Our expert says:
HI Clueless, Sorry to hear you've been having some unpleasant and inconvenient side-effects from the Lamictin. Its unfortunate that so many otherwise effective drugs can have nasty side-effects in some people. I haven't come across the particular combination of side-effects you descibe. It is recommended that any doctor prescribing this and similar meds ought to keep a close eye on your general physical condition, as there are various rare physical complications that can arise.
Nause, dizziness, rash, are fairly common side-effects, especially initially. There are reports of paraesthesia, which gnerally means the sort of tinglings you get when an arm "falls asleep" after you've been lying in a position that squeezes the nerves, but maybe your feelings of shcokc falls within that category, though I've heard that sort of complaint more in people on some of the antidepressants like cipramil and its whole family. If it is that, at least one should expect it to stop before long, as that drug leaves your system.
Hope these problems diminish and fade away before long. I hope your parents can be re-assured that you are workin well with your shrink and simply experiencing side-effects.
Having a ball ? Its so long since I had one of those, I might not noticeif a ball rolled right up behind me !
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