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Re: Lamictal Side Effects Over Time, esp. Dreams 2

Posted by Orion on November 23, 2003, at 21:05:47

In reply to Re: Lamictal Side Effects Over Time, esp. Dreams, posted by Orion on November 23, 2003, at 20:59:47

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The same thing is happening to my dreams. The feeling is similar to when I was travelling in the tropics and took Larium (mefloquine, I think), which is infamous for messing with your dreams. The Larium made my dreams frenetic: super fast and kind of crazy. With Lamictal, the major feeling is that I have this mental dullness when it comes to dreams--they're harder to remember. And there is a similar feeling that my dreams are more

The Lamictal effect is not as crazy as with Larium, but it is upsetting. Dreams are important to me. About once every two or three weeks, I'll have one that I clearly remember, write down, and process. I'm able to decode my dreams based upon the evidence of personal symbolism and the interpersonal dynamics of the dreams overlapped with introspection into my current life situation.

I have had one short dream during a nap that I remembered well, and which had the same qualities and meaning of my dreams of before, so perhaps it's not lost.

But often when I wake up in the morning, I have the feeling that I have been dreaming intensely, but that they aren't making much sense. I feel a
little delusional.

I don't want this. I also don't want to kick off the drugs, though... I feel like I owe it to myself to try this route.

Just as a reminder: this particular side-effect is only reported by 6% of people taking the drug. Lamictal still is a drug with one of the lower rate of side-effects. Just because I'm having issues with it doesn't mean that you will--there's a high chance that you won't.




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