New drugs

I mentioned that I had gone for a doctors appt, in a previous post, she wants to put me on some new drugs, both was significant drawbacks. One is Lithium, which involves frequent blood tests, the other is lamotrigine which one of the risks is making your skin blister.


She is going to let me think about it for a while

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10 Responses to New drugs

  1. manyofus1980 says:

    I’ve never taken either one. is lamotrigine lamictal? if so then I did take it for a short while. its a pretty decent drug but yes there is that drawback of your skin blistering in the sun. xxx

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  2. ashleyleia says:

    Yes, Lamictal is one brand name for lamotrigine. There’s a risk of a serious rash called Stevens-Johnson syndrome when starting it, but the risk is lowered if the dose is increased gradually. With lithium the blood tests are most frequent at the beginning while you’re getting stabilized on a therapeutic dose. I usually only get my bloodwork done every 6 months or so unless my dose changes.

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  3. s.e. taylor says:

    I’ve taken both, and I’m still on Lamictal which has worked very well for me. The rash and skin blistering is considered to be a rare side effect as long as you follow the slow titration schedule.

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  4. Suze says:

    You have to be VERY SLOWLY weaned off either of these two drugs, or massive complications occur. if you tend to just stop taking drugs for whatever reason, do NOT start them. If, on the other hand, you stop taking them in order to be tried on another, the doc will wean you off. good luck sweetie.

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