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4 Days of Full Lamotrigine Dose — 4 Comments

  1. Noticing unexpected side effects is how a lot of drugs get used for other things. I've forgotten now what it's original use was, but the Erectile Dysfunction little blue pill was originally used for something else, and voila – here was this good side effect!

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  2. I've got a book somewhere that explains that there are quite a few medicines that do jobs they weren't intended to; there was one they used to treat TB that lifted the patients mood so much they had to stop using it as the nurses were having a difficult time looking after a bunch of playful grown ups; Can't remember if it was any good for TB.

    I hope the Lamotrigine continues to help

    I agree the pharmacist is very important

  3. "The Clonazepam the MDS tried me on first, as well as the Neurontin, were also meds used for seizures and depressive disorders. (Which I thought made it odd that they depressed me!)"

    Yep, off-label use is a tricky thing. Many years ago a neurologist prescribed an anti-depressant (whose off-label use was as a pain med) as a pain reliever for me. Within 2 days I had flushed the entire script down the toilet. The day before I was driving and the only thing that kept going through my head was how to drive the car off the road and kill myself. I felt as if I was wrapped in a thick cloak of dread and it was dragging me toward an abyss from which there was no return. The irony is that I was fine and not depressed (aside from pain from a neck injury) before I started taking the drug. Those warnings about suicidal thoughts for those meds…they weren't kidding, and not just for teenagers either. There are just ways too many of these meds that they don't know what they do to the brain as you said.

    I sincerely hope these drugs help you! You need to find the med and the dosage that does the best for your condition and I hope you do very soon.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, T.T.! Thank goodness I haven't had any suicidal thoughts with any of the meds they have tried on me. But I did warn my hubby each time I tried something new that this was one of the known side effects, so he could watch for any symptoms that looked suspicious.

    I'm glad you realized what was happening and dealt with it appropriately.

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