Lamictal and Adderall Combination

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kittenpants
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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone taking these two together? I take 300mg of lamictal and occasionally I take 10 or 20mg of my boyfriend's adderall if I'm extremely lethargic. The only downside is that every once in awhile (actually 50% of the time) I have panic attacks and/or I get very agitated. I can get upset and snap at people for no reason, and become extremely sensitive. Should these two drugs not be taken together? It sounds like a stupid question considering the effects I described, but sometimes I'm just so tired I can't do anything. I used to be prescribed provigil but had to quit due to severe headaches. Advice? Please?
The day will come when we are all going to be ok. I feel it.

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getting by
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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
What you are doing is very, very dangerous, not to mention illegal. You are taking amphetamines with anti convulsant medications. This in itself can put you into seizures. Do you take the lamictal for epilepsy? If so you could be taking a huge risk. Please don't take medications that are not prescribed for you. Your boyfriend could go to prison for breaking a federal law. Adderall is a controlled substance.

I don't mean to scare you but please don't continue what you are doing, this could really harm you. If you need to talk about anything, please feel free to talk to me. I will try to give you advise. You should talk to your doctor and see if you can get something prescribed for you for energy under their supervision. That way you will know it is safe.

Be careful,
hugs,
Karen
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinically depressed and allergies


ShynSassy
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   Posted 1/2/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitten
Getting by is right. You should not be taking this med.
It was not prescribed for you. Doctors prescribe meds due to body weight ect ect... therefore it is the exact dosage that your b/f needs not you.
If you feel that your current meds are not working,then go to the doctor and let them know. I am sure they will work with you and get you on the right meds.
Shy


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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam

Have been med free for 2 years now.

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hammilton
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   Posted 1/3/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
It's a bit of a myth that docs prescribe meds based on body weight. In an ideal world, yeah- but it never happens in the real world. Dosing is 90% intuition and 10% luck. Unless you're exceptionally underweight, a doc would prescribe 10-20mg XR right off the bat. IR's are a little different, but usually you see 5-10mg/dose prescribed, but multiple times a day.

And there aren't any contraindications for topiramate and d,l amphetamine salts. That said, both isomers of amphetamine lower the seizure threshold, increasing the odds that an epileptic will have a seizure. 10-20mg is on the very low end, and it's doubtful that it'd lower the threshold significantly at that dose w/ only intermittent dosing, especially with regular dosing of the topiramate (which raises the seizure threshold).

That said, taking a controlled substance that's been prescribed for someone else is illegal. Well, possession is illegal. I don't think there are any laws explicitly making use illegal. But it's a moot point since at one point you were obviously in possession. Little pedantic points.
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