Lamictal Childhood Traumas, Poor Judgment, Loss of Appetite, Jaw Line, Polar Disorder
I was told I had Bi polar 9 months ago. Since then I have been taking Lamictal. Now. Currently taking 200mg a day. I am 30 years old and have never had acne the way I do now. Blackheads, red bumps, and white heads on my face, jaw line, back, shoulders, ... more »
I was told I had Bi polar 9 months ago. Since then I have been taking Lamictal. Now. Currently taking 200mg a day.
I am 30 years old and have never had acne the way I do now.
Blackheads, red bumps, and white heads on my face, jaw line, back, shoulders, and triceps.
I have hair loss (more than the normal female shedding or breakage). When I am all done with washing, drying, and brushing the floor is visibly laced with my black hair. I have become depressed, can’t concentrate, am fuzzy, dizzy, nervous, have memory loss, dry skin, have problems with coordination, blurred vision even after getting new glasses, headaches, loss of appetite, I stutter, 100 times more sensitive, unmotivated, sometimes frantic, anxious, my hands shake, and I have developed Hypothyroidism.
Over all I am disassociated, and "ungrounded". I have never felt this way in my life.
When I was prescribed Lamictal, I took it because my doctor said it would stabilize my mood and symptoms. I believed him and took them religiously. They have only made things worse + acne.
I could deal with the acne if I was getting better mentally and emotionally. Beauty is on the inside and feeling that you are pretty is what matters.
If you go to a doctor, and they say "take this pill every day for the rest of your life, and you will never get cancer", would you take it?
Heck yes! That is how I felt when he told me about Lamictal and Bipolar. "You will get better, just keep taking the meds and you will be good". WRONG!!!! I told him about all of this and his answer was to up my dose.
Bi polar disorder is too often diagnosed and used as a blanketed root of cause.
Before taking Lamictal, my symptoms were:
-Poor judgment and trusting people that shouldn’t be trusted
-Promiscuity when hurt (looking for the feeling of being desired and wanted)
-Shameful of my past and childhood traumas
-Ignoring problems to avoid confrontation
-Angry at myself at times
-Fears of rejection and being alone
I recently sought out a second opinion. I was given a full psychological evaluation with personality and IQ tests. The end result: I have been CLINICALLY diagnosed with dissociative disorder and they CLINICALLY confirmed the ADHD.
So when you seek medical help for any symptoms, feelings, problems, or whatever. BEWARE of doctors that are quick to jump the gun and give you meds to "fix you" without conducting proper tests and evaluations.
You could end up worse than you were before. Especially if you are prescribed the Med "du jour" that most likely gives your doctor more incentives and benefits that it will for you.
Just my two cents.