7 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
57 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Apr 29, 2013 (Started Dec 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizoaffective Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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mountainlion
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mountainlion
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
38 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Apr 27, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamotrigine helps to "settle things down". I was extremely rapid cycling and that stopped with this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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zoomer
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zoomer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has helped to stabilize my moods to an even greater extent than originally given credit for. I had a short time on half dose and the increase in mood swings and loss of emotional control returned BIGtime. I have experienced none of the reported side effects .. This medication gives me a sense of balance and curbs the extreme shifts, as in rapid cycling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has been like a miracle in stabilizing my moods. my moods have more level consistently since starting Lamictal. I love it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal continues to work as an effective mood stabilizer, my last depressive episode due to med changes was not severe as episodes before Lamictal. No side effects at this high dose either.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Given time all negative side effects I may have experienced have disappeared. This medication is an effective mood stabilizer in my regime of meds.

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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FlightyFey
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FlightyFey
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F34y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Surprisingly effective for managing pain at higher dosages.

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wildfire2windsong
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wildfire2windsong
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
48 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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briguy4u8
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briguy4u8
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
39 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jun 24, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: so far I think it's helped me quite a bit.

  • 2 helpful marks
paperclipcat
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paperclipcat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
26 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 30, 2008 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: My favourite meds actually. Never felt so good mentally, so thats why we tryied to put me on it twice. But both times I got some serious rash and the doctors assumed it was Stevens–Johnson syndrome. Still have nasty scars left from that shit. Oh well. I survived at least.
Side effects: Rash on face, Scars

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