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Posted by Angela on March 18, 2000 at 18:05:32:

In Reply to: Lamictal posted by Kevin on March 17, 2000 at 09:13:25:

: I'm about to switch over to Lamictal for a seizure disorder. Would like to hear from others who have used this drug. Thanks

I have been on lamictal for the past 2 years and my experience has not been all that good. Prior to lamictal I had been on dilantin for about 13 years. No problems. Two children and no pregnancy problems. My neurologist retired and I was highly recommended to another Dr. She, is very aggressive and up on the latest in the industry and was eager to get me on lamictal. I did seem to have more energy, but the medicine did not fully cover me. I was put on it alone for a while, and after having a seizure, (me forgetting my med.) my Dr. felt I needed the safety net of another drug diamox. For the past 2 years, we have experimented with various combinations and I have had more seizures than ever. One thing I noticed about lamictal, and I have been on up to 700mg.. is that no matter how much I took, when it was time to take my med. again, I could barely wait. I would always get the confused, anxious feeling prior to a seizure. I am now, after being adament with my Dr. in process of going back to Dilantin. I am now at 400mg. of both and feel better than I have in 2 years! On the lamictal, I stayed terribly dizzy no matter when I took the med. or how much I ate before hand. I played alot of tennis prior to lamictal, but almost completely gave it up. Now, on the dilantin, I am playing again, and feel a sense of self-worth. I hope lamictal is the drug for you, just listen to your body and all of its signals and be careful.

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