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Re: Lamictal-Did I REALLY get the rash? or Chiggers?

Posted by Emme on July 22, 2001, at 9:49:25

In reply to Lamictal-Did I REALLY get the rash? or Chiggers?, posted by Roo on July 20, 2001, at 7:50:57

Hi Roo,
If you have *any* doubts, put your mind at ease and go to a dermatologist, tell her/him what you are taking and ask if what you have is drug related. It will probably be an easy call for them and you will have an answer. If you explain the situation and the concern with lamictal, you should be able to get an appointment with someone that same day (I did). While on lamictal, I woke up one morning with a red shoulder and wasn't sure about it. My pdoc advised me to have someone look at it right away. A dermatologist took one look at it and said "sunburn". I was slightly embarrassed, but we had to know. Unfortunately a few weeks later I had another smooth red area on my skin, wasn't sure about it, and a dermatologist said it was in fact drug related. I get the impression that drug related rashes can take different forms, so consulting an expert is the best way to go. Good luck.

> Ok, I'm a little confused here. I started Lamictal and
> pretty shortly thereafter (after a week or so), when I
> bumped to just above 25 mg's, I _thought_ I got the rash.
> I was a little confused at the time b/c it really looked
> like I just had a bunch of bug bites. It wasn't really
> a "rash", per say, because the bites were single and
> distinct. They were just like chiggers, or flea bites,
> and really, REALLY itchy, and lots of them, like 30, on
> one leg--but they weren't close together like a bumpy
> rash. Anyway, especially as they start to heal, they
> are looking even more like bug bites. I can't recall
> a situation that happened where I would've gotten bites...
> I did go hiking, but it wasn't a real woodsy hike at all.
> And I woke up with the bites, which was strange. ARgh.
> I'm so confused. I'm almost tempted to go to a dermatologist
> and say "could this be a drug induced rash or is it just
> chiggers?" just b/c otherwise I had such a good experience
> with the drug and felt it helped my mood. Has anyone
> else out there ever got the lamictal rash and if so,
> what did it look like?




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