I wake up very nauseas at least half of the time—any time I wake up before 9 am—I try to sleep in. This has been going on for years. Prior to figuring out it was the Lamictal making me sick I spent whole days barely functioning and having to stay home very often due to the nausea while I took Lamictal in the morning. I went to gastroentorologists and various doctors. I was prescribed various nausea meds and given strong anti acids. Nothing helped. The nausea wouldn’t remit.
Periodically it was my habit to ask for package inserts at the pharmacy. These were the days before I had become proficient on the internet. I did not know how absolutely necessary the internet was if you wanted to be properly educated about anything. I read the insert and saw that nausea was a common side effect. I switched to taking the Lamictal in the evenings. That took care of the severe nausea lasting all day long but has left me with the nausea in the middle of the night and early morning.
If I wake between the hours of 2 am and 8 am I am very sick. I never vomit. It is the awful nausea in which one wishes they would vomit just for relief.
I’m sick of this. It’s just one more thing I’ve accepted among all the nasty side-effects I’ve had on drugs. I want to be well. I want to feel healthy. I don’t want to wake up most mornings feeling like I want to die because the nausea is so bad.
Looks like I may go ahead and go off the Lamictal while I wait for my body to heal from the Risperdal withdrawal. It worked last time I went too quickly with the Risperdal. I took a break and got off half of the Lamictal. When I was done with that I was able to cut down more Risperdal.
Ahh…this feels good. I was thinking I’d wait to go off Lamictal last, but there really is no reason to wait. It’s not really a mood stabilizer anyway and it’s looking more and more like I don’t need one considering I now know it only works for depression.
I’m back doing neurofeedback as I’ve had some depression lately. Neurofeedback has always fixed me up pretty fast. My EEG was normal for a couple of years, but it’s out of whack again which I was grateful to know because I know that neurofeedback works for me. The strain of the withdrawal and my brother’s death pushed me over the edge.
So goodbye to Lamictal, though I’ll probably wait until my husband returns from a trip overseas. He’ll be back on Dec. 14th. I will start then.
For much more info: Lamictal Redux