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Re: starting lamictal and side effects

Posted by BK on February 3, 2001, at 21:04:16

In reply to Re: starting lamictal and side effects, posted by Ted R on February 3, 2001, at 11:01:25

> > I started on lamictal a few days ago, 25mgs the first week, and then moving up in increments of 25mgs every seven days. Outside of the rash concern, what nuisance side effects can I expect? I am an avid golfer, one of the few pleasures, that I have left. Will lamictal affect my coordination? I am also having a great deal of anxiety now, as well as the depression. I know that lamictal is somewhat stimulating, but will it help to manage the unbearable anxiety? Also what about cognitive side effects? Any feedback appreciated.....Ted

Hey Ted,

I was on lamictal for about three months. Initially, the side effects were very moderate and i did get a slight, and enjoyable, manic charge. Cognitively, I felt my writing and speaking skills improved noticeably. Unfortunately, i started experiencing persistent sore throats,nasty dandruff and hairloss (I'm hoping its from the lamictal)and difficulty sleeping. The cognitive improvements also dissipated significantly. As you know, everyone reacts differently. Please stay with it and find out for yourself. Perhaps this will be the one for you.




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