pros and cons of lamictal please

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trueblue2
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   Posted 2/13/2006 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Howdy,
 
I am new here seeking information about Lamictal. I have read a lot about 'the rash' and itching. Does anyone have anything positive to say about it? I am presently on Dilantin and am feeling that I live in a bit of a fog. I am hoping to find a med where I can feel less in a fog. I sure don't want a rash but I saw on here that someone thought it was a good med.
 
Thanks for any words!!!
 
JMB smurf

PositivePerson
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   Posted 2/13/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I loved lamictol, while I was on it I was alert and lost weight. It gave me a rash. I was so disappointed.

If you go on it start with a low dose. Increase lamictol slowly like once a month , you shouldn't have much of a problem. It might bring on dry skin , most pple use cetaphil soap and cream.

Wishing you the best of luck ,its a great med when your not one who rejects everything.

Positiveperson

trueblue2
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   Posted 2/14/2006 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
smurf  Thanks. WHy did you have to go off of it? The rash? Did you feel more alert on it? Losing weight doesn't sound bad to me ;o)

trueblue2
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   Posted 2/14/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Oops. I reread your response. I meant to ask more alert than on another med and what was that?

Uhura
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   Posted 2/14/2006 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I love Lamictal.  I don't have any problems with the rash.  I did have vision problems when the dose got too high for me.  I'm increasing it now and it's giving me headaches.  But it works and I like it better than any of the others.
 
Uhura

rick4122
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   Posted 2/15/2006 2:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I'm taking lamictal but I don't get any rashes maybe its because I take it with others medications.

PositivePerson
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   Posted 2/15/2006 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi: yes I lost weight and I was more alert and what was great about lamictol was you
don't need it 3 times a day. You take it twice a day.

I am just super sensitive to meds so who knows?

PositivePerson

JoesMom
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   Posted 2/18/2006 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello-
 
My son was just put on Lamictal last week. We are start slow due to certain side effects (rash)
I will update you as we increase our dose. I do know that my son has to have liver function tests regularly with this med. It must affect the liver in some way. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he does well. So far no rash! Good luck.

Uhura
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   Posted 2/18/2006 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Also, there are a lot less blood tests on Lamictal than on any other med (which is a lot) I've been on.

Uhura


trueblue2
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   Posted 2/18/2006 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, I appreciate this forum

luv2pray
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   Posted 2/25/2006 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I am currently on Lamictal and have been for almost
10 years now. I have never had the rash that is
talked about as a side affect. I currently take Lamictal
and Keppra. 300 mg. of Lamictal. I have been on higher
doses but four years ago I had brain surgery so
it was decreased. I am now slowly going back up on
the Lamictal though because I am having problems. And
it is not because of the meds.
I have been on Dilantin as well. Lamictal is a good
drug. I have had no side affects to the drug at
all. I wish I would lose weight from it though. LOL
Good luck with everything. I do recomend Lamictal though.

Blessings,

Kim

trueblue2
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   Posted 2/25/2006 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the input.
I had brain surgery too...
 
Peace,
Joanne

PositivePerson
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   Posted 2/25/2006 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
For the liver I take a herb its called milk thistle and if you got money go for a tune up with acupuncture.
It will help you fight the side effects of a weakened kidney or liver from the meds.I have been doing that for years. Check out a acupuncture school and get the graduating class.
It has helped me alot .

Positive Person
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