Ever since I bumped up my Lamictal to 150mg twice daily 6 months ago, I am so itchy dry skin particularly on my legs I have scabs on my legs and feet. I also got on antipsychotics about this time. It started with risperdone, I thought the itchiness came from the risperdone so I was switched to ability and the itchiness didn't change. I've been on Lamictal for 1 year along with buspar. Abilify/Risperdone for 6 months. There has been no rash.
There is a very serious skin rash associated with Lamictal, and it can be fatal. Now I'm not saying that's what this is from, but please click on the link I posted, and call your doctor right away. The link is all the symptoms and stages of the lamictal rash. I truly hope that's not what's happening, but if so your doctor needs to know so he can start reducing the dose immediately.
I looked up side effects by clicking on drugs A-Z at the top if the page and typed in Lamictal. It listed this as part of the side effects:
"Lamictal may cause a severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in children and in people who take too high of a starting a dose, or those who also take valproic acid (Depakene) or divalproex (Depakote).
Seek emergency medical attention if you have: fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling"
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