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I Take Lamictal

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    Lamictal For Bipolar While Pregnant/Nursing

    I was diagnosed with bipolar right before this pregnancy (good timing, right?). The only medication I'd tried before that was Symbyax, which didn't seem to help at all and may have made things worse. Its hard to tell because I was in a crazy spiral at the time, and my anxiety and...
    CrazinessAnonymous CrazinessAnonymous 26-30, F Aug 16, 2012

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    So Far So Good.

    I have been taking for about a year. So far it has been working well which is very good for me. I have read some horror stories and many that I have read have been at dosages of 200mg or more. Today the dosage was raised so I am a little nervous right now. I know it should...
    jlocke87 jlocke87 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    RELIEF At Last For Bi-polar/depression

    I take lamictal for my mood disorder.  It made a huge difference in my life.  It is the difference in getting up and the morning - like normal people - without a horrible struggle and sleeping until 12:00 noon - even though I was suppose to work - but just couldnt get...
    PDTexas PDTexas 41-45 4 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Started Lamictal. Had to quit smoking herb.

    Sucks but I prefer to be stable than smoking my evening joint with a side of netflix... Although I'm itching for it now.
    sunafterstorm sunafterstorm 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    One of the best mood stabilizers

    for bipolar disorder! Weight neutral and no negative side effects.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    I've been on lamictal

    since about September. Although it has made me "stable" I also have felt a lot of side effects. When I first began taking it I was lethargic, lazy and always had headaches. I got up to 200mg. I recently started tapering off it because I felt like the side effects, including...
    manicvelvet manicvelvet 26-30, F May 21, 2014

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    I've been taking 25mg of Lamictal

    for almost a month now and it's working really good from what I can tell,At first my moods were all over the place since that was the first type of medication I had been on,I still have nightmares when I sleep and I had been on Prozac about a week ago but that gave me a headache...
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87 26-30, T Jul 8, 2014

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    Nearly three years ago I fell into a major

    depression. I was in my first year of university and living alone in a new city. I was initially put onto Cipralex 25mg and when that did not work I was put onto Lamictin in conjunction with the Cipralex. I started on 75mg then built up to 100mg. 6 months later I was diagnosed...
    Arabella21 Arabella21 22-25 Mar 11, 2014

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    I Like Lamictal A Lot

    this medication is the **** it got away o my HPPD which causes hallucinations that bother!
    mikeogk mikeogk 18-21 May 9, 2012

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    I've taken lamictal for the last 3 years

    for my mood swings. I just recently found out that lamictal can cause water retention and edema in the face and body. Well, my face has been swollen since I've been in it and I've gone to specialists and doctor's who had no clue why my face was swollen. They thought I had...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F May 30

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    I've taken lamictal for the last 3 years

    for my mood swings. I just recently found out that lamictal can cause water retention and edema in the face and body. Well, my face has been swollen since I've been in it and I've gone to specialists and doctor's who had no clue why my face was swollen. They thought I had...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F May 30

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    Unless I take it, I don't want others taking my photo, it makes me look more unflattering than I already am, at least if I take it, it makes me look a little better! aha.
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    despite all the pix I do take....I really do not like having my picture taken. sometimes me taking an obsessive amount of pics is my way of getting over the fact that I don't like...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 21

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    I'm taken by Merx720 don't hit on him or me cause we're both pretty freaking strong and I love him.
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    I will make you regret not wanting to ask me out. All of you invisibles that I once thought could fill my voids. I will grow stronger and more beautiful by hard work and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    If they don't then the boys would take over. And if that happens we'll it actually has already happened that but it's not just boys who are cruel and reckless girls can also be...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Here is another article from the archives of Christian Home: ROLE MODELS FOR BOYS The male supremacists are at it again. This time their target is single mothers. Their...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I can't take a compliment, but I've learned to just smile and say thank you. I was constantly told I wasn't good enough as a kid, after a while you really start to believe the...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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    i take pictures, i don't send them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    i just cant take anymore pain in my life i just cant
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    Cold showers are the best thing ever especially after an intense workout but I always take cold showers #Gabbyfunfact
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    It is a shame when a woman is taken advantage of. Woman was created to enhance not be token down by a man. I really try to avoid being used. It is bad enough what could happen...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I am usually predictable but every once in a while I get an off the wall idea. I will list some of them: I would like to learn Kung Fu I would like to learn to ***** and be...
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    I have pictures on my profile, that I haven't taken myself, but friends shared with me, don't worry, I am not showing their faces.
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    I dont like having any phone facing me at all just because I think someone's trying to take a pic of me. Thats how little I like pictures. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    yes, I have two pieces of jewelry I never take off one is a cross that my godfather gave me & the other is a gold horseshoe chain that close friends gave me for my birthday couple...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Aug 12

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    First trip to California...absolutely gorgeous scenery! Had to take a few pics. Granted, not the best...but they'll do for meLaguna BeachMission San Juan Capistrano
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I have a Celtic Cross necklace (Cross of the scriptures) that I never take off. It's the only Protestant cross in Ireland.
    AmbellinaPrise AmbellinaPrise 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    MY PRECIOUS. .. I take care of my Granny. She gave me a pretty silver ring and I just love it..it's a thin ring that is comfortable the to wear.
    moonstar312 moonstar312 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    "She tried to stay strong, but the pain was too much. A smile, so lovely, you wouldn't believe it was fake. The pressure to be perfect was just too much to take. Behind her happy...
    Ana104 Ana104 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am a bipolar type II and not too extreme in the highs. I quit taking meds in 1975 and have not taken any since then. This is not for most especially type I where you need...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I never take off my wedding band, but I also never take off a rubber bracelet that says "Imagine the Possibilities." It was my uncle's and he wore it when he was battling leukemia...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 Aug 10

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    I take relationships seriously but what happens when she's way more serious than you. As in ready for marriage. I tried to tell her that I am not for matrimonial ceremonies but you...
    biodegradable biodegradable 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have a 14K gold bracelet my grandpa gave to me before he died. I haven't taken it off since. Also I have an anlet I got on a trip from a pastor because she was excited we ame to...
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    I'm really sensitive. I get emotionally attached to men too quickly and too easily. And I don't even know why. Everytime someone puts me down, the only word that comes to my mind...
    evewalter evewalter 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I don´t really like it getting taken rectally, but my parents and doctor say it´s the best way and there is no arguing with them about it. That´s the way it´s always done.
    shirashayna shirashayna 13-15, F Aug 10