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Hi!
My doctor wanted to put me on LAMICTAL to lower the amount of ATIVAN that I take. I also take EFFEXOR. Unfortunately I am scared of rashes and allergic reactions and I was too scared to take it. She is now mad at me. Can someone tell me if they took LAMICTAL and how it went for them?
Thanks,
Big Big Chicken :confused:
lamictal is a heavy duty anticonvulsant now being expensively promoted for anxiety to docs, ( frequent flyer points perhaps for doc??) or is the drug co paying doc for a trial of it on his anxiety patients.....

these expensive meds, neurontin is another are very profitable and may perhaps be of some benefits for treatment resistant panic attacks but IMO are a total overkill for anxiety

if the effexor is working properly you will be much more calm and not needing much ativan at all, if the effexor dose is low maybe up it, if the effexor isnt working at a higher dose, and sometimes it wont work at all, even at he max dose then
the best alternative IMO is to try another antidepressant of a different type, perhaps prozac

you may be better off with a new doc
[QUOTE=montreal1951]Hi!
My doctor wanted to put me on LAMICTAL to lower the amount of ATIVAN that I take. I also take EFFEXOR. Unfortunately I am scared of rashes and allergic reactions and I was too scared to take it. She is now mad at me. Can someone tell me if they took LAMICTAL and how it went for them?
Thanks,
Big Big Chicken :confused:[/QUOTE]
Hi, I took a combination of Effexor and Lamictal for 3 years and it worked well for me. I did not get a rash but I have petit mal seizures and eventually the Lamictal stopped working and I had a couple of seizures that lasted a bit too long. So we changed the med because of that. But it did reduce the anxiety significantly until that complication occurred and I think it is particular to my case.
I have the classic agoraphobia and panic attacks. My last doc left, and I got stuck with the new nurse practitioner. She hates the idea that all I take is xanax, as needed, and give me a script for lamictal. I was doing pretty good just a little trouble sleeping and she said this would help.

Now I am a little scared to take it. Ok, a lot scared, I hate the idea of any medication. I went through the SSRI route for two years, tried most of them and it was the worse two years of my life.

30 .25mg of xanax last me 2.5 to 3 months. Is it time for a new doc for me?
Anyone else take lamictal for panic/anxiety/agoraphobia?

Thanks
Is lamictal similar to zyprexa?
For me, Lamictal was awesome.
I had had this freaked-out, pressured feeling in my head for several years, and nothing helped. I was taking Effexor too. Then Lamictal was added, and within a day my head felt fine. Still does.





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