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hula_dancer73 posted:

My Neuro, has upped my lamictal to 800 mgs . THe normal adult dose is 500 mgs.

It doesn't bother me at all.

I have been on it since Oct 17 of 03, but NOT at that high of a dose

why would he do that?

He said he is going to leave it there.

any suggessions or advice?


I live on O'ahu in West Honolulu-GO UH Warriors!
dancer86442 responded:
Hi Nancy,

I recall a reply from our ol nemesis Bruce about this. As he explained it: We each have a different tolerance for meds. Some of those w/ Seizure Disorders Need more than the recommended dose to control seizure activity. I think Your DR increased the med becuz your seizures are still uncontrolled.

Advice: About All you can do is keep up w/ your Journal. Give the new dose 4-6 weeks eat Healthy, nutritious meals, Unless you develop harsh side effects, I wouldn't worry too much about the increase. Remember, when trying a new dose some breakthru seizures May occur. Good Luck on the new dose. I Hope it works for you. Hugs!

Love Candi

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