Lamictal for multiple sclerosis

Common Questions and Answers about Lamictal for multiple sclerosis


Avatar f tn Is there any antidepressant that is helpfull for MS symptoms? I currently take 200mg of Lamictal daily for Fatigue and depression. After today I believe I will need sdomething else to help out with my health issues.
351317 tn?1204755471 We may just be getting the wrong meds. This new P-doc currently has me on Lamictal, Pristiq, and Lithium. He also explained that for me to get relief we may have to go as high as 600Mgs a day on the lithium and up to 250Mgs a day on the Lamictal. Accoring to him he explained that just 150Mgs a day of Lamictal is the lowest amount possible to effect change and 300Mgs of Lithium is the lowest amout to effect change. So these dosages are not as shocking high as many may think.
Avatar f tn the white spots could be what's actually causing your myoclonic epilepsy. one thing that i know that would cause white spots would be multiple sclerosis, can't think of anything else though. i'm also on lamictal. it's the most effective out of all that i've tried so far even though i still get some jerks when i lie down. maybe ask your doctor about keppra to see if that will work a bit better, i know it also is one of the safer options if considering pregnancy.
724388 tn?1231375647 i think it all has to do with my loving uncle passed away when i was young, my biological father not being around since i was 4, having a stepdad raise me and my sister, my mom being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, ect. there has been a number of tramatic events in my life that may have caused this depression. can anyone help this far into depression?
209591 tn?1267418314 As I have already told you, I am currently being tested for Possible Multiple Sclerosis & Scleroderma. I have already been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Myoclonus, Neuropathy, Hypermobility Syndrome & many other things. Once the tingling and burning sensations I experience heighten so does the nausea and vomiting. Some days I am barely able to even keep liquids down, which scare me because I am on so many different medicines, and I do not want my body to start going through withdrawal.
Avatar f tn To name a few, these include demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), headaches/migraines, and combination of factors as we age including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes. It is important to interpret the white matter changes with the clinical history and examination. Why did you have the MRI performed? Was it a routine examination? I suggest that you follow up with the ordering physician of the MRI.
1381925 tn?1280792141 I'm sure you've been tested for this already but my wife has a rarer variety of multiple sclerosis and Your symptoms seem very similar... I'm no doc but so take my words with a grain of salt. If It's not something you've had em look at give it a shot...
Avatar f tn Kyle is spot on in his comment. Lamictal has been drug studied for use in treating Multiple Sclerosis in the UK with promising results. I do not understand what you mean by the 567 questions psych. test to which you referred.
1500294 tn?1290275809 and she says I'm ok, that its anxiety, she will not do emg/mri because she feels there is no need to, and she sees me every 6-8 weeks for follow ups just for my own reassurance. She prescribed me klonopin and lamictal for the muscle twitching and jumps and for the anxiety. on to the next----- the last 2 days, Ive been having pins and needles, prickly type and itchy feelings all over my body. primarily in my face, arms and legs....
209591 tn?1267418314 In your case, ascertaining a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) would be difficult to do because of the many concomitant conditions that you currently have, which share many similar symptoms with MS. That is why it is important to take into consideration all symptoms and diagnostic test results to arrive at a diagnosis. A Babinski sign suggests damage to the corticospinal tract.
959034 tn?1253675076 My sister has Multiple sclerosis. I somehow deep down inside feel we both have a neurological disease because of some bad vaccines we had when we were younger but I cant prove it.
384927 tn?1242668597 I suffer from prolonged auras and I am a registered nurse and have researched treatment for it and have been seeing a neurologist for over a year and a half. Have you been worked up for Multiple Sclerosis or Lupus, both of which can cause the symptoms you are having as well as changes on MRI. Have you heard of a hemipalegic migraine? Sometimes those suffering from complex migraine can have this form which causes numbness timgling and even paralysis.
Avatar n tn says now that my symptoms could be from rare type of migraine, but will evaluate after next MRI. I am currently on Lamictal for tingling and numbness, Migranal and Midrin for migraine, and also supposed to be taking low dose aspirin daily. Hope you find out something definite soon!
Avatar n tn Trigeminal neuralgia is commonly caused by infection (Herpes), multiple sclerosis (rare) or by any tumor or growth which compresses the nerve. The symptoms can be brought on by light touch or even a breeze coming on the face. Some patients get migraine like headaches with trigeminal neuralgia. If it is not trigeminal neuralgia, such symptoms can be seen with cluster headaches. Have you been taking any anticonvulsant medication ? Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is a particularly useful one.
Avatar f tn I would recommend that you follow up with a neurologist in your area to examine your films. There are multiple causes for white spots in the brain. These spots are also known as plaques or small vessel disease. This is not an uncommon process and they actually may increase as one ages. It is not a disease but a reflection of unhealthy blood vessels that have been damaged from plaque buildup from hypertension, diabetes, smoking, cholesterol, etc.
