• SusieB SusieB
    April 02, 2009
    Lamictal side effects?
    SusieB SusieB
    April 02, 2009

    I started Lamictal 11 days ago and wondered if anyone has experience severe anxiety while taking this medication?



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    April 08, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    April 08, 2009

    Hi SusieB,


    Lamictal is a antiseizure medication sometimes used for Migraine prevention. Did you have a problem with anxiety before you started this medication? Some of the potential side effects do include worsening depression. Than may include anxiety for some people. If it continues I would suggest contacting your doctor.


    Good luck



  • debrat69 April 09, 2009
    April 09, 2009

    My problem with Lamictal wasn't anxiety, so I can't help you there. I experienced an increase in the intensity of my migraines. They were so bad that I couldn't do anything for 2 days at a time. I hope the anxiety goes away and that it works for you. I'm still on Lamictal, but I am taking it once again for bipolar disorder alone.  Good Luck.

    P.S.  I now have had my Lyrica increased in the hopes that this will work. So far so good.

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