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Re: Parnate and Lamictal

Posted by Gretchen on August 6, 1999, at 12:35:20

In reply to Re: Parnate and Lamictal, posted by anita on August 4, 1999, at 1:00:49

Hi everyone,

Thanks for answering so quickly. When I try to post, I haven't been able to get a connection back for the last two days.

I just wanted to let you know that because I was able to read your responses the first day and I felt/feel very gratelful for your concern.

I did talk to my doctor regarding my symptoms (as _everyone_ suggested) and she still feels I should continue with the meds. She had never heard of anyone having so many side-effects, but since it wasn't making me more suicidal; it has officially worked the "best" so far.

Sorry I can't look back at who said what because that has been making my browser shut down, but I think this is to Elizabeth:

The mood-stabilizers that I had the extreme worsening of depression were: Neurontin (by itself) and Depakote + Parnate. Lithium just made me have what I thought of as seizures (falling down, body shaking, waking up not knowing where I was.) The doc at that time suggested "support hose." After four days and two fractures to my collar bone, I stopped seeing her (that was a few years back.)

The visual distortions at least have been getting better and the nausea is more intermittent. The only thing that has been getting worse is the insomnia (great time to be having internet problems -huh?)

The call to the doc was at least worth it because she suggested that my falling over backwards "sounded like sunstroke."

I live in Seattle, WA. Not a place where that dx is given much! :)

Thank you again for your help and sorry it took so long to get back to you.




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