Avatar f tn sometimes i think i may be manic too. my mom has bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis....i have depression and it comes out with crying spells.....i am trying to lower my zoloft because it is was affecting my sex life with my new boyfriend..... do you have a doctor to talk with? do you have a psychiatrist that knows you well? or the regular doctor that knows you well? i think if you really are having a hard time functioning then you should at least talk to your doctor.
1252074 tn?1271545309 No I haven't been diagnosed with MS, my primary still thinks this is MS, (but he's known me for 20+ years, too and actually is aware of this deterioration more than anyone else) part of the problem is that we're having a hard time getting my medical records sent up here from FL, where I was put on Dilantin. The hospital's staff down there in Medical Records are super slow about sending them out.
5555454 tn?1369803262 Millions suffer from it, but few are diagnosed. Its symptoms can look exactly like Alzheimer’s disease, depression or multiple sclerosis, so it’s routinely misdiagnosed. Left untreated, it can cause permanent, crippling nerve damage—and too many patients don’t get treatment until it’s too late. This forgotten disorder is Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Avatar n tn ) Thanks again for ideas- I'm willing to consider all possible options, although I've been tested for Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Cancer and AIDS, with all negatives. I have no idea about the efficacy of thyroid tests, and that's what worries me now - is that symptoms I have will evade detection. Thanks for helping me solve this hideous puzzle.
509215 tn?1363539423 He has a severe uncontrolled seizure disorder of multiple types of seizures and is on 4 different meds for seizures 3 times a day. His behavior can be extreme. Anything from name calling, punching, hitting, spitting, talking back, biting, refusing to do his work at school,etc. You name it, he's done it. How can we help him get better control of his behavior? We have tried everything we can think of. Please help! We feel like we are helpless. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn (Tegretal - Allerigic reaction, Dilantian - Allerigic Reaction, Lamictal messed me up, Phenobarbital caused hyperactivity and nervousness) I took Depakote for 6 years which helped but did not control the seizures 100%, however I didn't go through the moods. I have been doing research on my own and does a seizure in the temporal lobe control emotions? I get angry, cry easily etc. Also some of my EEG's come out normal and some show seizure activity in the left temporal lobe.
509215 tn?1363539423 My 71/2 yr old son has been recently diagnosed with lennox-gastaut syndrome which is apparently a very rare syndrome to get for epilepsy. He was also diagnosed a few years ago with mesial temporal sclerosis. His behavior can range from being very well behaved to being very aggressive and abusive to others, especially to students at school and his sister. My question is do we deal with his behaviors when he doesn't seem to understand what he does is wrong to do.
556500 tn?1222342230 i was a product of my medications from multiple sclerosis, ex iv solumedrol for a long time, as well not knowing that it can affect a hidden disorder so bad(hypothyroidism) it caused some strange things.. i keep getting blood work frequently to make sure that it is functioning properly. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.
Avatar m tn My question, I am very conserned about all the other possible after effects of having a chronic EBV infection such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, and pancreatic problems. How long can an attack last? What else I could be doing to help things along. Are there specialists in the field of treating chronic cases of EBV? Are their places I can tell my family doctor to go for more research? I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Avatar n tn Often when the zoning out begins, I cannot remember the immediate past for up to a minute or two. I have difficulty finding nouns especially proper nouns when speaking. Other parts of my speech seem okay. When doing acaemic writing I note when rereading text that I skip over syllables or use words that begin with the same or similar sounds to the word I am planning to use. All of this is alarming.
388544 tn?1231986094 Multiple sclerosis, seizure, epilepsy Go to:Introduction.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system having both inflammatory and chronic degenerative components. Multifocal central nervous system lesions affect diverse brain regions at unpredictable intervals. Acute episodes of demyelination and axonal injury may involve local inflammatory and destructive processes.
Avatar m tn Maybe you could check for the IgA at least? Would be interesting for me also! If Lamictal is right for you I have no idea. Everybody seem to react differently on various medication. Good luck!
Avatar f tn The doctors appear arrogant thus far and have ignorred my posts as well, skipping over them, just as the doctor in the ER refused to treat me-even with sysmtoms similar to spinal cord injury (my diagnosis and symptoms range from lymphoma to multiple sclerosis and definitely involve my cervical spine as I have been diagnosed witth fibromyalgia, lupus, cervical kyphosis, and the list goes on-I think its just one condition).
209591 tn?1267418314 It is called Lamictal, it is mainly used for Epilepsy and Bi-Polar Disorder. But its off-label uses include the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, cluster headaches, migraines, and reducing neuropathic pain.