Lamictal Caused My Myoclonic Symptoms

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/18/2007 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I started having myoclonic twitches and jerks about a month after my grand mal seizure in August (which we began treating with Lamictal). The twitches and jerks got worse as my dose of Lamictal increased. My doctor and I assumed these symptoms were seizure related and that the Lamictal was just not working to control them. We added Trileptal and began a Lamictal taper. I'm almost off of the Lamictal now and my myoclonic symptoms are GONE! Not even a single twitch! My doctor is convinced the Lamictal caused the myoclonic symptoms and I agree (I've seen a study that substantiates this).
I thought I would share this in case anybody else is experiencing similar problems on Lamictal.
And, it's been 6 weeks since I've had even an aura! Things are looking up!!

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 12/20/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
   Sorry you had so much trouble on the lamictal.  I've been on it for about 6 years now, and have done well. I had brain surgery in 2002 and with the surgery and the lamictal I'm seizure Free.  Hope you find the right combination for your seizures.
   Merry Christmas,
   Mercyme  :-)
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