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LAMOTRIGINE  WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS  / GETTING OFF LAMOTRIGINE NATURALLY AT HOME


Have you tried Getting off Lamotrigine only to suffer Lamotrigine Withdrawal symptoms?  Lamotrigine is a synthetic chemical with anticonvulsant and analgesic (pain reliever) qualities that was initially approved for epilepsy but is often used off-label for anxiety, pain and other symptoms. [1] While Lamotrigine is not chemically similar to benzodiazepines, the side effect profile and withdrawal syndrome can be similar. Those tapering Lamotrigine need relief. This is why our nonprofit has taken a holistic approach to Lamotrigine Withdrawal for over 17 years, calming the nervous system and promoting sleep while you Taper Lamotrigine.  We are regularly asked how to Wean Off Lamotrigine, yet different Lamotrigine Taper rates are appropriate depending on your individual circumstances, including what other medications you are taking.  If you have been searching for proven protocols for getting off Lamotrigine, please let us help you control Lamotrigine Withdrawal.* Please CONTACT our nonprofit for a Free Consultation today.
Shanna's success against Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms

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Janet - Success getting off Lamotrigine

SIGNS OF LAMOTRIGINE DEPENDENCY 

Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant medication that was originally used to treat epilepsy, then expanded for the treatment of mood disorders, bipolar, anixety and pain.  Lamotrigine is believed to slow down some of the hyperactive electrical impulses and nerve firings in the brain. As your body adapts to Lamotrigine mood swings can occur, or behavior that is out of character. This is the adaptation of the drug on the nervous system. Both physical and psychological symptoms can begin when Lamotrigine dependency occurs, including headaches, nightmares, brain zaps, emotional changes, depression, anxiety, and interruptions in sleep patterns. [2]  Knowing how to control Lamotrigine Withdrawal symptoms is critical for success, but combined with an approach to provide relief and assist in the recovery has provided the best chance of success for getting off Lamotrigine. Contact our experts to begin our at-home program today.*

WHAT IS LAMOTRIGINE WITHDRAWAL LIKE? 

Lamotrigine withdrawal can begin after reducing one dose or after abruptly stopping. Rapidly withdrawing from Lamotrigine is not recommended due to the seizure risk. [3] Symptoms can include depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, lack of energy, muscle aches, twitching and many others.  A gentle, gradual taper is critical to getting off Lamotrigine and to minimize the Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms. [4] Yet many that titrate Lamotrigine slowly are still plagued with debilitating symptoms and need relief.  Its this subset of people that we can help with our proven, at-home program.  Our specialized nutraceuticals can provide relief, making your Lamotrigine withdrawal process more comfortable.*

I thank the group of people at Point of Return who made it possible for me to go though this program so successfully!! I feel great! Chiara

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LAMOTRIGINE WITHDRAWAL HELP - GETTING OFF NATURALLY AND SUCCESSFULLY


Although psychoactive drug withdrawal has been recognized for decades, information on the proper taper rates; how to help diminish withdrawal symptoms; interactions with vitamins, herbs or over-the-counter items is not provided by the medical community in large. Often a reduction by half or being instructed to take Lamotrigine every other day is recommended and too often symptoms increase. This has driven the public to seek support to taper off Lamotrigine through internet based sources.  Our nonprofit has helped people all over the world through our At Home Taper program.  Our skilled team identifies interactions, risk factors for withdrawals, appropriate tapering techniques and we implement strategies, including unique nutraceuticals to help diminish symptoms while assisting the body in recovery.  We know Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms can be crippling but we also have proven strategies to regain your life. If you are seeking a proven method to Getting off Lamotrigine, contact our nonprofit.*

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.  Our innovative approach to prescription drug tapering encompasses a holistic method to empower you on your path to recovery. Don't Wean Lamotrigine alone, work with our us.*

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LAMOTRIGINE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE*

  • shaking
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • sweating
  • severe headache
  • insomnia
  •  anxiety
  • burning or tingling sensations around the body
  • ing spells
  • brain zaps / brain shivers
  • vertigo
  • light headedness
  • rushing noise in the head
  • agitation
  • negative
  • tearful
  • vomiting
  • concentration problem
  • tremors
  • diarrhea
  • reduced appetite
  • nightmares
  • excessive dreaming
  • gastrointestinal issues

I'm free from the bondage.  It's been a full year since I ended my taper and I am well.

by Barb (USA) 

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LAMOTRIGINE WITHDRAWAL TIMELINE

Lamotrigine clears the body about 14 days after the last dose, but Lamotrigine Withdrawal symptoms can intensify as the drug exits. Do not stop Lamotrigine abruptly due to the seizure risk, it must be tapered slowly over months if possible.  Many factors contribute to Lamotrigine withdrawal, including the length of time on Lamotrigine; your metabolic rate for medications; age; health challenges; interactions with other medications and body mass. [6]  When getting off Lamotrigine it is important to titrate down slowly, giving your body ample time to adjust to lessening doses.  Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms may pass quickly for some while others may struggle with anxiety, anger, balance issues and cognitive deficits. [7] For those that encounter the severe lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms, implementing our program may provide the relief you need.  Don't lose heart, contact our nonprofit today.*

Anthony overcoming Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms

They are there to support, encourage, reassure, and empower you every step of the way. You will get through this. It's not permanent. Call Point of Return, you will not regret it.


