Lamictal uses are primarily concerned with treating bipolar disorder and epilepsy. In the case of bipolar disorder, the drug is used for "maintenance" treatment, meaning it helps people with the condition keep their moods stable, but is not the most appropriate medication for treating episodes of mania or depression. Off-label Lamictal uses include treatment of absence seizures (also known as petit mal seizures).
For migraines, please do ask or seek advice from a doctor, please, take care, be well, best wishes.
You need to see a neurologist or a headache specialist to treat migraines. They are the ones specifically trained to deal with migraines--not a GP. You are seeing the right kind of doctor.
And yes, my headache specialist suggested that I try Lamictal as a prophylactic preventative for my migraines. This was after I have tried many other prophylactic meds. This specialist is at the University of Michigan with an 8 month wait list since he is so in demand. So he is very well qualified.
I'm wondering why you think that you might want to stop it? Hasn't it helped you, or are you having side effects that are a problem? I am close to getting a prescription for Lamictal after I have gone through changes with 4 other migraine medications. So I'm very interested in your experience.
Thanks for any response that you can give me.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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