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Old 05-01-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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Question Memory loss

First off, glad to be back....I had lost this site due to the fact that I deleted it somehow. I am still taking lamictal and lexapro, and was just wondering if anyone else has experienced memory loss or loss of perception while taking lamictal? I read that is a side effect, and it's happening to me about everyday. My woman and her daughter have called me stupid at times, even though I suppose they mean no harm, that really pisses me off. I tell them I am not stupid, just a lil slow. I think I should tell my therapist about these side effects. Besides I need to see her, been a few months since last visit. I like seeing the receptionist when I walk in.

 
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Memory loss

Hey Mixed Up,

I've been taking lamictal for three weeks now. I haven't experienced many side effects (yet) *

However I have discovered that loss of memory is a side effect. Could it be that this is what you are suffering from but don't realise it?

It could give the impression of being slow and forgetful.

I will let you know if it is something I start with over the next few weeks.

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Old 05-01-2006, 04:42 AM   #3
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Re: Memory loss

I have been taking Lamictal for two years, and have not noticed any memory loss.

 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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Re: Memory loss

I almost dropped the lamictal because of short term memory loss. I was completely unnerved with the event. Thought I had the beginnings of Alzheimerís. Found out it was a side effect and am curious to know what percent of lamictal users suffer. I know the blurred vision side effect is 17%; thatís pretty high when you think on it. Anyone know what % suffers with poor memories?

I met a doctor that informed me that the memory loss will not go away until you are completely stable. I was already taking 250mg daily and my doctor wonít increase but she did give me a small dose of abilify. Now my memory is wonderful; has never been better; Iíve never experienced such stability in my life. Hope my little cocktail continues to help.

 
Old 05-01-2006, 12:49 PM   #5
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Re: Memory loss

Recently I have been having major memory loss but I don't know whether it is from the Lamictal or not. I just had an increase to 150mg. I haven't brought it up with the psych yet (because I keep forgetting ) but it seems like it is too coincidental to not be a side effect.

 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:12 PM   #6
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Re: Memory loss

I don't take that drug, but I have noticed that during a manic episode I tend to forget things. Could it be related to the disorder in general?

 
Old 05-07-2006, 11:02 PM   #7
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Unhappy Re: Memory loss

I just posted that bipolars have memory loss. Perhaps it is the lamictal. It's scary isn't it. I wrote about a med called galantamine. Please check that post.
Let me know what you think.

cth

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