Lamictal vs Lithium

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Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.This medication is used to treat manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduce extremes in behavior by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
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Kathy | 16.06.13
I started losing hair being a female this is very concerning. I have researched this of course the co denies this as a side effect I found many people having the same problem and months after stopping they are still losing hair. I did read somewhere if this happens it usually starts about 4 months after starting well I have been on it 7 months and my hair loss is horrible weaning myself off of it ...
Danae Davis | 10.06.13
Going on week 7 of use. Am now up to 150 mg and my p said that's where I'm going to stay for a while to see how it goes. I have noticed my glands are swollen a little in my neck, and I got a small mouth sore on my gum but it went away on its own. Yesterday I had severe muscle spasm in my legs on the verge of complete muscle failure in the calves more specifically. The headaches went away in week 2 ...
guest | 04.06.13
I have lost much of my ability to smell things.
Elizabeth | 01.06.13
I have never written a review of anything in my life but I can't say enough about this drug and I wanted other people who are bipolar to benefit. You can start at a low dose and work your way up gradually. Lamictal prevented me from backsliding further into my depression and brought me out of it. I am not depressed and feeling stable for the first time in five months. Please try this drug and ...
guest | 28.05.13
Took it briefly; experienced swelling in feet, as I did with Lyrica. Have stopped it.
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Greg | 27.06.13
I have seen or felt no change with my Bipolar, but have had the severe side-effects. NOT worth it to me.
jerry | 01.06.13
Lithium works very fast. Within a day I felt much better. It pulled me out of a depression that wanted to leave me crying for no good reason. It is a very wonderful mood stabilizer. So if you need something to work today and not 6 weeks from now I recommend lithium highly but beware of side effects. At the time this was the best thing for me but after awhile the side effects became worse. I gained 25 lb. in just a couple months. After two months I lost so much hair that my hair got so thin it felt like I had got a haircut. The worst thing of all was the restlessness which will keep you uneasy and twitchy the whole time. I'm sure this is dose dependent. I took 1200 mg daily. If you can deal with the fact that lithium might make you fat and bald then this may be the perfect bipolar medicine.