20 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder' with a side effects rating of None

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

See zoomer's full Lamotrigine history

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
FibroMom63
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FibroMom63
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:13y Dx
CFS:24y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Lamictal a long time ago. It had no apparent effect on my bipolar disorder.

  • 0 helpful marks
Helix
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Helix
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
34 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
archmage_myrrdin
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archmage_myrrdin
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

See archmage_myrrdin's full Lamotrigine history

May 17, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
FlightyFey
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FlightyFey
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F36y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Surprisingly effective for managing pain at higher dosages.

  • 0 helpful marks
naomiah
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naomiah
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
53 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 14, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Rash on legs, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Rash on legs, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch out for constipation
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
wildfire2windsong
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wildfire2windsong
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
50 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See wildfire2windsong's full Lamotrigine history

May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bryan Scott
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Bryan Scott
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Apr 19, 2010 (Started Feb 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seizures)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Med only dealt with my hypo-mania, it didnt help with my anxiety or depression

  • 0 helpful marks
Understated
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Understated
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

See Understated's full Lamotrigine history

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Jan 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was surprised that I am feeling better when the dosage increased by 25 mg. I have had my Effexor increased to as high as 425 mg per day with relatively little impact.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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