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Old 07-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

Hi everyone. New here. Just started on lamictal and having terrible nightmares. Paranoia, headaches dizziness, confusion among other things. I am on 50 mg and on week 4 of my starter pack. besides all side effects my mood is much better. but I was wondering when these side effects/or if they will end.

Also I am extremely itchy. NO rash though.. Thank you for taking the time to read this

 
Old 07-28-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

These definitely do not sound like normal Lamictal side effects. You really should call your pdoc about this.

 
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

Yes, call your pdoc right away. It may not be the drug for you. I take it, almost no side effects, except some itchiness, which gets better after each increase.

 
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

yup i would call your pdoc.

so that is why i am itchy? my back itches so bad right now it drives me nuts. this goes away?

i'm on week five of the starter pack, 100 mg, took my second dose last night

 
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

Christina,

I thought I'd go mad with the itching at first. It has almost stopped now.

My pdoc prescribed an anti-histamine for when it was really bad, and that did help. I had asked about Benadryl, but she said Vistaril was the med that would help.

Maybe that might be worth a try for you?

 
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

thank you will call her today and ask.

 
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Re: new to lamictal-itchy and paranoid

It really is interesting how different meds affect different people...I've been on Lamictal for months, am up to 300mg now, and have never had an itching problem. Besides a bit of agitation when I first started I"ve had no side effects at all.

 
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