Lamotrigine and diabetes

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I am currently taking Lamotrigine and Sertraline for Bipolar disorder. I have been experiencing terrible symptoms for a couple of months or so.
Haldol is a typical (older antipsychotic that is from Thorazine to Haldol) and has twice the potential of causing short term and long term movement disorders than the atypical antipsychotics (from Risperdal to Abilify, Fanapt and Saphris) but has less of a potential to create diabetes. Some people, especially people with a condition that has psychosis as part of it require an antipsychotic but you could discuss that concern with her psychiatrist.
I lost all feelings good and bad and just did not care about anything. I completely let myself and my house go! Only other med at that time was Wellbutrin (about 2 years) which keeps me awake but that is about all. Anyway - while taking Lexapro - I began having leg aches at night. Would awake around 3:00 am hurting. Now I'm on Lamictal 75 (seems to help some - but I am aching all over day and night (except no headache). Has anyone heard of this side effect in either med?
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Lamotrigine has recently been reported to be a useful treatment for some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or borderline personality disorder (BPD). Is lamotrigine useful for the treatment of acute depressed, manic and mixed states, and can it also be used to prevent future episodes of mania and/or depression? The initial use of lamotrigine was to treat people with depressed, manic and mixed states that did not respond to existing medications.
It would increase the potential for side effects that are class specific like metabolic disorder, and diabetes. I take Abilify and love it. It has made such a positive difference in my life. My friend though it was a horrible drug for her. Depends on what your body needs I guess. I would be tempted to look into a pure mood stabilizer like lamotrigine which is supposed to be good for bipolar depression, and it plays well with Seroquel.
Latuda should be weight neutral, and I think Geodon tends to be pretty good in that department.. Lamotrigine definitely is (unless you're REALLY special). I think most of the anticonvulsants are, with depakote being the exception rather than the rule. I think some people take metformin (a diabetes drug) with atypical antipsychotics, and it might help with the weight gain. I think it's an off label use though. Abilify is weight neutral for most people though.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
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did blood tests and also had nothing to offer. I take Levothyroxin, Lamotrigine, and Protonix. They could not conclusively tell me if any of those could cause hair loss in the pattern I'm experiencing. Now, 3 months later, hair continues to fall out in phases. My scalp redness is gone, except in little intermittent patches of redness. It will slow, then all of a sudden it gets worse.
) 2 yr back, who diagnosed Bipolar disorder and prescribed you Citalopram and Lamotrigine. Third day you found your ears (both) were ringing. You were asked to stop the medication. The ringing hasn't subsided as yet. You have been to ENT specialists and treatment towards this was not effective. The ringing may or may not have been caused by the medicines, difficult to say. One would expect it to subside once the medicines were stopped, that too after only 3 days of use.
What other mood stabilizers are there I've tried two others which disagreed with my body I was on Lamotrigine and broke out in a rash so I am alergic to it and back in 1998 I was on Depakote it was a big pink pill I remember it because I threw it up again a lot of times so that one disagrees with me too
Most of the antipsychotics will have the same weight gain effects, and have more long term effects like metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It may also just be the dosage is too high. Sometimes even a little bit less of a dose will lessen the flattening without wrecking the clinical aspects. It also wouldn't hurt to add Omega Oils to the mix. I take 2000mg a day and really notice a difference. I take Jameson ones. 6 capsules a day.
The two options they have given me are 1-Lamotrigine and 2-Quetiapine. I would love to hear from anyone who is on either of these and see would you recommend either of them an is there any side effects taking them?
I personally take an antipsychotic because for me the effects outweigh the potential issues. I also take lamotrigine and it just wasn't enough to control my symptoms. I just think you should be informed going in that the antipsychotics can pack a pretty heavy punch in the side effect department, but the also work wonder if you are psychotic. I can go outside at night without being scared out of my mind - couldn't do that before.
The issue with the brain shrinking is unproven and is controversial and may not exist. The concerns about weight gain and diabetes are realistic, cardiovascular concerns depends on the specific medication and short term and long term movement disorders are another standard concern. All of this information is on the medication website and you could discuss it with your psychiatrist.
