Lamotrigine side effects in children

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Avatar n tn Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred vision, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert or have clear vision until you see how this medicine affects you. Change in balance. Headache. Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. These are the more common side effects.
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar m tn I know, eventually, I will have to get myself off the medication anyway because eventually I will want to have children and you can't take Lamotrigine while pregnant or breastfeeding. Besides, I don't want to be on medication for the rest of my life. Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to fully explain myself. I feel really good right now, though, and so I don't want to dip back in to feeling partially dead inside. NOTE: I have started to take my medication regularly again.
Avatar f tn It is my intention to stay on the lamotrigine during pregnancy because it is one with few side effects and I feel being sane during pregnancy will help the baby as stress is being implicated for low birth weights and other problems. I've also been told by a psychiatric nurse that the SSRI's are fairly safe after the first trimester. The other thing I am doing is to become as mentally healthy as possible.
665370 tn?1237087966 First things first - this is a question for a doctor. Second not all children of BP parents have BP - yes studies show an increased risk factor but nothing is guaranteed and not all parents of BP children are BP> On the drugs you mentioned.
1745492 tn?1320201940 The most common side effects are constipation, mild nausea or vomiting, and mild dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness. These problems usually go away as the body adjusts to the drug and do not require medical treatment.
2098127 tn?1333318623 Natural or otherwise. Not all meds are created equal either. Something like lamotrigine has a pretty low side effect profile if you titrate up slowly. I haven't seen any scary studies about its use long term. It is good for bipolar 2 because it works well on the depression side of things that lithium doesn't. Lithium is better at controlling mania.
899491 tn?1243777227 All medications need to be monitored and all can have adverse side effects. It depends what the common side effects are. Topomax can cause gastritis but if caught in time it will go away. It not, as in a friend of mine, it can be dangerous. But he chose not to read the warning labels on the medication vials which doesn't make sense. I did and when I started on Topomax and got stomach pains I stopped it immediately.
1577473 tn?1296180886 Hello, I am a 21 year old college student and I have had the occasional migraine all my life. In September I started getting migraines more frequently. I had a really nasty one that forced me to go to a walk in clinic for some immediate care. I got a shot of Torridol that didn't work and a prescription for 100 mg Imitrex. The Imitrex didn't even touch the migraine and I wasn't happy with the side effects.
Avatar f tn I have chronc muscle achiness, particuraly in my upper back, spinal region, and the right side of my head and neck can be very painful and inflamed in times of stress. In the past few months, I have noticed symptoms that strongly suggest I may have Seretonin Syndrome. Muscle rigidity, weak right ankle which turns inward and also goes rigid as does my little finger ponting straight upwards, diarrohea, bodily rididity (stupor on accasion where I CAN'T move no matter how hard I try...
1577473 tn?1296180886 Hello, I am a 21 year old college student and I have had the occasional migraine all my life. In September I started getting migraines more frequently. I had a really nasty one that forced me to go to a walk in clinic for some immediate care. I got a shot of Torridol that didn't work and a prescription for 100 mg Imitrex. The Imitrex didn't even touch the migraine and I wasn't happy with the side effects.
5509652 tn?1391232415 Just don't be put off by side effects--they may sound scary, but you aren't guaranteed to get them, and plenty of over the counter meds have a bunch of scary-sounding side effects if you actually read the prescribing information. And side effects often go away, or can be dealt with in other ways. My lamotrigine gives me acne (extremely rare side effect), but it's more than worth it for the sake of my sanity.
Avatar f tn If the med is hindering you rather than helping you, and that goes for side effects, than call your doctor. You don't ignore side effects, and neither will your doctor. I didn't go through weight gain or increase stomach bloating or girth in 10 days. If your doctor is other than a psychiatrist, he should check you out for other possible reasons why you are experiencing that kind of bloating. The lithium could be coincidental.
1275696 tn?1349704721 You don't mention lamotrigine and that is one they are using now and it has fewer side effects for most people. Their is also depakene, and abilify and ziprexa. There are others too. It isn't lithium or nothing. Part of it is choice too. The side effects from medications are harsh but only you can decide if the side effects are worth the sanity. Its taken me over three years to get a mix that works okay. I have ultridian cycling (changing moods in a day or two.
