Lamictal and feeling cold all the time?

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   Posted 9/21/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   

I just started taking Lamictal just under 2 weeks ago - 25mg 2x per day. I've been feeling extremely cold all of the time and have to bundle up in order to feel comfortable. Everyone is looking at me like I'm crazy. I work in an office where the temps are normal and everyone else is wearing short sleave shirts - sometimes a sweater when the air comes on. The temps outside are still nice -60's - 70's. When I get home, we open the slider to let fresh air in to circulate and I have to put on flannel pj's and wrap myself in a blanket while my fiance sits there in shorts and t-shirt....

Has anyone experienced this with lamictal?

Post Edited (elizleigh) : 9/21/2007 12:35:21 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/21/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Lamictal for several months and did not have any problems with getting cold.  But, as you know, we all react differently to medications.  Maybe someone else will come along who can be of more help.
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   Posted 9/24/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I cant honestly say that I have heard of this before. Have you got any circulatory problems that might be exaggerated by the Lamictal? It is possible that it is affecting the blood flow and this is making you feel colder. Your best bet is to ask a doctor.


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