139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Low
29 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Aug 10, 2016 (Started Oct 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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May 22, 2016 (Started Nov 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
2 seizures
3 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This will destroy your memory and leave you feeling tired all the time. 

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lethargy, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 29, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am on a high dose. (400mg a day) I think that is notable since some evaluations of this medication are negative but that seems to be people taking very small doses. Not even therapeutic level ?
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
rain or shine
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rain or shine
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
53 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 15, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine really has helped my mood disorder. I stay fairly even most of the time. Start this medication at a VERY low dose and titrate up slowly maybe raising the dosage only every two weeks. This helped me to adjust easily and my current dosage is perfect so far but as we know everything is subject to change any day. lol. I feel almost normal again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Oct 27, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
UfieDufie
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UfieDufie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 4, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Carebear84
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Carebear84
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
32 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jun 8, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 8, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Milusita
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Milusita
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F30y
FM:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 4, 2014 (Started Aug 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Emotional stability)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Self harm thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Uncontrollable Anger)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Impulsive rage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stop taking it because I combinated qith topiramate and quetiapin and ibuprofen and metamizol because I felt a disforia and wanted to slleep and not to harm muself and combinated the medication, I provoqued myself an medicine intoc¡xication severe so unti now I am not takin the drug until I am completeley recovered from my Severe Atopic dermattitis.

  • 0 helpful marks
psyclops
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psyclops
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
56 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Dec 18, 2013 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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