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nicole7
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   Posted 5/1/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I was put on Lamictal and I am concerned about weight gain and hair loss. Has anyone experienced these side effects? Have people felt super tired and/or drugged? Any information would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,
Nicole

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   Posted 5/1/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicole,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. I am glad that you have joined us. Though I have not taken lamictol, all I can say is you have to try it to find out. Not everybody has the side effects. I would practice good eating habits and get plenty of exercise when I take it to make sure. about the weight that is. The hair is another question. If you hair does start falling out, discontinue it with your doctor's help. But like I say, not everybody has these side effects. These are determined in controlled studies with many people. So there is always a chance that person's hair would have thinned with or without the drug. But they have to put it down as a side effect. So I wouldn't worry too much. You can always try a different medication because Lord knows there are enough of them to try. It took me a long time and many meds before I found what was right for me.

I see that it is a bipolar medication, you might want to ask the question on the bipolar forum. You would probably get a lot more answers. Though you might be using it as a mood stabilizer. I take abilify for that, which is also a bipolar medication and anti psychotic.

I hope that you find some answers.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/2/2010 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
hi nicole, welcome to the forum, i am jamie, male 37.
 
i have not used this med, albeit i agree totally with karen's advice. i hope all is well and that you feel better soon. we are here for you. with compassion, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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