LAMOTRIGINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Lamictal (lamotrigine) for Bipolar Disorder: “I was extremely edgy, Irritable, Depressed, constant thoughts of suicide and extreme fatigue. I was diagnosed with Depression, anxiety and Bi-polar disorder II. I started with 25Mg at night before sleep. Before taking Lamatical my dreams were insane I was constantly running from a person in all my dreams. It would cause distress waking up scared. As soon as I started it my dreams were no longer me running from anything rather just normal things I struggle with in my daily life family friends or issues I’m having. I haven’t had a running dream since! 2 years later I take 300Mg. I am nowhere near perfect but my brain is no longer foggy. I don’t cry for no reason at all like I used too. I’m just happy I made the decision to seek help. Make sure to keep a positive mind set even with set backs life is a struggle but it takes a clear mind to see the big picture! Last but not least keep your faith “

Badashhh March 9, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “After 2 years and a horrible experience on lithium, I was put on lamotrigine. I started at 50mg/day…once I increased to 100mg/day, I turned into a complete zombie: wasn’t happy, sad, mad…nothing. Just went through the motions. After 2 months of this, my vision got so bad that I couldn’t drive at night, and I had constant muscle pain. Then my hair started falling out in handfuls. After losing half of my hair, I gave up. My doctor has now switched me to Depakote. Maybe I’ll be one of the lucky ones that it works for!”

Cboxjett (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Depression: “I started on 25mg for 2 weeks then moved up to 50mg a couple of weeks ago. The biggest difference I have experienced has been a marked increase in clarity. I am hopeful. I have had major depression for years before being diagnosed as bipolar, tho depression was the overriding problem. I will continue on with this and remain hopeful I can finally live my life above the pit.”

Pat March 3, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “I have tried all the meds there are for bipolar and Lamotrigin was my last hope. I had read so many good things about it so I could not wait to see how well it works. When my dosage was 50 mg/day I was feeling ok. I woke up early and I could sleep at night. When my dosage was 100 mg/day I was tired 24/7. I have quit a lot of meds but tappering off Lamotrigine was a nightmare!!! Terrible headache everyday, double vision and insomnia. It took me weeks until my dosage was back to 50 mg/day. I tried again for a few weeks if 50 mg/day was a good dosage for me but I could not sleep and I had the terrible headache everyday. So I had to stop taking Lamotrigine and take some other meds instead. I have been 2 months without Lamotrigine but I still get the headaches which I never had before I took this med. So be careful!”

Corn (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 27, 2018

For Depression: “I tried lamictal for around 6 months at different doses. I had no negative side effects. However, it felt like I wasn’t taking anything because it did not alleviate any of my depression symptoms.”

VickyEE (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 21, 2018

Lamictal (lamotrigine) for Bipolar Disorder: “I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder last year. For one year I felt like a guinea pig, taking different medications, increasing & decreasing them. I felt like I would never feel better. My doctor started me on Lamictal after a really bad episode & it worked within two weeks. I am on Lamictal 50 mg a day & zoloft 100mg a day. I feel like a new person. I do not cycle all of the time now & only cry when it’s actually something sad to cry about & not all of the time. My anxiety is next to nothing anymore. This medication has been a life saver for me. I am so thankful that my doctor placed me on it even though I was ready to give up.”

Christopher Robin February 20, 2018

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