Disastrous dreams, thoughts and outbursts

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   Posted 7/22/2017 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Howdy and Hello, I was diagnosed with Bi polar 5 years ago and been on and off meds, each one affecting me in a state of blinding rage, but my new doc put me on Lamictal 50 mg 2x a day the first week was kind of a fog, but mood seemed to be stabilized, then the most vivid dreams of pleasure came out of no where, then the pleasure came to despair, dreams of things i think in my head but would never act upon and they become lucid, the worst was last night, setting ww2 trenches ( fell asleep watching saints and soldiers ) the part that came lucid i was stalking an enemy and jumped down to deliver a kill with a knife the enemy turned into a baby smiling at me, I turned to look away and there in the trenches were all babies covered in blood, I woke up balling my eyes out, is there anyone out there who has had this nightmarish hell reek havoc on there mind, after taking this medicine?

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   Posted 7/23/2017 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Lamotrogine but was one of the unfortunate 1 out of 100 who got the dangerous "rash." I'm surprised your doctor has put you on such high doses right away. I wasn't on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) very long but it did calm my anxiety. I can't speak to having vivid dreams. However, when I was put on Propranalol 80mg. I had horrific dreams that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I still take that med, the nightmares side effect subsided. I would definitely talk to your doctor and do not ignore any rash. Many people love this med, they really do so I hope it works for you.

Post Edited (kellyinCali) : 7/24/2017 12:47:43 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/24/2017 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Blindeye,

Welcome to the forum smile!

I am sorry about the Lamictal nightmares. I have read that this occurs in the beginning, however, it goes away eventually. It is a side effect of the Lamictal. However, everyone experiences the side effects differently.

If it continues for a long period of time, be sure to talk to your doc about it.

I hope it will subside for you soon.

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