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Lamactil vs. Topamax for Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Random on December 30, 2003, at 19:12:36

Hi, I'm new here and I have a question concerning mood stabilizers, efficacy and side effects.

I was put on a combination of Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Lamactil and Risperdal because I've been diagnosed with Bipolar I with features of psychosis.

I quit taking the Risperdal because I don't like the way it makes me feel and I quit taking the Lamactil because I thought it was making my hair fall out. I've lost a lot of hair in a short period of time. I know this sounds silly - but I was also upset that I haven't been having my usually vivid dreams lately. I'm very fond of my dreams and I think I read somewhere that Lamactil can have an effect on that.

So the doctor just prescribed Topamax (he used the 'you'll lose weight' angle) today but from what I've been reading it sounds like I was better off on the Lamactil.

My doctor suggested that my hair has been falling out due to stress. Has anyone else experienced hair loss on Lamactil? Dreaming?




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