Lamictal and hallucinations

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But I was on that before and it gave me very scary and intense hallucinations So I want to stay away from that. And I have Xanax. But I took that last night and still had trouble falling asleep....
I have taken resperital and numerous of other meds. right now I am on seroquel, Effexor, Clonazepam, and Lamictal. The Lamictal is for the seizures and bipolar. I have better days then I use to but it is still pretty bad. I feel it is important to have the relationship with your Dr if you want to stop a medicine. It could be harmfull just to stop it all at once. I know about weight gain I have gained all most 100 lbs. Please be carefull.
Dietary deficiencies of magnesium, coupled with excess calcium and stress may cause many cases of other related symptoms including agitation, anxiety, irritability, confusion, asthenia, sleeplessness, headache, delirium, hallucinations and hyperexcitability, with each of these having been previously documented.
I am currently taking Geodon, Cymbalta, Lamictal and Geodon. Recently I've had times when I've seen things that weren't what they really were. I'm wondering if this is psychosis. They're not like hallucinations, just sort of like I'm in a fog, not with it. I also have trouble with my understanding when someone is saying something to me, like a delayed reaction, feeling kind of slow. I really wonder if I need both mood stablizers. I've been fighting this for 3 years.
A short time after going on Toprol for heart arrhythmias I began having mild seizures (temporal lobe) and hallucinations., since the arrhythmias are now gone I no longer take the Toprol. The hallucinations eventually stopped after getting off the Toprol. My Neurologist started me on Lamictal for the seizures, which, as mentioned ,didn't begin until shortly after I began taking Toprol. Prior to taking Toprol I had never had a seizure.
Only after many suicide attempts and hallucinations did we find out all the antidepressants and antipsychotics, and anti seizure meds including all the ones you are taking I was on were causing it! I was taking about 14 pills a day when they cut me off most of them because of my heart. It was a blessing in disguise. The only med I take now is Lamictal 400 mg a day (it has to be built up slowly) It's one you haven't mentioned which kind of amazes me.
after taking paxil, i experienced my first mixed episode (which including massive amounts of energy, hallucinations, and coginitve problems). i am in the midst of another one--- not sure why (racing racing thoughts about terrible things and risk taking behavior)--- i am on lithium (900 mg) and tegretol (40 Mg) and they are not helping me. i cannot take anti-psychotics-- they cause a type of "explosion" inside my head.
After another cardiologist took me off the Toprol the hallucinations eventually stopped, and the arrhythmias no longer exist. However, during the time I was on Toprol I began taking Lamictal for the seizures, though the prescribing neurologist could find no cause for them. It wasn't until sometime later that I began to wonder if perhaps the seizures, like the hallucinations, were caused by the Toprol and no longer exist.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
I can't remember what meds you are taking but in my case it doesn't matter anyway. I am on the highest dose of Lamictal you can take and 600 mg of Seroquel and I still cycle more than most.
He did not see me when I had 3 SEVERELY psychotic episodes all within about two years before I finally was put on an antipsychotic Zyprexa 7 to 8 years ago which worked like a charm. However, I am now on Abilify at 45 mg. and Lamictal 100mg. for now. I am curious as to why he seems to be so insistent about the ADD because every other doctor I have ever been to has without a doubt diagnosed me with schizophrenia.
I gave Keppra a fair chance (6 weeks) and it's not for me (or my poor husband). He switched me to Lamictal which is also used to stabilize mood swings in people with Bipolar I. After reading that I felt pretty relieved. It's going to be a Happy New Year for me in 2009! I recommend switching. I can't imagine how a child must feel on this medicine. She really can't help herself. KixNgo - I loved dilantin. It was wonderful. I wish I could take that again.
I'm on Cymbalta for depression, a combination of lamictal and litium to stabalize, trazadone and sometimes ambien to try and sleep. The high's are less high and low's less low. Alot of the time i just feel "numb". the suicidal thoughts are still there as they have been for over the last 20 years...but the feeling/need to act on them are very rare.
Anxiety, depression and addiction are terrible condtions. They are very real and can be very debilitating. I would like to share my story of in hopes that it may inspire or offer hope to those who feel hopeless in their fight against mental illness or substance abuse. I hope it helps someone out there. Please respond with questions or comments. Feel free to PM as well if you are more comfortable with that. Thanks.
That will be discussed and put in writing and notarized by family members. But I did agree perhaps my approach was too antagonistic so in discussing things with the family I took the lead in setting up a meeting at an IL center so that the need for a home attendant could be presented to my grandmother in a positive manner. It had not been presented to her that way before.
