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Lamictal and Anxiety?

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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I have general anxiety disorder but I'm not being treated for it because it's pretty mild most of the time and I can usually handle it.

I just began taking 25mg daily of Lamictal a week ago for Bipolar... on Friday I began experiencing horrible anxiety.  I went into a full blown anxiety attack at random and ever since I have been having mini anxiety attacks.  

I'm wondering if the Lamictal has anything to do with it.

Had anyone dealt with this before?

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lucy164
by Peggy on Jun. 29, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I never had any side effects like that.  If you start to get a rash, call your md right away.

casah4
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I haven't had any anxiety with Lamictal.

ashleighmama
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I never had bad anxiety when I took Lamictil.

Rosebud333776
by Bronze Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM
I take 300mg per day-no anxiety.
momwriter
by Silver Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I hope that's not a side effect. I just started taking it. You should check with your dr. Maybe you need something else for the anxiety?

MMerrill
by on Jun. 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I have Ativan for anxiety as needed but I don't take it often.  I'm just one of those people that HATES taking meds.  

I have heightened anxiety starting any new drug of course, but I have been having full blown anxiety attacks out of nowhere and I'm not sure if it's an actual side effect or just me.

Quoting momwriter:

I hope that's not a side effect. I just started taking it. You should check with your dr. Maybe you need something else for the anxiety?


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