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    Old 09-04-2016, 09:52 AM   #1
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    Lamictal and Topamax withdrawl- anger and rage?

    I have been on Lamictal for treatment resistant depression after a bad episode of PPD for the last 4 years. After starting the Lamictal and having a hysterectomy, I began having daily headaches and terrible migraines (10-15/mo). I ended up having to go on Topamax for migraine prevention. We chalked the headaches up to hormonal changes from the hysterectomy, but after stumbling across info about Lamictal, I came to the conclusion that it was possibly the medication and not the hormones causing the headaches. I decided, with the consent of my GP, to wean off of Lamictal and immediately cut the dose in half. Viole! Headaches were greatly reduced! So, I began weaning from Topamax and it's nasty side effects also.
    I did not notice that over the couple of weeks that I was weaning that I was sinking into a depression and having severe irritability. Everything became blown out of proportion, I couldn't handle any stress without being reduced to a sobbing mess. The most concerning thing was the anger that I felt. I had a fight with my boyfriend and flew into a fit of rage- screaming, throwing things, slamming a door so hard I broke things on a wall, punching a window on my way out. I sat in my car and screamed and punched myself in the head. It was like I was insane. I have never had any kind of reaction to anything like this before and it was terrifying.
    Has anyone else had anger/rage with Topamax or Lamictal withdrawal?

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