Lamictal and lexapro combination

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Avatar n tn The combination of Effexor XR and Lexapro have save my life. I am sorry to hear about all your issues.
Avatar n tn Effexor works for my anxiety/depression, but I don't like the sexual side effects. Lamictal, though, seems to only be approved for treating bipolar disorder and epilepsy. I have never been diagnosed with bipolar disorder nor do I have epilepsy. Is my psychiatrist really going out on a limb prescribing Lamictal for anxiety/depression?
Avatar n tn I currently am on Lamictal and Wellbutrin and have not experienced hair loss. However, a couple of years ago I was on a variety of medications including Zoloft, Xanax, Trazadone and Clonapin and noticed the hair loss. I went from having thick hair to very thin and brittle. My hair is finally starting to thicken up. Has your doctor said anything about the combination of medication that you may be taking? Best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement. I am on 200 mg Lamictal plus 20 mg Lexapro. With that combination I feel a lot better. So glad I stopped the Seroquel and Depakote. The meditation sounds like a good idea for the anxiety -- I still feel that way sometimes but try to put those thoughts out of my mind. Good luck to you also!
Avatar n tn I was on lexapro 10 for a 4 months and 20 mg for 4 months and then i went back to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 1/4 of that for 2 weeks, then i stopped... now i get head rush or fainty spells like i am about to pass out...just for a second. it seems its worse when i am sleepy or haven't eaten. Is this normal? Will this stop?
Avatar f tn I have seen lithium and lamictal which to me makes more sense, but tegretol and lamictal say i find strange yet i saw it. This proves simply that drugs are trial and error and it takes sometimes months if not years to find a good combo. The proof is that if the same patient consults 2 pdocs he will find them writing different options.
1190024 tn?1264692022 I am taking 450 mg Wellbutrin with 40 mg. Lexapro and 10 mg. Abilify and I don't seem to have any particular side effects from the combination. I also take Zonegran, an anti-seizure drug that is used to treat neuropathic pain. My doctor gave me Xanax to take as needed, knowing the mixture that I already had. There doesn't seem to be a problem with that, either.
Avatar n tn The med company that comes out with an effective antidepressant that does not cause weight gain or ED will probably make billions. I am currently taking Pristiq and lamictal and my sex drive has hit an all time low. So tell me how does that Cialis work?
Avatar n tn After a length of time and MANY doctors visits, I started taking Lexapro and I've been on it ever since. Over the past few months I've been experiencing mood swings, anxiety, etc. so I decided to try something new. My doctor suggested Wellbutrin so for the past few weeks, I've been in the transition. I have felt ABSOLUTELY horrible-like I did back when all this first started. I have had 2 major panic attacks-I haven't had those in years!!
Avatar m tn I am on 200mg Lamictal and 20mg Lexapro. When I was on Lamictal and Seroquel, I asked the doc to take me off the seroquel because I gained 30 lbs. in 2 months, it made me very tired all the time, and my hair started to fall out. The Lamictal/Lexapro combination seems to work best for me.
Avatar n tn I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY LEXAPRO CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN, BUT IT DOES I DONT CARE WHAT THE DOCS SAY ABOUT IT NOT CAUSING WEIGHT GAIN, THEY ARE LYING! I HAVE BEEN ON 20 MG. FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW AND HAVE GAINED 15 POUNDS, I WAS "MAINTAINING CHUBBY" BEFORE LEXAPRO AND NOW I'M JUST STRAIGHT UP FAT. I AM NOW ON 1O MG. AND I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER, A FEW WITHDRWAL SYPMTOMS, NOT BAD THOUGH. I TRIED TAKING 10 MG.
2176476 tn?1338608899 I am currently taking Risperdal, Lamictal, Lithium, and Lexapro. I was on Seroquel XR for quite sometime, but switched back to Risperdal because 1) it is a heck of a lot cheaper, and 2) it really worked well for me, even better than Seroquel. I believe in the fact that medications work quite differently for everyone. I personally have not had any issues with my current combination.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with BP II with more noticeable depression as well. I'm actually on a combo of Wellbutrin/Abilfy and it's the PERFECT combo for me. I was on lamictal and it made me crazy and had awful side effects. I've never taken Prozac or Lithium, as I've found a combo that works for me. I take 250mg Wellbutrin twice a day and 15mg of Abilify. I also take an anti-anxiety med and sleeping pills as needed.
Avatar f tn combination of medications for someone who needs to suppress menstrual periods and is also taking Lexapro and Lamictal for Major Depression with Bipolar 2 ? My daughter tried taking Yasmin continually (not taking the "fake" week of pills for 3 months) but experiences almost daily cramping, hot and cold flashes, nausea. The gyne was stumped as to which BC pill would be best, as Yasmin is for the PMDD, but causes the side effects for her.
