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Side effects of weaning lamictal/prozac?

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parenteacher 6 Jul 2010

One possible side effect is dizziness. It may be slightly more difficult to fall asleep as well. Neither are permanent of course.

Anonymous 6 Jul 2010

Hello, I am not a Doctor/Psyachiatrist, or compare myself nor pretend to be one.

I am on lamictal for a few years now, and take many meds too ( I am 41, male)... I took prozac but stopped it .

First of all i have listed all of th s. effects so you are well informed.

Just like with any med, the dose should be lowered gradually under porfessional supervision , in this case a PSYACHIATRIST.

As the saying goes never ever go cold turkey!

Do not attempt to do this on your own that would be a huge mistake on your behalf.

I do not judge nor criticize.. I am here to help as much as I am able to.

LAMICTAL (lamotrigine/ mood stabilizer) Bipolar Disorder/Epilepsy

The most common Lamictal side effects included:

Dizziness
Double vision
Headaches
Coordination problems
Blurred vision
Nausea
Vomiting

Other common side effects

Drowsiness
Irritated or runny nose
Sore throat
Cough
Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Insomnia
Shakiness (tremor)
Weakness
Back pain
Fatigue
Flu-like symptoms (such as body aches or chills)
Indigestion or heartburn
Painful menstrual cramps
Bronchitis
Diarrhea
Fever
Dry mouth
Constipation
Painful menstrual cramps
Chest pain
Weight loss

Serious Lamictal Side Effects
Some side effects of Lamictal, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your PSYACHIATIRST

Worsening of seizures

Depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts

Any unusual bruising or bleeding

Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)

Severe muscle pain

Frequent infections

Signs of a dangerous allergic reaction, including:

Hives or any rash
Fever
Swollen lymph nodes (swollen "glands")
Painful sores in or around the mouth or eyes
Swelling of the lips or tongue

Suicidal thinking or behavior


Lamictal can cause very serious skin rashes and allergic reactions. These rashes can cause large sections of the skin to die and can cause disfigurement or even loss of life

Rare Lamictal Side Effects
Less common

Some of these less common side effects:

Vaginal infection or irritation
Speech problems
Bladder infection (urinary tract infection or UTI)
Concentration problems
Joint pain
Loss of appetite
Neck pain
Sinus infection
Sensitivity to the sun
Nervousness
A spinning sensation (vertigo)
Memory loss (amnesia)
Increased sex drive
Bloody nose
Dry skin
Sweating
Migraine headaches
Weight gain

PROZAC(fluoxetine-anti depressant) Depression,Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),Bulimia,Panic disorder.

Most common side effects of Prozac:

Insomnia
Nausea
Weakness
Headache
Diarrhea
Loss of appetite
Drowsiness
Anxiety
Nervousness
Shakiness (tremor)
Dry mouth
Decreased sex drive
Yawning
Indigestion
Dizziness
Sweating
Impotence
Ejaculation problems

Other common Prozac side effects

Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face)
Abnormal dreams
Constipation
Gas
Vomiting
Fever or chills
Weight loss
Vision changes
Chest pain
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Increased appetite and weight gain
Taste changes.

Side Effects to Report

Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
Hostility or aggressiveness
Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
Restlessness or inability to sit still
Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
Other unusual changes in behavior
Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:

Confusion or other mental changes
A rapid heart rate
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Hallucinations
Blood pressure changes
An irregular heart rhythm
Overactive reflexes
Fever, sweating, or shivering
Shakiness
Agitation
Seizures
Coma
Chest palpitations
Difficulty sleeping
Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Rare Prozac Side Effects

Prozac side effects include:

Canker sores
Hypothyroidism
Arthritis
Leg cramps
Acne
Hair loss
Menstrual problems
Diabetes
Atrial fibrillation
Congestive heart failure
Stroke
Gout
Asthma
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

I HOPE AFTER READING ALL THIS YOU MAKE THE RIGHT AND ONLY CHOICE AND CONTACt A PSYACHIATRIST AND UNDER HIS/HER SUPERVISSION STOP USING THE ABOVE MENTIONED MEDS... from caring individual.

Best of luck.

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