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Lamictal-induced obsessiveness

Posted by porkpiehat on July 21, 2020, at 15:59:30

It's finally official! My therapist finally recognized/diagnosed today what I had been saying for years (but been shrugged off): Lamictal is creating obsessive behavior in me, perhaps hypomania.

I was reading back to him some notes from my "diary" that happened to include "I am unable to listen to anything due to the racing thoughts and imaginary confrontations after I take my lamictal" I had also told him several times that my motivation increases and depression lessens but, at the same time, the ruminations stop me from sinking into my emotions in any kind of "present" way.

That's 100 percent obsessional, he told me, which he has observed at other times. And obsession is the mind's way of glossing over complicated feelings, moving your existence completely into left-brain.

So I search "lamictal-induced obsession" and found several studies indicated this. I Have been describing this phenomenon since I began taking this drug and have gotten ZERO serious consideration about it.

Now I have to figure out what to do with the information! I haven't been able to drop too low on lamictal and function.

Anyone found something similar? Have you found a way to offset this quality? I've tried gabapentin 100mgs for two days and have to fight with mental cloudiness, but I'll be damned if I don't get a little emotionality back, less avoidance of interactions and responsibility. *scratching head emoji*

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on July 22, 2020, at 22:35:55

In reply to Lamictal-induced obsessiveness, posted by porkpiehat on July 21, 2020, at 15:59:30

lamictal is mood stablizer, but its more for depresion, rather than mania which lithium, carbamazine, valporic acid treat

yes lamotragine is known to cause hypomania, even though it stablizines mood, its more for depressive symtoms in manic-depressive cases.

i've heard the same thing about lamotragine too, i notice mood lift a long time ago, i was really drunk in a bad depressed mood, i forgot to take my lamictal earlier that day, i took 400mg dose and noticed signifiantly how it pulled me out of depression state caused by alcohol

its a antidepressant mood stablizer, and yes it can cause hypomania rather than lithium

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness

Posted by undopaminergic on July 25, 2020, at 7:16:45

In reply to Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness, posted by rjlockhart37 on July 22, 2020, at 22:35:55

>
> its a antidepressant mood stablizer, and yes it can cause hypomania rather than lithium
>

As a matter of fact, it is used as an antidepressant in bipolar disorder because it does *not* cause (hypo)mania.

Then again, with the individual variation, it is not improbable that in some rare cases, it could induce a manic response.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on July 25, 2020, at 13:18:22

In reply to Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness, posted by undopaminergic on July 25, 2020, at 7:16:45

no, there are many cases of lamotragine induced hypomania, yes there's documentation of adverse or paradoxical effects, read on side effects and mood expereinces on the net lik erowid. Yes it does help depression but not so much hypomania.

hypomania from lamogragine has been documented, if i could go down every source i read that, drug expereince review forms, erowid, diffrent drug expeinces webistes

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on July 25, 2020, at 13:23:35

In reply to Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness, posted by rjlockhart37 on July 25, 2020, at 13:18:22

when i first stated 400mg, dull as hell i hated it, lamotraginzed, then one time i had a few drinks didnt take lamictal that morning, i was depressed from the alcohol, noticed when i took it, my mood went back up to baseline. They say lamotragine and alcohol, not to mix. I've mixed tons of dangerous things more than that, but it pulled me out of that deep slump.

Then thats when i asked to increase to 400, it just makes me feel stable, less impulsive, less mood swings

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness undopaminergic

Posted by SLS on July 27, 2020, at 11:49:17

In reply to Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness, posted by undopaminergic on July 25, 2020, at 7:16:45

> >
> > its a antidepressant mood stablizer, and yes it can cause hypomania rather than lithium
> >
>
> As a matter of fact, it is used as an antidepressant in bipolar disorder because it does *not* cause (hypo)mania.
>
> Then again, with the individual variation, it is not improbable that in some rare cases, it could induce a manic response.


There have been some reports of this happening, but it is not at all common.


- Scott

 

Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on July 27, 2020, at 12:10:06

In reply to Re: Lamictal-induced obsessiveness undopaminergic, posted by SLS on July 27, 2020, at 11:49:17

> > >
> > > its a antidepressant mood stablizer, and yes it can cause hypomania rather than lithium
> > >
> >
> > As a matter of fact, it is used as an antidepressant in bipolar disorder because it does *not* cause (hypo)mania.
> >
> > Then again, with the individual variation, it is not improbable that in some rare cases, it could induce a manic response.
>
>
> There have been some reports of this happening, but it is not at all common.
>
>
> - Scott

I think it is not at all improbable that it could (rarely) happen with lithium, or the chemically very similar table salt, NaCl (there is a LiCl form of lithium available, and it has been used as a substitute for regular table salt).

-undopaminergic


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