Lamictal / Lamotrigine warnings for heart patients

Posted by Leonard @jakedduck1, Apr 1 6:15am
@amandajro

Hello @santosha and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. How wonderful that you are also from South American and joining us and supporting members like @abelmarcelo with your experience.

Did you switch from Lacosamide to Lamictal?

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Hi Amanda, Good Evening
Thank you for your warm welcome.
Answering your question. No, Lamictal was the first anti-seizure medication I have taken. Because of severe insomnia, I have switched to Tegretol first, then to Trileptal and Gabaneurin, and finally to Vimpat, which was the worst of all medications I have tried. Today, I am back to Tegretol taking it together with medical cannabis.

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@jakedduck1

@ santosha
Hello Christine,
I am just curious whether you have a heart condition or epilepsy? If you’re comfortable in doing so could you tell us what your condition is and more about the details?
Jake

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Hi Jake,
It is a pleasure to share my experiences so as to help other people. I have epilepsy and do not have any heart problems. But with Vimpat I had daily heart palpitations. Did I answer your question?

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Hi @abelmarcelo, just one more comment. There is a very nice material regarding medications and side effects at the Epilepsy Foundation. Look for "Medical Therapy in Epilepsy: Treatment, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions" at the Epilepsy Foundation (epilepsy.com) or You Tube.
Buena Suerte!

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