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Re: lamictal forgetfullness joe f

Posted by SLS on March 26, 2013, at 6:40:09

In reply to lamictal forgetfullness, posted by joe f on March 25, 2013, at 22:01:04

> went from 100 to 150 of lamictal...seem very forgetful...anyone else with this problem

Yes. Very much so. I had been taking 200 mg/day of Lamictal. I attempted to discontinue it because of the cognitive and memory impairments it produced. Unfortunately, I relapsed. I restarted it yesterday. It is possible that the magnitude of your memory impairments will lessen over time at 150 mg/day, but it is likely that they would reappear with future dosage increases. For me, 300 mg/day left me in a fog with greatly impaired memory and blunted cognition. I was little more than a vegetable during this time. However, I was also very depressed. Between the Lamictal and the depression, I became extremely stupid and numb to my surroundings.

If I were in your position, I would continue taking Lamictal and evaluate your memory function in a few weeks.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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