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Old 04-19-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Question Has anyone stopped taking Lamictal?

I take 200 mg. of Lamictal everyday. I really want to stop taking this medication so that I can be drug free and also to have some excitement back in my brain. Has anyone stopped this medication and if so, how are you feeling without it?

Old 04-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone stopped taking Lamictal?

Sorry I can't help you, but I am on it now. What kind of "non brain" activity did you have going on? Kind of like forgetting things and such? I have that. And how long have you been on it? good luck! Love, Lori

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Old 04-20-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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Re: Has anyone stopped taking Lamictal?

Thanks for the reply. I've been on Lamictal for about 2 1/2 years. It works great but I don't really feel any excitement. I miss that euphoric feeling I used to have prior to taking this medication. My husband and I have our own business and it is booming right now. I'm really happy about our situation but I don't have that jumping up and down feeling like I should and even want to. Lamictal works on the "excitable" part of your brain. You are kind of numb to experiencing true joy. The original use of Lamictal is for people who suffer from seizures. So if it keeps people from having seizures, imagine what it is doing to your brain . Kind of dulls it. Thanks again and good luck with the medication

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Re: Has anyone stopped taking Lamictal?

YIKES! Glad I have so much to look forward to -LOL! Good luck with your new business AND your mood. Hope it all works out for you. Love, Lori

Old 04-20-2005, 11:43 AM   #5
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Re: Has anyone stopped taking Lamictal?

I stopped taking Lamictal last October after being relatively stable for several months. I am still trying to clean up the mess I made of my life.

Do what you need to do. Just be careful and make sure you have a good support network in place in case you need it.

Good luck.


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