I am taking way too much.I think he is being over cautious(because of the extreme episode &/or my family history).I believe the overdoseage is causing me unnecessary side effects,insomnia & the fatigue that follows,etc.Since the episode, I've taken other meds.Zyprexa is one,it made me gain 20lbs.Of course I was grad. increased to the 600mg Lamotrigine and he plans to reduce it eventually but not soon enough for me.Has anyone else ever been prescribed 600mg/day even for a short period? F 40 4 months
300mg 2X D
 4  bipolar 2 few unless I miss 2 doses then nausea faintness and dizziness. F 60 3 days
150mg 2X D
 5  BiPolar 1/Personality disorder The only side effect I had was the acne, but I was able to remedy that with LOTS of water (68-70oz a day) and Mary Kay Blemish Toner and Mary Kay Acne Treatment Gel. I have always had beautiful skin without any effort, so the acne really bothered me. But this pill has done such wonders for me that I didn't want to abandon it. Especially since it has not effected my weight. When I first started using the Mary Kay products I used the toner 3x a day and applied the acne gel after. I was able to get rid of a blemish after only 2 days of using the Mary Kay. I do not sell Mary Kay, I am only giving this information for those who might have the same experience. This drug has helped me tremendously and would try anything to KEEp taking it. F 38 3 months
200 1X D

LAMOTRIGINE  (LAMOTRIGINE):  Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults. Lamotrigine is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This drug is not approved for use in children younger than 2 years due to an increased risk of side effects (such as infections).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)