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Re: Chemist...do you know why pdocs sooshi

Posted by Viridis on May 22, 2004, at 6:05:04

In reply to Re: Chemist...do you know why pdocs chemist, posted by sooshi on May 21, 2004, at 1:34:53

My understanding is that SJS is extremely rare with Lamictal, as long as it's titrated gradually. The initial trials simply had people taking too much too soon. SJS is also much more of a problem with children than adults. But of course, if you develop a rash after starting Lamictal, you should notify your doctor immediately and have it examined, just in case.

From what my pdoc has told me, SJS is very rare and preventable as long as you take it fairly slow with the dosage -- and it really doesn't take that long to reach a therapeutic dose anyway. It's not right for everyone (I experienced a bit of activation at first, and feel slightly agitated at over about 200 mg), but it can be very effective. As far as I can tell, most of the fears are unfounded, and just about any of these meds can be bad for some people.

I find Lamictal very subtle yet effective for mood swings, with no side effects (below 200 mg for me).


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