Avatar f tn it in both legs and hands and arms. (worse on right side) I get tingling in them too. Plus spasms/twitches in my fingers. Been back to my gp who says could be raynauds. But i dont have the typical white fingers etc for that. Its worse at night and gets painful. I had briefly mentioned to my neuro but he didnt seem interested only if it was related to my seizures. I have had it twice after a seizure in my arm. He did a thyroid test and that was normal.
Avatar n tn I am currentyl on erythromicin and I am not enjoying the side effects. I'm sure the side effects of Acutane are far worse and my doctor wants to put me on Acutane if the current treatment does not work. Is there anything else I can do besides Acutane? I'm scared of the side effects it will bring. At the same time, my acne makes me very insecure and I want to find a remedy very soon!!!!!! HELP!!!
Avatar f tn And meds aren't perfect. It may take some time to get it right. And they will all have side effects. But once you do get the right medication you will be amazed at the difference in your life. So will you tell your son someday that you had the courage to get help for his sake, or will you be apologizing for raising him in an angry home? That choice is yours.
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Avatar n tn The Topomax gives me some side effects. I get tired in the afternoons, it comes on suddenly. I lost some wieght in the beginning but then again I started dieting around the same time also. I did have the "pins and needles" feeling in the beginning but that has stopped. My daily headaches are still here but they are as bad. I still have migraines but maybe only 1 a month. I might have 2 a month if it is a bad month. For my Migraines he prescribed me Relpax.
603015 tn?1329866573 It occurred much more frequently in children. 3. You can't jack up the dose too fast; you basically have to go up by 25mg increments every two weeks.
Avatar n tn respiratory depression, growth retardation, septicemia, volvulus of ileum and NTD (neural tube defects). Seroquel is, or I think, less harmful then Lamictal. My dr. said it is better then lamictal. In the below post is the risks of Seroquel better risk then Lamictal but as one post said, if you can't funtion without it, keep taking it.
Avatar n tn I was kicked out my home and had a protective order slapped on me for saying very mean and threating things in feb 2012. I have to see my children in protective custody because of my actions. I am now medicine free and have been for 5 months, I feel better than ever. The meds masked my emotions, inhibited my emotions and caused me to gain over 50 pounds.
2010625 tn?1329375656 You could retry the antipsychotics at even lower doses if they're in a form that's splittable, or maybe try one of the anticonvulsants approved in children, since those will come in smaller forms. Since you can tolerate Lamictal fairly well, using it plus something else at a really low dose might be the thing that works. And antidepressants, especially SSRIs, are generally a no-no for bipolar, especially if you don't have a mood stabilizer on board already.
Avatar f tn All in all, I hope these side effects are worth it! I hope I see a difference in the migraines and maybe even the loss of appetite (hopefully)! If not, I'm definitly stopping this. I dont like feeling like I'm staring into space all day!!! Have a great weekend!!
535089 tn?1400677119 Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results in the most widely administered urine test.
989689 tn?1333552120 A pastor can be a good person to talk to and a truly good congregation is filled with people who care for and support others in times of need. It can also be good for your children to be accepted into a community of compassionate people. Will your work schedule allow for you to become part of a congregation? With your mental health being so fragile right now, you do need closer psychiatric care. One month until your next visit is too long to wait.
Avatar n tn However, i did end up going to a naturopathic doctor who has really, really helped me. A lot of your symptoms can be related the side effects of the medication your taking... A lot of people can actually get suicidal on medication... or depressed etc. You need to make sure you have the right diagnosis first and second of all try alternative to prescription medication or a mix of both. Trust me, the effexor xr alone was enough to make me go crazy...
Avatar f tn A number of the effects you mention as having are also listed as side effects for Paxil. And Paxil is a med that you want to slowly withdraw from. Lamictal is probably worth trying and certainly has less side effects then Paxil. People with ADD do get college degrees, but typically they have to work very hard, suffer a lot of stress, and many times are squeaking through. Hopefully, he asked you more about your college experience then just noting you have two degrees.
Avatar n tn I havent had a soda in 5 weeks, and as far as the side effects go. Remember the side effects are possible side effects. The could happen to some, all or none. Its the chance we all take to get well.
Avatar f tn Since then I have altered sensation down my left leg which sometimes feel like a shiver running down my leg, tingling has returned in the left side of my face which is pretty constant. If I sneeze i get tingling down both legs. I have seen a neurologist who did a very brief neuro exam. This seemed normal apart from slightly brisk reflexes. He said he didn't feel i have MS but he would refer me for a scan anyway. If I did have MS it would be the sensory form so what was i worried about!