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   Posted 7/31/2006 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I know this board isn't for medical advice, but I am curious if anyone has been on Lamictal (lamotrigine) and what their experience was.
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   Posted 8/1/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi boonutl,  I have never been on Lamictal but I have seen many good things that people have posted about it.  I am sure that you will have some responses soon.  I hope it works well for you! :-)



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   Posted 8/1/2006 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I bin taking lamictal for over 5 months now. it's part a mix of meds that I have to take. I'm doing a lot better so I asume lamictal is good for me. I do have some side effects but nothing major. some of the medicine I take are for the side effects . Give it a month and evaluate urself and offcourse if you have side effects report them to your doctor quickly.
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Post Edited (Akram) : 8/1/2006 6:43:00 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/1/2006 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it for more than a year and it worked well. If your dose is started low and worked up the chance for the rash is very low. Out of all the meds I have and am taing, it was the one that I experirenced the least side effects from. Good luck!

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   Posted 8/2/2006 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm nervous about the "angry" reaction -- part of the reason I am have started on this is because of mood instability which includes anger and irritability.  Does anyone know if this is a common side effect (because I know we are all different and react idiosyncratically)?

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   Posted 8/3/2006 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi!  After 20 years of various antidepressants and little results, I happened upon Lamictal by accident when i needed an anti-convulsant for a seizure disorder.  I could not believe the stability it brought to my life!!!  It was the first med to cover not just the depression, but the anger and slight hyperactive behavior too.  My ds who is 11 has been on it for two years for the persistent depressive symptoms of his BP disorder.  It was like a wonder drug for his depression!  I just love the stuff!  Neither of us has experienced any side effects either!


Good luck to you.  I sure hope that it turns out to be your wonder drug!



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