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Cait01

681d

What do you take lamotrigine for? Epilepsy or bipolar disorder? I had no idea it was used as a mood stabilizer until recently. Which condition is it used more for?

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    • aries02

      677d

      I’m currently taking it for bipolar 2, but my guess is that it’s usually for seizures (or at least that’s it’s original purpose). I was also curious about the link. Apparently anticonvulsants work as mood stabilizers because they calm hyperactivity in the brain. They’re also used to treat migraine

    • aries02

      677d

      I’m currently taking it for bipolar 2, but my guess is that it’s usually for seizures (or at least that’s it’s original purpose). I was also curious about the link. Apparently anticonvulsants work as mood stabilizers because they calm hyperactivity in the brain. They’re also used to treat migraine

    • LadyTauriel

      679d

      Epilepsy. It's the only med that's actually made a difference.

    • plantlady

      680d

      Use it for bipolar 2! Made my life a million times easier!

    • Taintedoctopus28

      681d

      I'm taking it my epilepsy, I have for about 12 years on and off

    • notdeadyet

      681d

      I take it for seizures

    • PinkSparrow

      681d

      I use it for Bipolar 2.. I feel like it doesn't work very well, but smoking pot helps more with the medicine..

    • Noemie

      681d

      I think it's mostly used for seizures but I'm currently taking it too for bipolar Disorder. It seems to have helped stabilize my moods better. But now I'm slowly working up to 200mg cause it started to not really work and I'm having trouble sleeping so my PCP hopes increasing it will help make me a little sleepy at bedtime. I've been taking it since 2019.

    • saksgirl02

      681d

      I used it for years for my mood disorder. It stopped working for me.

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