Posted by barbaracat on August 21, 2007, at 0:20:17
In reply to Re: Lamictal SJS rash - READ THIS!!!!!! » barbaracat, posted by Kirsty Douglas on August 20, 2007, at 22:21:17
Something I forgot to mention was the maddening itching. It was like red ants were munching away at my scalp and I probably looked like a dog with fleas scratching everywhere. This I now know is due to an inflammatory reaction and was the forerunner of the other nasty stuff.
You don't have to break out in the rash to know something's not right. It sounds to me like you were in the beginning stages and it's good you stopped.
I recently thought I'd try taking it again - silly me. I had a bunch left over and was in need of something (eventually went with Cymbalta). Sure enough, two weeks into it and I started getting the burning pinprick itchies, especially on my scalp. Threw those suckers away.
Glad you're better.