Cymbalta and lamictal

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is the lowest effective dose of Lamictal and it should take some time for you to see the effectiveness of it. Two of the medications (Cymbalta, Geodon) you are taking can commonly (especially Geodon) cause extra pyramidal side effects (temporary movement disorders) such as akathesia which can be treated with a side effect pill. I had that problem with Lamictal but with that it is a statistically rare adverse side effect. If you are feeling any cognitive confusion that should go away in time.
I have been on Lamictal and Cymbalta for some time. I was taking 100mg of the Lamictal, but was recently increased to 200mg. I asked to be taken off the Cymbalta because I thought I was having a bad side effect from it....profuse sweating! But it hasn't stopped. I am active and go to the gym on a regular basis and it's just plain embarrassing having sweat pouring off my head & body. It also smells like ammonia. I am ruining a lot of my clothes and it's maddening.
I think what's going on is you haven't built up to a clinical dose and you are still experiencing mania. That's typical and it will take a while. Don't confuse that for Lamictal worsening mania. If at a full dose the mania starts to get worse speak to your psychiatrist about it then. Remember Lamictal is a first line FDA approved mood stabilizer.
I'm on Cymbalta for moodswings and fibro. Someone posted that they were on Cymbalta and Lamactil and it worked well. Cant find the post. Anyone taking this combination and does it work.
I'm currently on 100 mg of Lamictal, but he doesn't want to increase that until I'm off the Cymbalta. It's my second day at a lower dose (30 mg to 20 mg) and I already can feel it! I really didn't expect to notice a difference with only 10 mg less. I just am anxious, on edge and overall blah feeling. Anyone else have this experience coming off?
Anyway, I was sitting at my computer and glanced over and saw those information sheets the pharmacy gives you so I started reading the side effects portion of them. Well, for the Cymbalta, I saw that they can cause severe and persistent headaches. My question is, has anyone ever experienced this? Also, I've been on Cymbalta for a long while, could the side effect manisfest itself now?
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I had extra pyramidal side effects from Lamictal that included motor restlessness and this was treated with a side effect pill but that was an extremely rare side effect statistically but it is within clinical potential. Geodon of course could do that easily and that could be treated with a side effect pill as well but if it started directly with raising the Lamictal you could ask about that. That information is on the medication website.
Switching from Cymbalta to Lamictal. All was fine until stopped taking Cymbalta. Terrible shut down in neuro transmitters. Rash under breasts began. Went away. Rash over chest and back of neck. Now being treated with Fluconazole, Lotrimin and Steroids for break out. Horrible withdrawal from Cymbalta. Don't know if rash is associated with which drug. Doc doesn't know either. Am trying to get up to 200 mg. of Lamictal, as depression isn't being covered by it.
I had nothing funny to say and was a bump on the log. But my mood swings and depression were worsening from cymbalta. So i decided to return to limicthol.
This summer I decided that I could no longer handle the side effects from Seroquel and so I went off of it. I have been on Lamictal for over 3 years (alone for about 2 months now) and things have been going pretty well. Lots of people do really well on Lamictal. Good luck!
I'm currently taking Depakote, Geodon, Cymbalta and trying to taper off from my Lamictal. Has anyone had really good luck with any other antidepressants or other medsin relation to these other drugs? I've been on the Cymbalta for 3 years now, the Depakote for 17, Lamictal for 1 year, and the Geodon since August. I'm confused at to what's working as I'm not feeling any better. Sure, I make it through the day, but I'm a good actress. Inside, I'm feel like I'm fighting a losing battle.
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Med: Lamictal 50mg 2/day for almost a year and thought I was back in the "normal" world, had setback and doubled lamictal to 100mg 2/day. Rashes started and he added cymbalta wich helped the hives then. Current symptoms: Hives on arms and on my face. Current gross symptoms: Sores unbelievabley pop up in mouth, the skin tags on bottom of tounge then on top, then sores travelled to throat (HURT).
I was on lamictal and ativan at the same time - I was okay until my son was murderedin 1/05 - and then it seemed like nothing helped - suffered from PTSD so I was going from one med to the other - however doctor kept me on lamictal than I switched doctors and the new one put me on 400 mgs of lamictal and that's when my problems started I got bad rash and once you get a rash from lamictal you can't go back on it - however I was okay under regular dose of 200 mgs - also had problems when dr pulled
It has been over a week and a half since I took myself off lamictal, I went from 100mg to cold-turkey. I've had very bad insomnia, anxiety, stress, irritability, lethargy, head feels weird. Mood is going up and down. Im not giving up though. I want to be off this medication, done and good. I also have a slight cold. I think its due to the lack of sleep and the things I need done. This is the last two weeks of school left and its pretty tough, withdrawing and everything.
If your in need of an SNRI, then I must suggest either Effexor or Pristiq. IMO Cymbalta is the most over rated AD on the market and in talking to tons of former Cymbalta users they report the same negitive effect you are having. Some (very few) do OK on it, but I seriously question this drug as I have seen so many people (including me) fail on it. In fact one persons screen name on this forum is "CymbaltaHurts.
Anyway, thanks to all who shared their first-hand experiences. I have stopped SSRIs three times and Lamictal twice. The SSRIs were worse for me. The Lamictal withdrawal was just a bad, funny feeling - kinda like the feeling I get sometimes anyway. Like I've got restless legs syndrome in my whole body and am coming out of my skin. My teeth and tongue felt funny - like they were hollow. It was bizarre and uncomfortable, but not painful and or frightening.
Hi i am also taking 90mg of cymbalta with lamictal amd adderal. Cymbalta is great except when i miss doses then my mood snd behavior is out of control. I dont miss purposely. Now my doc and myself feel i am having hormonal issues bc every month i rage and cant stop myself and dont remember for what. I have begun to use app to track periods and i am more aware mow.
previously was on lamictal 400 mgs and cymbalta 60 mgs and broke out in severe rash and had to be rushed to hospital - where I was taken off both drugs.
What are the effects of taking 75mg of Effexor XR, 100mg of Lamictal and 1.5mg of klonopin in the evening, plus Lunesta for sleep? How is this affecting my brain and liver? I have Bipolar 2 with mixed episodes plus generalized anxiety disorder and have been hospitalized twice in the past 10 years for severe depressive episodes.
Cymbalta, Abilify, Wellbutrin, Lithobid, Lamictal, Tamazapan and thyroid meds Levoxyl and Cytomel. Oh, I forgot, we added Adderall XR for my ADD. It is hard to manage refills with insurance coverage, etc. You probably know the drill. I'm fed up with it all. My crying has stopped but I still want to stay in a bed in a corner all day long and not talk to anyone. I ran out of my Abilify and just stopped it cold turkey four days ago. I'm wondering if that will cause problems.
I have been on 200 mg Zoloft, 200 mg lamictal, wellbutrin and 3 mg Xanax daily for 3 years. before welbutrin I was on abilify and it worked very well but it was unaffordable so doc changed it to welbutrin , which I never thought worked. I started feeling down and anxious and asked the dr to change me back to abilify since I had new ins that will cover it . Instead she weaned me off the Zoloft in only 9 days with instructions to start pristiq 50 mg daily after the nine days.
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