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Old 08-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Headaches and Lamictal

Hi doc just increased my dosage of lamictal up to 100 mg/day yesterday and man oh man I have had the worst headache since I woke up this morning. I've taken 14 advils throughout the course of the day and it doesn't even phase it. I know that's excessive, but I'm in so much pain!!! Anyone else have this problem with lamictal??? Maybe it's unrelated to the meds, but I'm curious to hear some feedback.


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Old 08-14-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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Re: Headaches and Lamictal

When my doc first put me on Lamictal he warned me that one side effect could be headaches. Since I was taking Topamx at the time for headaches, I was less than thrilled. I was on Topamax for a year since starting the Lamictal, and when I came off the topamax, I only had a few headaches. Which makes me wonder if the headaches will go away once you are on Lamictal for awhile.
Sorry about your pain!

Old 08-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: Headaches and Lamictal

Thanks Keystone, that's sweet! Today is better so far, thank goodness.

Old 08-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #4
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Re: Headaches and Lamictal

I am on Lamictal also and seem to have a headache everyday. I hadn't connected the two as my Pdoc didn't mention this as a side effect. But I am very tired of headaches.

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