32 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder'

FibroMom63
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FibroMom63
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
CFS:23y Dx
FM:12y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
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
33 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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
23 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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May 17, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
mountainlion
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mountainlion
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
39 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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Daevyn
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Daevyn
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
35 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Nov 1, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
60 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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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: Not specified monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
marathoner452
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marathoner452
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
31 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 10, 2010 (Started Sep 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Mid-cycle spotting, Nausea

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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:F35y
CFS:?y
FM:11y Dx
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.

  • 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
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 14, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch out for constipation
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Rash on legs, Dizziness, Sedation, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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