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24 May 2015 Discontinued last month after 14 years of treatment and experienced withdrawal symptoms including: insomnia, depression, eyelid twitch, rage, overstimulation, lethargy.
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02 Aug 2013 watch for fluctuating glucose levels-- i had extremely low blood sugar while taking this then it would spike 38 to 185 in a few hours for example. it rendered me paralyzed without glucose tablets and taking my sugar every other hour-- i was taken off cold turkey and have not had one fluctuation since-- very harsh drug -made me disoriented, and i could not function on any higher dose than 50mg. i lost hair, gained weight, and had no sex life AT ALL--
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02 Aug 2013 This medication works well- however I experienced a rare side effect, but one to watch for nonetheless---sever fluctuations in blood sugar. Like 38 to 185 in a matter of an hour-- this is the only drug I took and I have no other reason for it to happen. I was disoriented,shaky and almost passed out on more than one occasion. This was terrifying to me. I have bp2 and other than that and a slight weight gain, hair loss, this worked great for mood stabilization. I would recommend it with the caution that everyone just make sure to monitor your glucose levels if you start feeling odd. Also, I was yanked off it cold turkey and th withdrawl was rough...but what can one expect?! your supposed to titrate off-- and GO SLOW with dose increases-- very slow-- it helps to eliminate some discomfort. good luck:)
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01 Aug 2013 Control my zeisures all the time.
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25 May 2012 my dr wants to add wellbutrion-- i am scared--anyone take this combo?
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25 May 2012 Wellbutrin and Lamictal totally wired me---but I sure could do a lot of work! My other problems are OCD and generalized anxiety disorder which explains that reaction to me. If you are coming out of a really deep depression that combo might work for you. Ask the Doc why he thinks this is a good idea and if there are any alternatives (and there are). I went through about 10 meds or so before something worked (also take Celexa., Remeron and Temazepam). Insomnia can be a big prob with both those drugs. But Lamictal is the greatest---even "normal" people should take it
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