139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Nov 28, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I'd just like to say, it contols my tonic clonics.

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Oct 5, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 30, 2008 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (scars, rash on face)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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Jun 6, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rash on face)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Developed a terrible rash on my neck and noticed I was more irritable and on edge.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: rash on face

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Oct 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I didn't notice any help from this med

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: suicidal thoughts or urges

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Mar 11, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (psychosis disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Psychosis when trying to stop. Had to ween myself off SLOWLY.

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Feb 11, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have ultra ultra rapid cycling bipolar, and this drug does help a great deal to minimalize the frequency of my mood swings
Cost: < $25 monthly

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