Hi, I been taking lamictal 75 mg daytime and 50 mg in evening. Considering that the level of lamicatal in blood was low, my Doctor suggested that I increase the dose by another 25mg, which means that now my daily dose is 75 mg twice a day. I am not sure if it's just a coincidence or a side effect because I have started experiencing heart burn and chest pain 48 hours after taking the medication. I have had to seek emergency help at hospital, they checked for heart attack (by a blood test) which was negative. Has anyone had a similar experience. Looking forward to replies and thanks in advance. Krish.
5 Sep 2012
OMG!!! I thought I was losing my mind because I was increased last week to 100 mg daily and I had chest pains and went to the ER, too. What are the odds that I just happen to get on this site to see if anyone experienced chest pains while on this medication. I have coronary heat disease and was very worried that this medication is not doing it any good. It's helped my moods greatly but now I'm getting anxiety worrying about my heart and this med. I am seeing my doctor in 2 weeks to discuss this and I'm sure she'll say "I've never heard of anyone having any chest pains while on this". Bull crap. I'm so glad that you wrote a blog on your experience but you just made me feel so much more relieved that I'm not the only one. I, by the way, dropped down to 50 mg in the morning and 25 around 5 or 6:00 pm. I find it kinda gives me a well feeling but I do have energy from it. Thank you so much~~ Ann Marie
25 Dec 2014
I am 21 and recently started taking lamictal along with risperdal. About two weeks after starting the drugs and increasing my dosage slowing I started getting a really bad pain in what felt like my lungs, then traveled to my heart. I started thinking I was having a heart attack or something so I went to the doctor who did an EKG and said my heart was normal and that it's just anxiety. That was a general physician though and not a specialist. I alerted my prescribing psychiatrist and he said chest pain is a side effect of lamictal but to keep taking it if it is helping me emotionally. It has been about a week and half since I have been having these pains and I am starting to kind of freak out. Is this going to be constant on these drugs or should I go get a chest Xray or something done. It is weird because I have no cough, and thought it may be heartburn but heartburn medications from over-the-counter are not helping. It doesn't get worst necessarily when I inhale or exhale either. What is going on?
7 Jun 2011
It is quite possible that the symptoms you are experiencing are from the Lamictal. For further reference, the list of side effects can be found at:
If you continue to experience chest pain, please alert the prescribing doctor.
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