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Old 12-08-2015, 06:38 PM
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Lamotrigine and memory loss


What's your opinion? WebMD lists memory loss as a rare side effect of lamotrigine. From what I can see on the forum so far is that it's not rare. Have you experienced memory loss with lamotrigine? I actually set up a med reminder on my medic alert app. Some days I forget twenty minutes after I take evening pill that I took it.

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Memory loss hasn't been a side effect for me. But everyone reacts differently to the meds. Medication and seizure history can also play a role in memory issues.
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A lot can depend on the other drugs you were on or are on as well.
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A lot can depend on the other drugs you were on or are on as well.
Very true. Not sure if my memory loss is from Keppra or long term use of Dilantin. I've only been on lamotrigine for a few months so I can't blame on lamotrigine.
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İ have been on Keppra for a few months recently increased to 2000mg and I have bad short term memory but can't say for sure that the Keppra is the cause but I am looking to get off it.
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I was on Lamotrigine years ago and it didn't effect my memory like Topomax and Keppra have. I also agree with Nak. Seizure history can play a role in memory as can where the seizures originate in your brain.

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http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/impact...ing-and-memory
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Will do, thanks for the article it is hard to connect the dots sometimes, which you guys all help with.
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The points they made in the article about short term memory issues such as missing appointments and forgetting tasks sound like me. I am always making to do lists to remind me of things, I have always had these issues but they seemed to have gotten worse. I found a article called 10 drugs that may cause drug loss that list anti seizure medications including Keppra and lamictal as potential culprits. The article was by a Dr. Armon Neel Jr. Thanks agIn.
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