You need to need to rule out adrenal fatigue syndrome, low thyroid function, impaired glucose uptake in the brain/insulin resistance/diabetes 3, lymes disease, pathogenic mycoplasma infection and co-infections. Conventional medicine does not and cannot address these properly due to adhesion to "protocol" and " established" medical practices You probably need to consult with a good naturopathic doctor, knowledgeable in these.
I have been on this medication for over 9 years and I am sick of going on and off of it because of the hair loss and bad side effects that it has, and I also cannot take my birth control pills on this pill or get pregnant in the future.
Don't know why, she was doing great on it.. Little by little she started acting strange and my son and her started having problems.. She was telling him allot of hurtful things but he loves her and stood by her. She always spent the weekends here in my home with my son. The last Sunday she spent here she told my son she did not want to be with him anymore they were engaged and she gave him back the rings and took all her belongings. My son dropped her off he was very sad..
I have been on lamotrigine for abt 18 months...I have chronic depression and all the SSRI's I've tried only work for a short while...this one seems to keep me from getting depressed. However I too have been noticing my memory becoming really bad! I have always been proud of my good spelling skills...now I need spell ck. and I need lists around the house to remind me to do simple things!! I am 59 and no this isn't alzheimers (I know the diff)...but none the less concerning to me!!
TIGER, Well, the quick answer is since your regular doc said your foot pulse was okay, we can sort of rule out a blood vessel sort of problem, like the kind that can be caused by diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy. However, your PCOS CAN cause diabetes and various blood issues. See, it's important that it's not anything to do with poor circulation in blood vessels. But that's ruled out, tho, for now.
In addition I have had epilepsy since 17 with generalized seizures - have been zeizure free 2,5 years on Lamictal (lamotrigine 500mg/day and Rivotril (clonazepam) 4mg/day. On top of that I have bipolar 2, treated well with Seroquel 650mg/day (quetiapin) in addition to Lamictal. (D**n, I feel like a hypochondriac listing up all this...) But to the current concern. At june 23d I had a headache attack that SCARED me. I was on the phone, and suddenly I noticed onset of unilateral headache.
 I discovered that the numbing affect, and other side affects like weight gain, and acid reflux was something I don't like at all. I want to be natural, and healthy. I am concerned with the diabetes threat also. I was hoping to transcend medications; and only do vitamins, good diet, exercise, etc..  Questions:  1) How long does my brain take to feel emotions again after I stop this medication ?
Unlike Abilify it has no risk for tardive dyskinesia and diabetes. However, if a person has bipolar with psychotic features, they need an antipsychotic as well. Make sure to find out what your diagnosis is. Otherwise when you get started you should know Lamictal will take months to titrate to an effective dose (it must be raised 25 mg. per week by FDA law) because of the rare risk of Stephen's Johnson Syndrome (the rash). That occurs in 1 in a thousand people.
I have my son full time and I am back to work full time. However, I don't feel like MYSELF! I feel kind of zombied out: I never feel really excited anymore, I feel kind of dull in my head and I feel like an asexual blob. ( I didn't mention I have put on 30 lb since getting out of the hospital). My doctor has told me I will need to be on these meds for the rest of my life. I am so glad to be well, but I feel like these meds are a sentence of some sort.
As to mental blunting and Lamictal - memory and cognitive problems are listed as side effects of Lamotrigine and that's mental blunting. In other words its just the same as all of the drugs and in reality if you study how they work the Atypicals can all cause it to happen by the nature of their mechanism. That doesnt mean that you will get it or the next person - remember some of these symptoms only affect 1 in 100'000 people.
It leads to additional medications, often including antipsychotic drugs like Zyprexa and Risperdal that can cause lethal diabetes and pancreatitis, and tardive dyskinesia, a potentially disfiguring and disabling neurological disorder characterized by bizarre-looking abnormal movements." You can read the entire interview by googling Dr. Breggin and reading about his publications, credentials, etc. He has an impressive resume.
The issue with these is that there really aren't any good studies out there with them and pregnancy, so we just don't know. They also have a risk of causing diabetes and weight gain, and can increase the chances of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). The problem with first generation APs is that they're a bit more likely to cause movement disorders, although the risk is pretty low overall. They're less likely than the atypicals to cause weight gain, so it's a trade-off.
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