lamotrigine

  1. R

    De novo myoclonus after starting lamotrigine

    I have a family history of JME but have never been diagnosed myself. After starting lamotrigine I have developed myoclonus which happens anywhere from 2-15 times a day. I've read many things about new onset myoclonus in people with seizures. Can you start having myoclonic epilepsy as a result of...
  2. B

    Dilemma second seizure in 4 years

    Advice needed I was 16 years Med and seizure free up until 4 years ago when had seizure. I had 'MRI AND EEG and neurologist recommended lamotirgine but I did not go for it. However, I Have just had a follow up seizure 4 years on, so am considering just going on the lamotrigine. The gp now says...
  3. 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...
  4. thornton8000

    question about new med change

    Hey long time no see everyone! So went to see the shrink and to keep me on some meds that will work on my seizures but also on my bi-polar she is taking me off my topamax and putting me on lamotrigine. And my question is do I take this in the Am or at night? I'll be starting the pill 1 daily...
  5. K

    newbie to the site

    hi all Im a newbie to this site. and wanted to say hi and blessings from New Zealand. I am a 49 year old male I have been diagnosed with sleep Epilepsy after several major seizures upon waking up.. I have a win brother ( Identical )who has had general epilepsy for 10 years now. Im currently...
  6. 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...
  7. B

    Understanding my MRI analysis

    Can anyone help? Even if it just answering just one of the questions . I have just opened a letter from my neurologist post my first MRI, I had first seizure for 15 years and it is being suggested I go on lamotrigine. I am still waiting for EEG results but I do not really understand the...
  8. B

    Advice on First seizure after 15 years med and seizure free

    I am looking for advice. I have been very fortunate in that I achieved a long time off valporate and being seizure free(14-15 years) I had a seizure in February and now in a dilemma re going back on medication. The neurologist suggested considering lamotragine as I have 3 kids and am used to...
  9. D

    pharmacy switched my generic lamotrigine

    I've been using Teva's generic lamotrigine for a long time, and they have apparently decided to switch to Zydus because "it's cheaper." I took the first dose of it on Saturday... and honestly I felt like I may as well have taken a placebo. I had the same feeling I get when I'm an hour or more...
  10. M

    Pregnancy Help!!!!!

    I found some shocking news that I'm 7 weeks pregnant! Anyone else would be over the moon but I'm worried/scared as it was unplanned and I've been taking my normal medication and no folic acid! (I take oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine) I arranged a private scan to check all seemed normal once I...
  11. Katiered

    Lamictal - severe joint pain

    Hey! Hope everyone had a good weekend! Wondering - the websites say to call your doctor immediately for body pain, fever etc. (I assume its alluding to 'the rash') but I don't want to call again for no reason and seem paranoid since I don't have a rash, just extreme joint pain (can't sleep...
  12. D

    Hi from the UK!

    My name is Daren and I live in Kent in the UK. I'm 41 and am a Graphic Designer, self employed. I'm married, with two lovely teenage daughters and (don't tell them this, but) two even lovelier Border Collies!! <joke>. And a budgie! I am very work focused - I have a very responsible position...
  13. Funny_Hat_UK

    Lamotrigine- Newly prescribed, worries about pregnancy

    Hello everyone. I'm writing on behalf of my sister, Laura; she is 25 and had her third seizure this morning. (She is okay; a bit bruised as it was on the pavement but thankfully her boyfriend was with her. She's sleeping it off). Her last two fits have been in the past two months (her first...
  14. A

    Lamotrigine - Long term effects

    Hello All, I am looking for any information on the long term effects of lamotrigine on brain chemistry. I have searched all over the net and can't find anything beyond pretty basic info on possible side effects. I have been on lamotrigine for 15 years, since the age of 15. I have small muscle...
  15. A

    Hello All

    I am new to this forum and just wanted to introduce myself. I was diagnosed with epilepsy 18 years ago, at the age of 12. I was first put on Valproate, and was on this for about 2 years. This caused significant weight gain, loss of mental acuity, extreme fatigue and 'out of it' feeling all the...
  16. G

    New Member - Lamictal Problems

    I started having grand mal nocturnal seizures when I was 10 yrs old. I was put on Dilantin. During my teens I was told my epilepsy may have been a stage of puberty and at 18 I went off Dilantin completely. A few months later I had a seizure. I would only have a seizure a few times a year...
  17. P

    first post for me

    I'm not sure if I am doing this right. This is my first time to be on a forum. I am writing for my husband who had a small stroke and seizures in February. He does not have epilepsy, but is taking antiseizure meds. I thought I might find out some information at this site. He stared taking...
  18. allie510

    Dr. appt. was today. Lamictal?

    So today was my day with the new neurologist and just like I told you guys I went on and on and on and told her EVERYTHING. Well she stood in the room with me for 2 HOURS and she explained EVERYTHING in detail. She states that the epilepsy I am describing is the kind that they don't know what...
  19. brain

    Cardiovascular problems: Common AEDS may increase risk of cardiovascular problems

    Cardiovascular problems: Common anti-seizure drugs may increase risk of cardiovascular problems
  20. brain

    Lamictal Rash / Allergies (Update)

    Well, so much for Lamictal that was doing so great ... errr - maybe not so great; my own Neurologist cringed when he saw that I had the 'ole' Lamictal rash --- all over me! I've been scratching like the heck! Wahhhh! So it's back to Zonegran I go where I was originally ... and in 2 weeks, I...
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