I was put on lamictal starting today the 10th. I am not bi-polar, just got off lithium which I took for 17 years, was ready to stop it. I had severe clinical depression lost a year of my life to this, had nineteen shock treatments with no help. I have been on many anti-depressants over the years some helped awhile then stopped. I was put on Lithium to boost meds I was put on by a facility I was admitted too. Today my life is okay two grown kids, I motivate and have a job at a hospital but still feel tired and not happy most of the time. I take at this time lamictal and clonazepam. Hope Lamictal will gradually be a miracle drug to push me to enjoy life.
I was told Lamictal helps with Migraines, Has anyone had the drug help them with this?
Added 11 Jun 2013:
I saw a neurologist today for headaches , he said the lamictal could help with the headaches I have regularly. Does anyone hae a comment on this?
The use of anti-convulsants for migraine treatment is normal. I take Topiramte for migraines and it is an anti-convulsant as well. I went from 2-3 migraines a week to 1-2 a month. I can handle that.
My doctor wanted to know if I needed more to get the migraines down but I didn't want the side effects, so I passed. I have a good regiment when I do have one and they are usually over in 15-30 minutes.
I wish you all the luck in the world. Migraines can ruin your life.
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