Lamictal / lamotrogine nightmares

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   Posted 7/20/2016 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I've had epilepsy for 19 years, it came on when I was 18, I take lamictal daily. Between 400mg right upto 1,000 mg whilst pregnant. Top end and above on the chart, tried leora but side effects were horrific.

Usually not many side effects, sometimes insomnia but the dr gives me tamazipan to take responsibily as and when needed. the odd upsetting dream here or there accept recently I've been having a lot more dreams, mostly they're of the people I love dying or been hurt, Somr are where o murder people and bury them under clothes in a shed, I wake up sobbing and I have to call the people in the dream to make sure they're OK & check if I have a shed! it takes a good hour to realise it's a dream & calm down.
I had a partial seizure recently, convulsions but not unconscious,went dreams he upped me by 25mg. Since then I've become paranoid which Ive never been before, I'm dreaming my husbands cheating on me & i sonetimes kill him in my sleep & it's so real it's causing issues, he doesn't understand that although these are dreams they are so realistic that it's taking me at least a day to shake off the feelings (he isn't cheating) does anyone else have these dreams?

Thanks Rachel x

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   Posted 12/3/2016 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I just joined this site but I did have something similar happen to me. My problem was I used to take Keppra for my seizures and it made me get mad real easy. I mean people could piss me off by saying normal stuff. I was pretty paranoid then so I had my doctor switch me to Lamotrigine and the trouble totally went away. There are a lot of different seizure medications so check with your doctor and see if there is something else you can take and see if the trouble goes away.

- Airvhan

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Date Joined Dec 2016
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   Posted 12/6/2016 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tried almost every seizure medication out their. I started with seizures at about the age of 26 and am now 41. I call Lamictal my 'Miracle Drug'! Before they put me on it I was having anywhere between 4 and 18 Grand Mal Seizures a Day.
As for side effects - the only ones I suffer from that I can see is short term memory, sometimes I can't seem to find the right words (that is frustrating), and my hair is thinner. But all in all I can deal with that!!

But I am both that and Topomax so who knows if its the combination or which one.

I have never had any night terrors or dreams from them.... I actually don't dream at all anymore.

I wish you the best.

- Shelly
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