574118 tn?1305138884 ) then AD (SSRI, Tricyclics,...) then AP (typical and atypical) then AC (lamictal, depakine, tegretol, topamax,...) then lithium. So so long i am in the lower end it's better with the side effects, each time i cross to an upper level i run the risk of more side effects. So i was happy with my meds fooling myself of course and suffering much until yesterday i couldn't take it any more. The guy seems very convincing.
Avatar f tn I use to be the best speller and can't think of how to spell simple words. I get frustrated. I'm on depakote, Lamictal 100mg, Lexapro, and amitriptyline for pain from my fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I saw my dr yesterday and he switched me to effexor in a hopes to boost my mood and increase my sex drive which went bye bye with the lexapro. I have been reading a lot of stuff about effexor and similar drugs and now I am really second guessing my dr's choice. I suffer from anxiety, depression, and ADD like symptoms. I just want to be normal again and enjoy my husband (who adores me) and my kids and friends.
Avatar m tn You doctor has approved it and the Lexapro dosage is very small, so I can't see why that combination would be an issue as long as you can tolerate it.
Avatar n tn (I have also been on Lamictal, with the other, started at the end of taking Lexapro and then been on it since). I got off of Celexa and feel terrible. I am still on the Lamictal and recently upped it but it has not helped with my "feelings". I still feel terrible (as I have been crying for hour and half straight right now). My doctor gave me a prescription for Wellbutrin. I am nervous about using it. Scared it wont work like Celexa did and I'm afraid of gaining more weight.
1684282 tn?1505701570 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?
607502 tn?1288251140 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.
Avatar f tn Since Wellbutin, Lamictal and Topaxax all have the same side effects of anxiety,hyperactivity,insomnia, mood swings why use them to treat a manic episode, especially a severe one? My Psych. has me on all three, plus Klonopin, am not getting anybetter and refuse to take anti-psychotic meds.
Avatar m tn About 4 years ago I was going through a tough time - a breakup of a 4 year relationship. Until that point, I was not a real emotional type of person. I had a demanding job and was going through the breakup. I found myself going through crying fits - VERY out of the norm for me. For the first time in my life started to ask myself if there was something wrong with me. I went to see my family doctor about the situation. I was "diagnosed" with depression and put on Wellbutrin and Lexapro.
Avatar n tn I tried Lamictal but it made me literally stupid and gave me horrible acne, then I tried Depakote but it made me like the living dead I was miserable and tired and I gained 20lbs and started losing my hair (i didnt appreciate that), currently I'm on trileptal which is great because my hair came back and my depakote weight went away but i dont think it is getting rid of my seizures so its basically useless, so now I am slowly adding topamax to my regime!
Avatar n tn Finally they put me on klonopin 1 mg. 3x daily, 20mg. of lexapro, and 50mg. of lamictal. Well that was great for some time but im now in the stage where im getting ready to start nursing school and the out of body feelings are still there off and on. I meditate, i am active and healthy physically from surfing skating and working out, but i just cant take this crazy mind f@#k that has made me so paranoid and ocd mentally with thinking am i crazy or will this go away or its gone no now its back.
Avatar n tn I was already having problems with aniexty and depression. At the same time I was taking Lexapro. I thought Yaz was great because it was the only pill that i had taken that didn't make me nauseous or cause headache. BUT after not being on any birth control or any Lexapro for the last six months I decided it was time to try thie pills again. I started taking Yaz again at the end of Febuary. I did notice swollen breasts and some spotting after i missed a couple pills. No big deal.
Avatar n tn in 2 months on Depakote and Seroquel. Am now on 200mg Lamictal and 20mg Lexapro and have lost 17 lbs. in 2 months. And the new drugs are working much better for me in controlling my bp symptoms. No need to suffer with unpleasant side effects. Each person reacts to the meds differently, so please have your son see his doctor, preferably a psychiatrist (specialist) who can prescribe alternative meds more suited to your son.
Avatar n tn I have always had attention or zoning out issues since I was a child but I had always been happy. My Doctor presribed Lamictal a little over a year and a half ago, and it helped with both the racing thoughts issues as well as my depression. We started with 25mg and increased over time to 400 mg a day. One 200 in the morning and the other at 3;00 p.m. and my depressioned lessoned.
Avatar n tn My son who has been diagnosed as bipolar 3 yrs ago at age 29 is on 100 mg Lamictal and 3 mg of Rispedal. Is otherwise symptom free and functioning at a high level (prestigious work & economically) but in spite of his young age and great looks/gifts he seems to have lost the zest and wonderment for life. Background: he had a perfectly smooth and healthy life up till when 3 yrs ago he decided to take diet pills and then a fresh graduate Dr. of Osteopathy just handed him packs of Lexapro.
Avatar f tn I currently take 150mg Effexor XR, Lexapro 20 mg, for my depression. I take Insulin for my diabetes and because I do not sleep at night, I take Temazapam. The I have to take anywhere from 1 to 3 .5 mg Clonazapam pills a day. I get a racing heart, heart palpitations, chest pains. There are times when I cannot get out of my bedclothes for days at a time, fearful of everything.