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Re: Lamictal success stories for Ritch starlight

Posted by Ritch on June 6, 2003, at 1:00:55

In reply to Re: Lamictal success stories for Ritch, posted by starlight on June 5, 2003, at 15:15:21

> Hi Ritch,
> I had some skin sensations when I first started, but it was kind of like a heated feeling. It went away. As long as you go up slowly you should be fine.
> I increased another 50mgs today and feel good. Kind of numb but that's better than the pain of depression. I definitely get an anti anxiety effect. Just feel calmer. I like that feeling as I tend to be hypervigilant as a result of an extremely tulmutuous childhood that included physical and emotional abuse. I think we're probably a bit overconcerned at the idea of being susceptible to side effects. The amount of people who have adverse skin reactions is actually pretty small and like I said your risk is greatly reduced by starting in low doses.
> I'm actually very interested in knowing how many people diagnosed with Bipolar suffered from abusive childhoods? Anyone have any information on that?
> starlight

Thanks for responding. So, Lamictal just seems to reduce anxiety generally? That's good. The incidence of rash is actually quite high with Lamictal-about 1 in 10 people *will* get a rash-statistically anyhow. I don't mind a simple rash (I would freak and stop though), I just don't want some kind of human pizza in the intensive care ward thing to go down!




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