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Re: New to Lamictal a bit nervous about it

Posted by prodgirl on April 17, 2004, at 12:15:03

In reply to New to Lamictal a bit nervous about it, posted by BWL on April 16, 2004, at 18:00:45

I am just at the last week of the starter pack of Lamictal, but also just tapered off Effexor (the EVIL E). Yes, I had headaches, but that could have been due to discontinuation syndrome, ie withdraw. I, too, was worried about the rash b'c I am so sensitive, but was told that you will know if you break out. It won't be a little spot, it will be ALL over. That's the reason why it takes so long to get up to the doseage, I'm still worried, but anything has to be better than the pain from my Depression heavy BP

> Hi. For the past 10 years I've been told that I suffer from depression & ADHD as well as an anxiety disorder. I just started seeing a new doc & after filling out some forms, he feels that I'm more appropriately Bipolar. Who figured? Not me. Anyway, he put me on Lamictal (the starter dosage kit thing for 4 weeks)as well as Wellbutrin XR150.
> Then, he goes into this long discourse about how occassionallly, rarely, not very often...a rash can occur...and sometimes, even more could be fatal. Ok. That like totally freaked me out. After all, I do suffer from an anxiety disorder.
> When he saw my apprehension he prescribed Klonopin to ease my anxiety. Yes, for the past 3 days, I've slept well. But I'm so freaked out about getting that "sometimes, rarely, fatal skin rash" that I find myself checking for it all the time. And the MASSIVE headache I've now got, well, I don't know if it's because of the RX or because I'm so anxious.
> Yep, I freak out over death causing stuff. All I want to know is...should I REALLY be THAT worried about it?
> Thanks a bundle. BWL




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