I am on Wellbutrin, Effexor, Provigial, Neurontin and Lamictal. MD finally got these meds and they have symptoms some. Man those night sweets, nightmares, confusion, concentration, memory loss have me wondering if I have Alzehimer's (sp) .My disease has resulted in me being disabled and unable yo work. Filed for SSA Disability. Probably will deny. I was forgetting things at work. Also getting further and further behind in my paperwork. Lost my job. See, I am a nurse (RN ).
I think my pdoc is trying to cover all bases as she has me on cymbalta, seroquel xr, lamictal and lithium. I just don't sleep on a normal basis and seroquel didn't change that, but seroquel xr at first was great! helped my mood and let me sleep. Now...I'm getting depressed again with hallucinations, am gaining alot of weight and can't wake up for many hours in the morning. I was at the upper limit of Cymbalta before and it wasn't bad at all cutting over from cymbalta to seroquel.
I have to work very closely with my psychopharmocologist and neurologist (who is a movement disorders specialist). That doesn't make me different from you. Actually it makes me quite the same.
And the one I put as the photo. The perceptual hallucinations are in black and white. There's something vague, distant and depressive about them. As in "Awakenings". Parkinsonian depression. Or in my case "tardive psychotic depression". But why did the dissociation "morph" from the Victorian era to the Great Depression. Well there certainly is a psychological element of them. And there is perhaps a psychiatric element to a minor extent.
Feel free to PM as well if you are more comfortable with that. Thanks. I have struggled on and off with anxiety and depression for most of my life. Up until I was about 19 I was able to hide my anxiety and at that point my depression was not too bad. During my sophmore year of college the anxiety developed into panic attacks. My first panic attack landed me in the ER...I thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. (I know many have been there...and even though the Dr.
Feel free to PM as well if you are more comfortable with that. Thanks. I have struggled on and off with anxiety and depression for most of my life. Up until I was about 19 I was able to hide my anxiety and at that point my depression was not too bad. During my sophmore year of college the anxiety developed into panic attacks. My first panic attack landed me in the ER...I thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. (I know many have been there...and even though the Dr.
I went and saw my doctor last week and he said he probably have to send me to see a new doctor I have no clue what he means.. does anyone know?So I am on Lamictal XR 600mg he said it can go up to 800 mg makes me a zombie etc and hate it and he said I might have to live with the smell.. I can't go out cause I think other ppl can smell what I smell..What can it be where I keep smelling this nasty smell it goes away for a week then comes back? Do ppl smell this all the time? Does it ever go away?
Needless to mention that sunlight exposure and sugar variations will not cause hallucinations and hearing voices in your head :) If risperadol works for you, you should continue taking it. It sounds like your main problem currently is falling asleep and staying asleep, and afterwards waking up on time. If that's the case you can add something at night for sleeping. Valium might be a bit too strong, so you might want to try something like ativan (lorazepam) first.
Feel free to PM as well if you are more comfortable with that. Thanks. I have struggled on and off with anxiety and depression for most of my life. Up until I was about 19 I was able to hide my anxiety and at that point my depression was not too bad. During my sophmore year of college the anxiety developed into panic attacks. My first panic attack landed me in the ER...I thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. (I know many have been there...and even though the Dr.
Of course, I knew mixing alcohol and any meds is a bad idea, but only after doing that did I research and find out just how dangerous mixing alcohol and benzos is. ...I feel invincible and very stupid at the same time. Won't mix those two again.
This is the closest I've come to recovery from tardive psychosis. I've had it for 10 years, most of the time, it was not known by anyone. Including science. There were sporadic case studies of this "hypothetical condition" and one that said "tardive psychosis is the hardest form of psychosis to treat". Let's change that to "was". It CAN be treated. And identified. But how did it start?
In October, I was having a series of anxiety attacks, and the symptoms returned. My psychatrist put me on the 2.5mg of Zyprexa, and the anxiety and worst of the visuals stopped. However, almost everyday since, I've had minor visuals. In these instances, I will see small and quick streaks of objects, most often in my periphery. My psychatrist says this is atypical for bipolar disorder, but he also said it was atypical for a neurological disorder.
I have had attacks during EEG's and they show that I am still awake. Also, my blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature go up. I was previously diagnosed with Conversion Disorder, a psychological condition where a patient presents with physical symptoms, but there is no physical reason for the symptom; it's triggered by extreme emotional stress.
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