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Old 09-06-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Lamactal Anyone

OK..... I have been on Keppra for a couple of months along with occasional klonopin for panic and anxiety. I have gained some weight with Keppra at this new dose that I am on.

My doctor mentioned to me a medication that we are going to talk about at our next visit. He mentioned Lamactal. He stated that i would be less likely to gain any weight.

Problem is - I am starting to really like Keppra - but with this weight gain and bloat I am heading for other health issues.

Anyone here ever take Lamactal? Did you have bad side effects or weight gain?

 
Old 09-10-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Lamactal Anyone

Hi j2006,

I use to be on Lamictal,and did not gain weight from taking
it,but,unfortunately for me it did not help my seizures.If you
do not have insurance(I did not at time)it is very,very expensive,
and there is not a generic for it yet.

Take care,Sherri

 
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:48 AM   #3
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Re: Lamactal Anyone

Thanks Sherri. Did you have any other side effects?

 
Old 09-11-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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Re: Lamactal Anyone

Hi j2006,


No,I didn't have any other side effects.It is really too bad that
it did not work for me.Hopefully it will work for you,if you choose
to try it.Good-luck.

Take care,Sherri

 
Old 09-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Re: Lamactal Anyone

Hi j2006,

I am sorry I forgot to tell you that it was the lamictal
that affected my memory.I use to have a great memory
and shorty after starting Lamictal I noticed my memory
was affected,mainly my short term,but,my long term as
well.I have also read others that had their memory ruined.
Personally if I were you,I would stay away from it.We are
all different,but,if I could do over again,I would not have taken
one pill.
Just getting home from hospital and my memory ruined took me
awhile to remember Sorry, Sherri

 
Old 09-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #6
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Re: Lamactal Anyone

Hello j 2006 my name is bevin now to the question of bad side effects from lamictal. My worst side effect from lamictal was not weight gain because that problem was temporary then went to weightloss for a short time and then quickly became toxic to my bloodstream to the point where my face had a rash on both cheeks on my face so bad that when the rash went away it left a pinkish tint on both of my cheeks. the rash had me wanting to rip my skin off I was itching so horribly from the rash every one i was around could tell i was having some sort of allergic reaction to lamictal.I may have had some hairloss with lamictal as well . I hope this answers your question. good luck best wishes for you from bevin

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