Anthony (USA) Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Success Story

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Shanna’s Story - Getting off Lamotrigine

What an incredible program and resource you gave me through this whole withdrawal process.  Thank you!

by Shanna (USA)

I am so grateful to Point of Return.  They always had words of encouragement and ensured me that I would be able to do this and I did.

by Rachel (Canada)
Rachel’s success with Lamotrigine withdrawal symptoms

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    WHAT IS LAMOTRIGINE?

     

    Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic drug in the phenyltriazine classification and is often used for Mood disorders or for pain management.  Lamotrigine is thought to decrease the intensity of electrical activity in the brain by decreasing the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate.. [8] Lamotrigine has a half-life (time it takes to be eliminated from the body) of 22-37 hours and is often used as a treatment for benzodiazepine dependence.  However, Lamotrigine must also be tapered very slowly, over months or severe Lamotrigine withdrawals can occur.*  [9]

    LAMOTRIGINE SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE

     

    LAMOTRIGINE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: 

    fever, rash, backache, blurred vision, chest pain, trouble sleeping, dizzy, double vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, head pain, infection, quivering, low energy, stomach cramps, uncoordination, anger, mental impairment, toxic effect on brain or spinal cord, anxiety, confusion, diarrhea, indigestion, joint pain, neck pain, mood changed, loss of appetite, pain, eyesight issues, weight loss 

    LAMOTRIGINE ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR 

    Severe: suicidal ideation, peptic ulcer, visual impairment, bronchospasm, hematemesis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, angioedema, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme, renal failure (unspecified), epididymitis, vasculitis, rhabdomyolysis, apnea, lupus-like symptoms, pancreatitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), hepatic failure, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), myocarditis, aplastic anemia, red cell aplasia, pancytopenia, hemolytic anemia, agranulocytosis, aseptic meningitis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis 

    Moderate: blurred vision, ataxia, chest pain (unspecified), constipation, contact dermatitis, depression, migraine, nystagmus, amnesia, hyperreflexia, peripheral edema, edema, dyspnea, vaginitis, hot flashes, lymphadenopathy, atopic dermatitis, hallucinations, aphasia, memory impairment, dyskinesia, hypertonia, akathisia, hostility, psychosis, dysarthria, euphoria, hypertension, palpitations, sinus tachycardia, peripheral vasodilation, orthostatic hypotension, myasthenia, dysphagia, elevated hepatic enzymes, gastritis, photophobia, conjunctivitis, leukopenia, impotence (erectile dysfunction), hematuria, ejaculation dysfunction, urinary incontinence, neuritis, dystonic reaction, dysphoria, delirium, hyperalgesia, hyperesthesia, choreoathetosis, hypotonia, hepatitis, melena, colitis, stomatitis, glossitis, erythema, eosinophilia, anemia, lymphocytosis, thrombocytopenia, dysuria, urinary retention , cystitis, hyperbilirubinemia, hypothyroidism, hyperglycemia, goiter, mania, confusion, amblyopia, esophagitis, neutropenia, hyponatremia, splenomegaly 

    Mild:  diplopia, vomiting, drowsiness, fever, dizziness, pharyngitis, nausea, rash, diarrhea, tremor, abdominal pain, asthenia, fatigue, back pain, cough, dyspepsia, dysmenorrhea, xerostomia, weight loss, diaphoresis, libido increase, agitation, irritability, emotional lability, hypoesthesia, hyporeflexia, arthralgia, myalgia, sinusitis, epistaxis, flatulence, weight gain, anorexia, increased urinary frequency, xerosis, vertigo, amenorrhea, libido decrease, hyperkinesis, malaise, paranoia, flushing, syncope, yawning, eructation, hypersalivation, gingivitis, appetite stimulation, tinnitus, urticaria, ecchymosis, menorrhagia, polyuria, acne vulgaris, alopecia, hirsutism, skin discoloration, hyperventilation, hiccups, parosmia, ptosis, maculopapular rash, leukocytosis, petechiae, nocturia, urinary urgency, headache, paresthesias, insomnia, anxiety, influenza, infection, rhinitis, pruritus, nasal congestion 

