Lamictal Anyone?

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/31/2006 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to posting but hope to find some support from others who have this problem.
I am a 48 yr old RN who had to quit my Full-time job over 2 years ago due to a combo
of Severe Migraines and Neck Pain. I have had Migraines since 1995. Been through many
forms of prophylactic tx including Inderal, Corgard, Verelan, Amytriptyline, Topamax,
DEpakote, Effexor etc. Also have tried Chiropractic and Cervical Steroid injections.
Recently had a sudden severe increase in Migraines. I have been waking up with them
again, and they last 48 to 72 hours. During this period the Imitrex takes the edge off 'for
about 6 hours, then back to full force. Last week I couldn't take it anymore and had
to go to ER. They tried Morphine 5mg and Compazine, another Morphine 5 mg, Tordal,
Demerol 100mg Im, then DEmerol 75 mg Im with some but not total relief. I also wear
a Duragesic pain patch that I have been on for soem time.

My follow up MD visit today ended with a Sample pack of Lamictal, and order to wean
off Depakote. Anyone else on Lamictal for Migraines ? How have you done ?
Any side effects?

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 902
   Posted 10/31/2006 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Peaceful, I do not take these drugs so I can't help you. However, I so rarely come across someone who suffers both migraine and neck pain. Have you determined that the neck is causing your migraines or do they co-exist with each other. I'm so tired of going down both roads and am contemplating the cervical steroid injections now. Did they work for you? What was it like?

I realize these questions are off of the topic. Will you please send me a PM? My email is listed on my profile.
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
"You don't find out that God is all you've got until God is all you've got."

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 932
   Posted 11/1/2006 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on Lamictal for only 2 days because I had a severe allergic reaction. Watch out for rashes.
Just a thought, but could the h/a be a side effect of the patch? Just wondering. I'm sorry you have to deal with this too. Best to you, and I hope it works for  ya!!
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