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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of lamotrigine Oral.

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Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/24/2009 10:03:15 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
WARNING: THIS MEDICINE CAUSES SEVERE INSOMNIA! I started this medicine 4 years ago and have suffered insomnia ever since. I was prescribed to take it at night. 3 years ago the insomnia became worse- lasting up to 4-5 days at a time. I NEVER SHUT DOWN - not even the following day. I tried everything on the market: behavioral modification (dark room, etc), all the drugs listed on this website for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/19/2009 10:11:45 AM

Reviewer: opus, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
taking for approx 18months. feel calmer less stressed. feel it has caused me some short term memory loss and added to my forgetfulness, I need 'notes' to remember to read my 'notes'

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/13/2009 7:23:46 PM

Reviewer: Abby, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Not only did I feel like I had lock jaw but also Constant nausea, diarreah, and vomiting. Did not make me feel better in the least

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/11/2009 12:31:26 AM

Reviewer: ADawn, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Lamotrigine for almost 7 years now and it works great. My dose has fluctuated throughout the years and at one point I was taking up to 250 mg per day. I am down to 100 mg a day now and as long as I take my pill everyday my mood swings are dramaically reduced. The problem is sometimes convincing myself I need to take that pill everyday... :)This is the only medication I have ever tak ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar Depression
7/8/2009 8:41:07 PM

Reviewer: whateverhelps, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I do not think lamotrogine works as well as lamictal. I have taken many drugs for my bipolar II. They seem to think that Lamictal worked the best when I was taking it 2 yrs ago. I guess it worked so well, I decided I didn't need it anymore. Took about 6 months for depression to catch me again.Then they put me on Wellbutrin which was horrible because I was a zombie. Now they have me on lamotrog ... Show Full Comment

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