lamictal

  1. M

    Lamictal - do you experience tolerance?

    Anybody familiar medication Lamictal experience tolerance? I have a epilepsy (Tonic–clonic). Not have a severe seizure about 6 months. For this reason, my neurologist has stopped increasing the dose - it's sat for 4 months 325mg. Now, started to get seizure (focal). Is it I’ve tolerance...
  2. D

    Saying Hello, concerned about med switch

    I'm 50 years old. Had my 1st partial complex seizure 4 years ago. There is a history of diabetes in my family so that was the road the treatment went. My 2nd happened behind the wheel which took me off the road but confirmed an epilepsy diagnosis. My neuro put me on Keppra and has kept me...
  3. V

    Newbie alert! Who here is given grief about veganism/vegetarianism?

    Hi guys! I'm new here 🙂 This is a bit of a long one but I feel very strongly about this topic. I was hoping to talk to anyone who can share anecdotes about a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle with epilepsy? I know it's not exactly a scientific case study but an anecdotal one at least. I've put meds...
  4. K

    All things lamictal

    Hello :-) I am new and discovered this while researching lamictal withdrawals. I have so many questions, but I'll keep it short. I started having seizures in 2010. I averaged 9 a year. In 2013 I had one at work and was 'forced' by my doctor to take a prescription in order to get my license...
  5. S

    Does Lamictal strongly reduce motivation?

    Hi folks, I would like to know if there is any real proof that Lamictal (on its own or along with Topamax) ever has the side effect of reducing motivation. I have been taking it for a couple years now and it controls my seizures extremely well. However, I recently had to admit to myself that I...
  6. N

    Are these Lamictal side effects?

    Last night I went to bed at 12:30 and was awake until 3am. Around 3 I started feeling extreme, burning pain in my lats pretty suddenly. I also felt really nauseated and dry heaved a few times. The lat pain became so bad that I was crying and shaking. My heart was pounding so hard it felt like it...
  7. rhiannon

    meds question - lamictal & topamax

    hi all! I'm new to the forum and have a meds question. my story - diagnosed at 12 (now 34), partial, now 99% nocturnal. have been on 300mg lamictal & 200mg epilim for about 10yrs which worked for some time but I'm still having many seizures and have finally accepted that I need to change...
  8. T

    Tegretol?

    So today my doctor started me on Tegretol as Lamictal was not controlling my seizures. I've never been on Tegretol and in 4 weeks my doctor will remove my Lamictal as she prefers me to just be on one medication. The questions I'm asking is; does it cause weight gain? That's a major issue for...
  9. O

    Prescription Co-Assistance

    Lamictal My son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009. Out of the blue, he had a grand mal seizure a month after graduating from college for no apparent reason. No trauma, no drug use, no reason at all. It took over 4 years to get the right combination of medication in order to control his...
  10. B

    Help! Lamictal

    I am a 26 year old female diagnosed with absence seizures at age 10. I have been taking Epival until recently, I am now trying out Lamictal. I have just reached my final dose of 200MG per day. I finished the Epival a little over a week ago. Since stopping, I have had some incredibly easy...
  11. K

    lamictal withdrawls? seizures?

    I was put on lamictal for one month, today is the second month I would be taking it. I was prescribed 25mg for 2 weeks then 50 mg for 2 weeks. I wasn't able to pick up my presction and I was out for 3 days. One the last day (yesterday) I hadn't taken it for 3 days. I was taking a walk with...
  12. K

    seizures, migraines, or lamictal withdrawls?

    I was put on lamictal for one month, today is the second month I would be taking it. I was prescribed 25mg for 2 weeks then 50 mg for 2 weeks. I wasn't able to pick up my presction and I was out for 3 days. One the last day (yesterday) I hadn't taken it for 3 days. I was taking a walk with...
  13. W

    AWESOME news!

    Hello all! :) So I'm sure a few people have read that I've been jumping through hoops with Blue Cross, my health insurance company. Was on Lamictal for a happy 7 years, and this past October they said they would no longer cover it and instated "mandatory generics". They said I could still get...
  14. AussieChris

    Lamictal and jaw/ear pain- Help needed!

    Just wondering if anybody takes lamictal (lamotrigine) and do they get swollen,sore glands/lymph nodes and sore ears or hearing loss? I have been having no end of issues with ear pain and cant tolerate loud noise and even moderate nose and also developed tinnitus. Its got to the point where I...
  15. M

    Not allowed to drink-suggestions?

    I love to drink (I love a good microbrew), but am not supposed to because I am on Lamictal. My old neuro said it was fine as long as I was smart about it, but recently I've been having a lot of problems with frequent nausea, horrible hangovers, and low tolerance, and my new neuro said I wasn't...
  16. B

    Breast Feeding on AEDs

    Hi, I'm not new to CWE, but it has been some time since I have been on here. I have a question, I am 37 weeks pregnant, and have been taking AEDs (Lamictal and Topamax) most of my pregnancy (minus the first trimester), baby is 100% healthy. I am wondering if anyone knows the safety of breast...
  17. C

    medication (lamictal xr) question

    Hey all, I'm about to be starting my sixth week on lamictal xr (200 mg), and just saw that it may have an effect on birth control. I'm also on dilantin, and I know that one of the side effects is that it makes both control less effective, and that is one of the reasons I want to get off of it...
  18. Sinead

    Oh, hi! About me.

    Hi from Australia. My temporal lobe seizures started decades ago. The likely cause is an angioma. They are well controlled by tegretol and lamictal with no issues until now. My liver enzymes are now sky high and it looks like tegretol may no longer a good drug for me. This is very unexpected...
  19. N Sperlo

    My wife is taking Lamictal

    So, folks. The title says it. My wife has started Lamictal. I apologize for stepping out of the regular bounds, but she is in no way epileptic. I hope I'm not shunned. I'm guilty of the epilepsy. We have recently discovered she is bipolar. Now, don't worry about that one. We have been together...
  20. J

    New Here! Hoping to find out about lamotrogine being cause of loss of vision

    Hello! I have had epilepsy since I was about six. Its only been problem about three or four short time periods over 40 years. Each time meds adjusted or switched and problem solved. I'm 2010 it was finally diagnosed that the seizures were cause by Tuberous Sclerosis. !.I have been on solely on...
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