Kelley pointed this out to me. Has anyone tiried this stuff? This person seesms to be feeling very well on it:


Scott :

this is a potent drug…Before I was diagnosed they gave it to me for Anxiety and Depression

Hey Howie,
How did it do for you? THey don’t usually rx it first line for depression/anxiety…did you fail to respond to other meds? Ipersonally know two people on this and they both are having great results. THey are on it for bipolar and
migraine/seizure. My p-doc said if I don’t get adequate relief from the meds I am on, he recommends adding that to my routine.

Dr. Hain does state that first line for MAV per his flowchart includes Lamictal (after Topamax, Depakote and Keppra).


I was first prescribed lamictal when I was diagnosed with epilepsy. It relieved my symptoms right away but after a few weeks it would stop working and my neuro would up the dosage. History repeated itself; I ultimately reached the maximum dosage and then stopped usage as it no longer was effective. If using it you need to watch for a rash that can cause serious health consequences. Also, my neuro at the time watched my blood counts carefully as I believe lamictal can adversely effect the kidneys.


I am not sure…I never gave it a chance as at that time in my life I was a mess with figuring out what was wrong my axiety was thru the roof…I went on Zoloft and it helped

I thought I’d resurrect this old post and stick in the full PI sheet for anyone who wants to have a look into this stuff further.

The kid is extremely difficult to medicate. He has experienced a wide range of atypical responses to a wide range of meds. He’s been on lamotrigine for severe anxiety for quite a long time now. For him, it works beautifully. No side effects.

His psychiatrist ramped him up on it very slowly. That’s always necessary with lamotrigine, because the risk of SJS (aka the rash) is greatest when you’re changing doses. And compliance is essential – his psychiatrist won’t prescribe it to a child who isn’t compliant on meds, because missed doses increase the risk of SJS.

Of course, it doesn’t look like it’s enough to prevent migraines for him… if the propranolol doesn’t work, his psychiatrist and his neurologist are going to talk about what to do with his meds. But we really don’t want to touch the lamotrigine prescription, because it gave him his life back.