Lamictal has been marvelous for me. I only began medicating about 2 or 3 months ago. I started out with the 25 mg (which was actually prescribed by my Psychiatrist for bi-polar disorder) and am now up to 300mg/day. I began having partial seizures when I was younger, maybe 7 or 8. I'm 29 now. I began having gran mal seizures in October 2003. Since being on the Lamictal, after 2 of the Partial seizures on the first day, I have been seizure free so far. I felt, on 2 different occasions that a partial might be coming about - no deal. The Lamictal is definitely helping to balance out the bi-polar episodes. My fiancee tells me that I'm a little bit easier to deal with.
The concern for the rash has only helped me become more familiar with my body, knowing where the moles are, and paying attention to the skin itself. I guess there's a positive side to all things.
This is actually the first time I have been medicated for the seizures, or anything else for that matter. I've been pretty lucky all of my life. I guess that's why it's been a difficult adjustment, all of this medical stuff. After the first seizure in 2003, a doctor couldn't tell me why the seizure had happened or why the partials had been happening. He wanted to "trial and error" with some different medications. I refused. I didn't want to be someone's guinea pig. Now, as I understand a bit more about the disorder, I realize that it is a game of trial and error. Who can really be sure what's right for one person is right for another.
Good luck with your with your "game" and know that when you feel you've got no one to talk to, the family at HealingWell is here to help you through it. I've only been here on and off for a couple of months, but I feel, every time that I come here, I'm coming in to talk openly to a family that truly cares
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