Can Lamictal cause speech problems?
Toxic symptoms are symptoms experienced when the blood Lamictal level is too high. Toxic symptoms can include drowsiness, incoordination, slurred speech, dizziness, headache and coma.
Can lamotrigine cause hallucinations?
Lamotrigine is generally well tolerated; however, some psychiatric problems have been reported in patients using the drug to treat mental disorders (mainly bipolar) or epilepsy. The clinical features of these psychiatric side effects are: affective switches, full acute psychotic episodes, and hallucinations.
Does Lamictal make you jittery?
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, blurred/double vision, loss of coordination, shaking (tremor), nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Can lamotrigine cause irritability?
This medicine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed.
Do you need to take Lamictal every night?
It may be you need a sleep aid such as Ativan (which is what I use) to help you sleep so the Lamictal can work. But… you don’t really want to take that every night.
How many comments are there on Lamictal withdrawal from Hell?
There are close to 300 comments from readers as well. There would be many more if the comments had not been disabled several years ago now. The comments hold a lot more information and the stories of many readers. ** I’ve posted another 83,000 word document with hundreds of comments by Lamictal users coming off.
Is there a link between Lamictal and sleeplessness?
I have not heard of Lamictal causing sleeplessness, but it’s certainly a possibility. Also, that really is a small dose. It’s very good to start small and go up. The general dose is 250mg though it ranges greatly. My mom takes 100mg and I take 500mg! I started at 10mg.
Is it safe to take Lamictal for bipolar disorder?
Lamictal is not recommended for the treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. Available in immediate-release and extended-release tablets. Immediate-release preparations are available as chewable/dispersible tablets and orally disintegrating tablets.
What happens to your body when you stop taking Lamictal?
What happens with abrupt stop of Lamictal (Lamotrigine)? Do not stop taking Lamictal / lamotrigine without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures if you stop using lamotrigine suddenly. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
What happens when you take respiradal instead of Lamictal?
Looking to going back to 200 twice a day, 300 at night is not working with mood stabilization during the evening. We had added Respiradal .5mg which was great at first but after 2 weeks caused a huge amount of anxiety. Went off it. Will not go off or decrease Lamictal again, mainstay of medication regime.
When to call your doctor when taking lamotrigine?
In order for lamotrigine to work properly, it should be taken every day as ordered by your healthcare provider. Lamotrigine is rarely associated with serious skin rashes. If you experience a new rash while taking lamotrigine, call your doctor immediately.
How does lamotrigine work to treat bipolar disorder?
Lamotrigine is a medication that works in the brain to treat bipolar disorder. It is also approved for the treatment of seizure disorders. Bipolar disorder involves episodes of depression and/or mania.