    LAMOTRIGINE BOXED WARNINGS:  per PDR

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, history of angioedema, serious rash

    Lamotrigine use is contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to lamotrigine (e.g., rash, history of angioedema, acute urticaria, extensive pruritus, mucosal ulceration) or other life-threatening hypersensitivity or serious immune-related events. Due to life-threatening serious rash (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis), lamotrigine carries a...


    boxed warning stating the drug should be discontinued if rash occurs at any time during treatment. It is important to note that discontinuation of lamotrigine may not prevent progression to a higher level of severity; therefore patients should be closely monitored. Age is the only factor currently known to predict the occurrence or severity of a rash, with pediatric patients at increased risk. Other possible but unproven factors include concurrent use of valproate, exceeding the initial recommended dose, or exceeding the recommended dose titration. Almost all cases of life-threatening rash have occurred within the first 2 to 8 weeks of treatment. However, a prolonged duration of therapy should not preclude the possibility of an association to the drug. Also, caution is advised when administering lamotrigine to patients with a history of rash or allergy to other anticonvulsants, since non-serious rashes have occurred 3 times more frequently in these patients during treatment with lamotrigine than in those without this history. Lamotrigine should not be resumed following prior discontinuation due to rash unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If the drug is reintroduced and it has been 5 half-lives or longer since the last dose, the manufacturer recommends reinitiating using initial dosing recommendations. Multiorgan hypersensitivity reactions, also known as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), have occurred. Some have been fatal or life threatening. DRESS typically, although not exclusively, presents with fever, rash, and/or lymphadenopathy in association with other organ system involvement, such as hepatitis, nephritis, hematologic abnormalities, myocarditis, or myositis, sometimes resembling an acute viral infection. Eosinophilia is often present. Early manifestations of hypersensitivity (e.g., fever, lymphadenopathy) may be present even though a rash is not evident. If such signs or symptoms are present, the patient should be evaluated immediately. Discontinue lamotrigine if an alternative etiology for the signs or symptoms cannot be established. Lamotrigine may also cause hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), which is a rare but serious uncontrolled immune system response that may result in hospitalization and death. Severe inflammation occurs throughout the body leading to severe problems with blood cells and organs throughout the body. HLH typically presents with a fever (greater than 101 degrees F) and rash. Other signs and symptoms may include enlarged liver with pain, tenderness, or unusual swelling over the liver area in the upper right belly, swollen lymph nodes, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bleeding, or nervous system problems (seizures, trouble walking, difficulty seeing, or other visual disturbances). A diagnosis may be established if 5 of the following symptoms from the HLH-2004 diagnostic criteria are present: fever or rash, enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), cytopenias, elevated concentrations of triglycerides or low blood concentrations of fibrinogen, high concentrations of blood ferritin, hemophagocytosis identified through bone marrow, spleen, or lymph node biopsy, decreased or absent natural killer cell activity, and elevated blood concentrations of CD25 showing prolonged immune cell activation. Evaluate patients who present with fever or rash promptly, as early recognition is necessary to improve outcomes and reduce mortality. HLH may be confused with other serious immune-system reactions such as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS).*

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    LAMOTRIGINE TECHNICAL DATA AND REFERENCES

     

    According to the FDA regarding Lamictal / Lamotrigine Withdrawal:

    Discontinuation Strategy in Bipolar Disorder: As with other AEDs, LAMICTAL / Lamotrigine should not be abruptly discontinued. In the controlled clinical trials, there was no increase in the incidence, type, or severity of adverse experiences following abrupt termination of LAMICTAL / Lamotrigine. In clinical trials in patients with bipolar disorder, 2 patients experienced seizures shortly after abrupt withdrawal of LAMICTAL / Lamotrigine. However, there were confounding factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of seizures in these bipolar patients. Discontinuation of LAMICTAL  / Lamotrigine should involve a step-wise reduction of dose over at least 2 weeks (approximately 50% per week) unless safety concerns require a more rapid withdrawal.*

    Withdrawal Seizures: As with other AEDs, LAMICTAL / Lamotrigine should not be abruptly discontinued.

    Withdrawal Seizures: As with other AEDs, LAMICTAL / Lamotrigine should not be abruptly discontinued.

    In patients with epilepsy there is a possibility of increasing seizure frequency. In clinical trials in patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2 patients experienced seizures shortly after abrupt withdrawal of LAMICTAL. However, there were confounding factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of seizures in these bipolar patients. Unless safety concerns require a more rapid withdrawal, the dose of LAMICTAL should be tapered over a period of at least 2 weeks (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).*


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    *The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

    * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

    *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.

    *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.

    *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..