Increase in weight effect of Lamictal

We have 115 consumer reports for Lamictal. Increase in weight effect occurred in 14%.

Patients statistics on Increase in weight side effect for Lamictal


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Lamictal Circle Diagram 16 consumers of 115 reported about Increase in weight

  1. Helen D. Mose says:
    4.5 rating

    Lamictal for Depression; Epilepsy

    I took Cipralex for 9 months, 20 mg daily in the morning. Everything was fine in the beginning, I tolerated it very well, my complaints were much better than before. The first side effects were: Weight gain up to 15 Kg in the 9 months, I could not cry anymore, I was so caught up in the drug that I could no longer grief. I was totally tired and exhausted, beaten off, impotent, had no desire for anything, could not get me up to anything. I had a lot of sweats, increased tremors, bad headaches and muscle aches. It was hard for me to get up, I just sat in my room. In May, I discontinued after consultation with my doctor Cipralex. Since then I have increased this Restles Leg syndrome, the so-called restless legs. This soon gets me out of my mind, I can not sleep before one or two o’clock in the morning, have very confused dreams, wake up with sweat. And since I dropped off Cipralex, I’m again very close to the water built, I was very much missing that I can just cry. I do not recommend taking Cipralex for longer than necessary, especially in combination with other psychotropic drugs. The effect can be affected. I can only say that Cipralex helped me very well at the time of the crisis, but after prolonged ingestion, my life has been seriously affected to the detriment. I wish you all that you will recover and live a good and healthy life without Cipralex and all the other psychotropic drugs.

  2. Mildred L. Carter says:
    2.5 rating

    Lamictal for Epilepsy

    Fatigue, strong cognitive disorders, such as forgetfulness, word problems, sleep disorders, mood disorders, weight gain. After discontinuing the medications, the side effects were gradually resolved

  3. Claudine A. Sterling says:
    3.5 rating

    Lamictal for Epilepsy

    Depakine: It was awful! Weight gain (about 10 – 15 kilos), permanent fatigue (!!), could not get up, Could not express me linguistically – words omitted me, could not articulate me more. Could not learn anymore, did not notice anything anymore (big concentration difficulties), grades were bad, I was getting worse and worse with these things. almost slept and ate more (after the increase ..) The doctor said that it was not because of the medication, but because I had started to study and everything was new to me …. schmafu …. well, then a doctor change! private doctor. Switching to Lamictal – I was suddenly much better, first exam on the uni, note 2, totally great. weight loss, concentration improved again – now I’m really good !!! I can only say: trust your body and do not trust your doctor. I’ve always thought (when I was still small na, they already know what they are doing … that’s not true ….. – long process of cognition =) ok, then good luck people

  4. Jonathan M. Peterson says:
    2.5 rating

    Lamictal for Sleep disorders; Depression

    strong nausea, all day. Initially improvement in sleep and sleep – but from the 3rd day no improvement. Swelling of the nasal mucosa – respiratory problems through the nose, weight gain, funny taste in the morning

    Side effects: Nausea; Increase in weight
  5. Irene E. Reynolds says:
    4.0 rating

    Lamictal for Epilepsy

    At the beginning 10kg weight gain, duration of mental fatigue, no ability to concentrate in school conclusion worse grades, strong mood swings, by taking too much lamictal eye problem like eye pressure or something, but was better in low dose. Loss of appetite due to additional intake of Topomax positive effect 22 kg weight loss.