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Re: Lamictal Cindylou

Posted by jazzdog on December 20, 2001, at 13:28:54

In reply to Re: Lamictal jazzdog, posted by Cindylou on December 20, 2001, at 7:51:54

Hi CindyLou -

Like you, I've been experiencing some side effects that seem to go away after a week. A couple of times, I've felt burning all over and turned red! But it's gone in twenty minutes, and only recurs when I titrate up again. My dermatologist said not to worry about it, as long as I could tolerate it, which I can. Other than that, I've had low-level itching, irritability,insomnia, and fatigue, but they go away after about a week. I'm taking lamictal with 50 mg of zoloft, so I keep waiting for an antidepressant effect to kick in. I was on 150 mg of zoloft for years, but I started to feel very numb on it. What I'm really hoping for is a break in this derealization that I experience, which is supposed to occur at around 250 mg. So I've got a long way to go.

Good luck with the antidepressant.

- Jane




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