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

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zoomer
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
60 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
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: vb
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: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
FibroMom63
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FibroMom63
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 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: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
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
23 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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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
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
40 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Apr 27, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Severe (Rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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

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Nov 10, 2010 (Started Sep 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Mid-cycle spotting, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mid-cycle spotting, Nausea

  • 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:11y 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
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