Posted 1/3/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)
I'm also on Lamictal - 200mg/day for Bipolar Disorder and it works pretty well for me. But when I first started taking it my speech was slurred also; now it only happens once in a while and I'm not sure it's because of the of the Lamictal only because I'm on so many other meds.
What you need to remember, and I'm sure you already know this, not every med is right for every person. Everyone reacts differently and you can also react to a med at some point down the road even though you have been on it for a while. As Kitt said, Lamictal is a med that needs to be increased very slowly or the side effects could become nasty. Remember to consult with your pdoc if you think the med(s) you are on aren't the right ones for you. You have every right to do that because you have to be in control of your treatment.
Also, cute things make me smile also - babies especially, but puppies and kittens because they are just so playful. I love teddies and other stuffies, even though I'm 42 years old and my kids know I like them, so I often get them as gifts. LOL.
I hope some of this info has helped.
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