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07 Feb 2003

Lamictin & libido
I have been on Lamictin for about 4 years now (150mg) could one of the side effects be loss of Libido, because I am definately not the same as i was before the medication?
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01 Jan 0001

Adverse experiences reported during LAMICTIN monotherapy trials
include headache, tiredness, rash, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and
In double-blind, add-on clinical trials, transient skin rashes
occurred in up to 10% of patients taking lamotrigine . Skin rashes
led to the withdrawal of lamotrigine treatment in 2% of patients. =

The rash, usually maculopapular in appearance, generally appears
within four weeks of starting treatment and resolves on withdrawal of
lamotrigine. Rarely, severe skin rashes, including angioedema and
Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported. Other frequent adverse
experiences reported during trials with LAMICTIN added on to standard
antiepileptic drug regimens have included diplopia, blurred vision,
nystagmus, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, unsteadiness, tiredness,
gastrointestinal disturbance (nausea and vomiting),
irritability/aggression, depression, tremor, vertigo and parasthesia.

This is the side effects that I can find. No mention of sexual side effects. However, you are obviously on this medication for a reason, and I take it is for life. Are there not contributing factors in your relationship, eg resent, anger, other unresolved issues, etc
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