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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Anxiety?

We study 14,706 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 407 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,738 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,276,874 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 14,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 420 people (2.86%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,292,174 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety39.24%31.65%5.06%15.19%6.33%2.53%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety79.05%20.95%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%2.11%9.21%14.74%27.63%19.47%17.89%8.95%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety11.11%50.00%33.33%5.56%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (92 people, 21.90%)
  2. Depression (66 people, 15.71%)
  3. Anxiety (32 people, 7.62%)
  4. Epilepsy (28 people, 6.67%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (22 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (62 people, 14.76%)
  2. Seroquel (41 people, 9.76%)
  3. Lamictal (39 people, 9.29%)
  4. Lithium carbonate (33 people, 7.86%)
  5. Effexor (29 people, 6.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

    Reply

    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Had cptsd for over 30 years just diagnosed and treated 2years ago

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I receive enough benefit from taking these medications, with varying results depending on circumstances to justify their continued use.

    Reply

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