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Lamictal, Phentermine Hydrochloride for a 40-year old woman





Summary: 14 female patients aged 40 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 40 year old female patient who has Anxiety, Weight Decreased. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)

Phentermine hydrochloride has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in obesity. (latest outcomes from Phentermine hydrochloride 1,735 users)

What are the conditions

Anxiety can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Zoloft, Lexapro, Ativan. (latest reports from Anxiety 197,075 patients)

Weight decreased (latest reports from Weight Decreased 91,499 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 14 females aged 35 (±5) who take Lamictal, Phentermine Hydrochloride are studied

Lamictal, Phentermine Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 35

Gender: female

Conditions: Anxiety, Weight Decreased

Drugs taking:
- Lamictal - 250MG (lamotrigine): used for 2 - 5 years
- Phentermine Hydrochloride - 37.5MG (phentermine hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
n/an/an/a
Phentermine Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
IrritabilityGeneralised Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)n/aBrittle Nails (abnormal nail)Constipationn/an/aDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Dry SkinMania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)
DepressionConstipationIncreased Tendency To Bruise (increased tendency to injure the underlying soft tissue or bone)Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone)
Delusions, Mixed (an unshakable belief in something untrue, mixed)Increased Tendency To Bruise (increased tendency to injure the underlying soft tissue or bone)Delusions, Mixed (an unshakable belief in something untrue, mixed)Chest Discomfort
Tia (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Allergic ReactionsDepressionCervical Cyst (mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the cervix)
IrritabilityGeneralised Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Gastroenteritis (inflammation of stomach and intestine)
Brittle Nails (abnormal nail)Gingivitis (inflammation of gums)
Dry SkinTendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
ItchingTorticollis (a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other)
Allergic ReactionsPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who have Anxiety
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- support group for people who take Phentermine Hydrochloride

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • I have cfs and have been treated for depression for years.will adderall replace the antidepressants ect that i'm taking now? (3 answers)
    I have a long history of depression and anxiety disorder.I was recently diagnosed with CFS.Now that I know exactly what this disease entails,everything makes perfect sense.My physical symptoms,with the exception of increased debilitating pain over the last 2 years, I had come to accept as normal! Glandular pain,thunderstorm headaches,sweating and chills and pure exhaustion. I have an appointment with my psyciatrist in a week to discuss Adderall. My family doctor wants to try it because i've been on EVERY antidepressant,add ons ect. out there but nothing helps my sheer exhaustion.She's not very familiar with lamotragene and wants his opinion first.Nothing works for me and I truely believe that because of my history with depression,CFS has been overlooked.



    My life has been a living hell. I have an 11yr old daughter,and i feel like i've been robbed of her childhood. Nothing else matters.I am divorced and because of my illness and lack of ability to look after her,I reserve every ounce of energy i have to spend with her. And even then....Mommy's always tired.This is not a life.I've isolated myself so much that all other relationships in my life i've let slip away.



    I've decreased the wellbutrin and lamotrogene before I see my Doctor so hopefully there will be NO reason for him to start me on Adderall.I'm putting so much hope into this treatment. I've used stimulants in the past(ephedrine,bennies)and that's the only time I've ever felt human in the past 10 years.

    I want this to work soooooo bad but i'm a little scared that I'm setting myself up for a fall.

    Any thoughts?
  • Will it hurt me to take pristiq with adipex?
    I was prescribed Pristiq and I'm scared to take it until I know more about the interactions of taking it with the combination of Adipex. Will it harm me to take Pristiq along with my Adipex?
  • Will phentermine eventually stop making me feel like i can't breathe (1 answer)
    4 years ago, I took phentermine and I had great results from it. I lost about 30 pounds and kept it off for a long time. I recently had a death in the family and the stress of it all has caused me to start packing on the pounds again. I started taking phentermine again but noticed that this time, I am having a little difficulty breathing. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, how long does it last?
  • I would like to know more about the possible, non-fatal, skin side effects of lamictal.
    I already have sebo-psoriasis (which is psoriasis with fungal symptoms) and mild acne on my face and brake out in random itchy rashes on my body, once in a while. I also have sensitive skin.

More questions for: Anxiety, Weight Decreased

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (17 hours ago):

  • I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!

    Reply

    nobpdy important on Dec, 19, 2014:

    Just saying but u must have been taking vyvanse instead of adderall because the highest mg of adderall is 30mg. If u were taking 40mg and 60mg u must have been taking vyvanse which goes all the way up to 100mg

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • i'm pretty much the most comlex case 4 psychiatrists, 3 psychologists, a nuero scientist/adult mood disorder specialised doctor, 3 gp's, 2 naturopaths and an adhd specialist have ever come accross. i'm basically a pharmacy on legs with over 32types of medications tried in 13 months including those i've mentioned above. i admitted myself into hospital (to get a team around me) for 3 weeks in the psych ward in july 2013 but was granted an agreed by patient/all the different types of doctors and nursing staff to b words) and 'what planet am i from (using a nurses exact words) because i'm soe released early as they had 'no lollies left to try' (using the head psych's exact words referring to prescription medications) anr how so rediculously med-resistant to all that could be tried. the night nurses were actually scare d of me, not by any violence or anything at all alike, but by my uncanny ability to be dosed so very very highly on so many potent medications and extreme combinations to no avail. i've had 9ver 25 blood tests, ultrasounds, brain imagery mri's, sleep disorders studies in hospital and numerous other forms of clinical testing to still be on the rollercoaster and the viscous cycle 13months later and i'm still in the same boat! it's been said way more than just a few times that i'm one hell of a case for the record books!

    Reply

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