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Re: Lamictal side effects

Posted by mnomad3 on November 19, 2003, at 15:37:22

In reply to Re: Lamictal side effects Mnomad3, posted by Flipsactown on November 19, 2003, at 2:38:33

Thanks soo much for the feedback. It really helps that I'm not the only one experiencing these side effects. I feel better knowing they are classic symptoms and nothing to worry about. (I am a little concerned my doctor didn't know this though.) I have had really good results from Lamictol and I haven't experienced any side effects that I can think of. I have been on it for about 3 years and I don't remember how long it took to get to 400 mgs. Right now, its really helping so I probably won't increase the dosage (I'm not sure what the max dosage is). I'm glad to hear you are seeing a benefit. I have tried a lot of different anti-drepressants and mood stablizers and Lamictol and Prozac have given me the best results. :)

> I take prozac, remeron and lamictal for my unipolar depression. I experience the same tremors you are talking about particularly when you are just about to fall asleep and I do sweat quite a bit in the middle of the night. Both are classic side effects of prozac and nothing to worry about. I have been on prozac for over 10 years and I have been prescribed 100mgs which is actually 20mgs over the recommended max dose, but since I have been on it so long, my pdoc okayed it. The body tremors you are talking about sometimes start in your legs or arms but then your entire body jerks. For me, that is an indication that the prozac is doing its thing. I hope this helps you. How long have you been on lamictal? I have been on it for 8weeks and it has really decreased my depression. I noticed it in my sixth week. I have been on A/D's so long that lamictal had to be added to enhance the effects of the prozac and remeron. Have you had side effects with the lamictal and how long did it take you to get to 400mgs? I am a 52 year old male and my lamictal dose is 300mgs. Also, is your pdoc going to increase your lamictal dose or is that the max dose?
> Flipsactown
> > I am on both Lamictol and Prozac and I have a few side effects that I wanted to see if anyone else experiences. The first is tremors (mild continuous shakes) while I am sleeping. It doesn't bother me and I think I get a fairly restful sleep. I don't even realize I am doing it but my boyfriend says it is constant. Also, I sweat quite a bit in the middle of the night. I don't feel hot in the night but I wake up as if I've ran 5 miles. I am 32 years old and I've been on Lamictol(400 mg) for 3 years and Prozac (40 mg) for 6 years. Has anyone else experienced either of these side effects? or does anyone know if these are 'normal' side effects? My doctor said she's never heard of either but she doesn't think they should alarm me. I just wanted to do my own research to make sure. Thanks :)




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