Hi, I started taking Lamictal 3 months ago which was added to Topamax (which I already took), it was increased 25 mg weekly until I reached 100mg 2X a day. This was done as they weaned me off of Keppra (which I hated) because I had a serious increase in seizures in the 9 months prior. Anyway, Lamictal and Topamax have been great I am back to my old self. When I first started Lamictal I had many of the typical side effects which I always expect taking a new AED. Present time, the side effects are… read more
Yes Lamictal only side affects I found dry mouth at night, chapstick for lips and often seems dry skin.
I think stay away from shower gels and stuff like that really helps and drinking plenty of water.
I take it about 15 years now so still doing good.
So is it possible your skin 3 months ago was dormant? And now that we are in late May, could it be that your skin is adapting to the change in the environment? Back when i used to take Lamictal for about 4-5 years, it did not matter what season it was i would always have an itch somewhere. Turns out it was a combination of eczema and Lamictal. The drug was removed, but i still struggle with my skin and i am always very dry and sensitive and an occasional rash. I am sure it has something to with epilepsy but have no way of proving it.
Lamictal was the first drug for me and I started itching all over I couldn’t handle it so I got took off that and put on tegretol I suffer from eczema also so moisturising your skin is good taking antihistamines is good I take that for hayfever and itchy skin I can scratch my skin until it breaks or bleeds I’ve already scratched my arm rubbed my breast it’s scratches on my arm and it worse on my two breasts because I rubbed I didn’t take an antihistamine to stop the itching it could be the dryness in your home x x