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Old 10-18-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Lamictal and itching?

I am on day number 6 of the starter pack of Lamictal 25 mg.
First off let me say, just this small dose can I ever feel a difference!!!!
I am a rapid cycler and I have been miserable for so long. I have been on so many meds with either side effects or they just don't help.
I was scared to try Lamictal due to the deadly rash but I am glad I did. The only thing I am noticing is itching. Just like spots itch all over my body and really bad on my scalp. It will cause a redness but no rash. I can deal with it if it is normal. Has anyone else experienced this in the beginning? Does it go away? Is it anything to worry about? It is kind of like the sensation of little bugs crawling on me and making me itch.
Thanks for any helpful reply, Kathy

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Old 10-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Lamictal and itching?

Welcome to the board.......

you should call your dr. right away.. that rash could be serious..

hugs, Caren... Bipolar 1

Old 10-20-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: Lamictal and itching?


From what you wrote, you don't seem to have a rash, just that itching. I had that when I started on Lamictal and a bit of it with each increase. It has gone away.
It might help to use lotion and conditioner (my scalp got dry, too). I even tried some Cortaid, and if you ask your doc, a temporary use of an antihistamine might help.
My pdoc prescribed an antihistamine specific for itching.

Lamictal is a great med. The itching will pass.


Old 10-25-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Lamictal and itching?

[I got the itch, but it tends to go away. I quit taking it the first time cause I didn't get any relief. But I also only went up to 100 mg. I am going up to 200 this time. But the slow increase takes forever. Let me know how much you take and if it is helping.

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