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Lamictal - sensation difficulties - extremities

Posted by rod on June 30, 2003, at 14:58:01

In reply to Re: Lamictal Updates? Colin- catmint? Peter S., posted by Penny on June 28, 2003, at 23:11:42

sorry to intrude, but I have a really bothering problem with Lamictal.

I am now taking it at 100mg for 3 days,for treatment resistand depression like symptoms, without any other drug. Started quite good and seemed to be very useful for me (less anxiety, less tension, mild and usefull anti-depressive effect), besides the feeling of extreme weakness and clumsiness.

But now I also experience some sensation difficulties in my arms and legs. Although I am able to feel pain, but when I touch, for example, my arm with the other hand, its like touching the arm of someone else. weired. I am just feeling so little it frightens me. Oddly this varies from time to time within a day. I did no figure out if it is realted to a occasion or food intake, seems to be independent.
It somehow resembles the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (well, I am not sure, but based on the info I got from the web).
But Lamictal is supposed to help a little with this neurodegenerative diseases.
very strange.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of symptoms/side efects?
Did they go away with prolonged drug intake or only upon discontinuation?
ANY inforamtion, advise is very welcome.

Roland

PS: I will see my doc (who prescribed it) this Friday, and see a doc tomorrow at hospital to start a Ritalin trial (my doc does not have the special prescriptions papers to prescribe it personally to me; Im not in the US; another story...)


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