I was just started on this, and my dr. promised me that weight gain was not a side effect. I've read some user reviews and some are reporting weight gain, however.. they are also on other meds that could cause that as well. So I'm just wondering what any of ya'lls thoughts would be. Thanks!
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Weight gain is not a reported side-effect of Lamictal.
For a full and comprehensive list of Lamictal side-effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/lamictal-side-effects.html
I took Lamictal 200 a few years ago in addition to Cymbalta as a mood stablizer. I went off it, as per doctor, for a while and now I am on 100. I think it keeps me up at night, so I try taking it earlier. When I previously took it, I lost weight. Now, I seem to be gaining weight. I excercise and eat right, so I am thinking it is the Lamictal. I will discuss this with my doctor when I see him. For me, the Lamictal increased my appetite.
I have been on Lamictal 200 mg. for about 6 yrs. I did not notice the weight gain that I had previously had while on other mood stabilizing drugs. (Depakote, Serequal, etc.). But, when I was temperarely taken off of it for approx. 6 wks. I did lose about 8 lbs. (water weight). When placed back on it, I have noticed the return of 5 lbs. over last 4 mos. with no other changes to Meds, diet or activity level. No complaints though, approx. 30 to 37 lb. gain/loss when on/off other (above mentioned) mood stabilizers! Hope this helps New4me.
I am it sure does- Every antipsychotic Causes weight gain I don't care what they say The side effects are. I I know for a fact for myself I started on Lamictal And gain 10 pounds In 6 weeks. I've been dieting and exercising and it just won't go away. I also have A
much higher blood Pressure And Abilify did the exact same thing. So did Zyprexa, And going back 10 Years to every single antipsychotic I've been Put on. These drug companies are shameless. There now prescribing abilify which is an antipsychotic for depression. Its just all about greed And no way are they going to be Objective in the. Side-effect department!
resultsyears to Every single Anti psychotic
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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