okay, so here is my long winded post...ready? set? GO! I am probably the most sensitive person to medication EVER. a bite of a 50mg of seroquel puts me in a coma for a good 12 hours, I take 1/2 my trazadone and I'm good to go. All of the mood stabilizers I have been on I have had the worst reactions to and in turn has made me want to try to fight this disease naturally for the last 2 months. well, I am at my whits end and I went back to my pdoc to get on meds. She gave me lamictal. I got the starter pack and it starts you on 25 mg. Being me and being the paranoid person I am...as well as the drug sensitive person, I started with 1/2 a 25. for 2 days. the morning after I took the pill I woke up with a headache and sore throat...same on the second day. But...the med is also calming me down and I'm sleeping like a rock...which is AMAZING since I have been in a manic state, unable to sleep or sit still for about 2 or 3 weeks. I called my pdoc the second day to make sure that my sore throat was okay, but the nurse there said to stop taking it. here's my dilema. why should I stop taking it? I'm not getting a rash..I don't plan on increasing the meds very quickly and I have read EVERYWHERE that this makes you have headaches. Also, everywhere I've read...IF it mentions a sore throat...it says to stop taking it if you have all 3; sore throat, fever, and a rash. I'm nowhere near a fever...i feel a little drowsy, but I'm FINE! Now here's the kicker...I get sore throats A LOT! I had one last weekend that I was using throat numbing lozenges for... This feels like the same thing. I don't want to completely rule out this med if it's just the normal sore throat that I usually get anyways... I have high hopes for it. IT's weight neutral, which i need since I have an ED, it's like the opposite of lithium (it's more for the depression side than the manic side..but it's still a stabilizer) AND it's helping me sleep and toning my anxiety down. I've read a lot of posts saying that this was their "miracle drug" I want MY "miracle drug!!" I'm super paranoid, I've read the leaflet with all of the side effects 40 times! I'm desperate! I took 1/4 of a 25 MG today. My throat is still a little sore, but it's not horrible...not like I can't breathe, it's just sore...just like last weekend and all of the other countless times I've had a sore throat. I guess my question is...has anyone started the lamictal and had a sore throat and that was it? nothing came of it?? I've googled and searched on DS, but I haven't found any straight answers. I'm sorry this is so long, but after my incident with Tegretol I am sincerely paranoid. Thanks for listening!!!
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