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Old 12-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Question Lamictal heartburn and stomach pain?

Im currently on 150 mg of lamictal and have been experiencing severe stomach pain and heartburn since taking it.. I have spoken to my dr. He said it has nothing to do and ignored it ..saw another doctor and said to stop taking it asap. So i didn't take the lamictal today. Has anyone else been experiencing these kind of stomach pains and chest heartburn sensations? Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: Lamictal heartburn and stomach pain?

Yea I also have heartburn and pain, and I'm on lemictal but I don't know of its related

Old 01-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Re: Lamictal heartburn and stomach pain?

I am on day 3 of Lamictal and I am having issues with my stomach as well...not pains but I can't seem to keep any food in my system.

Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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Re: Lamictal heartburn and stomach pain?

Yes, it could be lamictal. I had that too, went off it and feel better

Old 07-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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Re: Lamictal heartburn and stomach pain?

I know this is an old thread but I would like to weigh in. I have been on Lamictal for years now (and abilify and trazadone). I have severe heartburn and GERD and recently I have had two endoscopies done. Surgery is being discussed to fix my problems. The endoscopy shows severe irritation of the esophagus, stomach and lower intestine. I even have light bleeding from spots in the stomach (I forget what the doctor called them). My GI thinks my meds are causing these problems. I recently looked up all 3 meds I am on and it appears that GI problems are a side effect including irritation of the GI tract and heartburn. Facing surgery, I have decided to go off my meds. I called my pdoc and left a message for him to call me back to discuss how to taper off the meds. But I have already stopped taking the trazadone (which I took for sleep) and believe it or not I am sleeping ok without it. I have lowered my abilify and the lamictal and I am still feeling ok.

I am hoping that coming off these meds all together will help heal my GI tract and digestive problems. I am just hoping I donít fall into any depression or manic episodes. But the worst case scenario is I have to go back on them (donít think that is an option) or I have to start taking something else. I would prefer to be med free (except the xanax I take, I want to continue that). I am a little nervous to discuss with my doc as I am sure he wonít approve but I have to take charge of my body. I know the side effects I am feeling and they are just getting worse.

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