I just posted about this in a different lamictal itch thread today, actually.. how funny. Anyway, about a week ago I titrated from 50mg to 100mg of lamictal (this is the 2nd time I've been on lamictal) and in this same timerame have noticed intense itchiness all over my body. A few times I've scratched absent-mindedly so hard that I ended up with open sores where I scratched the skin completely off.
I have no rash and am not particularly worried about having one. I am going to wait it out and see if the itchiness subsides over the next week or so. If it continues, (I am to stay at 100mg of lamictal as my daily dose), I will then consult my pdoc. I am hesitant, however, because I don't see what he can really do about it other than take me off of it, which I don't want to do because it has helped a lot.
The first time I was on it, I never experienced this itching. Or perhaps I did and don't remember.
It has been interesting trying to figure out what was causing this itch problem, because about a month ago I started using different soap, and I also am suffering from springtime allergies. Finding that it is probably the lamictal and that a lot of people have this side effect then titrating makes me feel a bit better about it. Wish me luck! :-)
Diagnosis: Bipolar I, Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Panic Disorder
Medications: Lamictal 200mg, Lorazepam 2mg (PRN), Clonazepam 2mg
Old Medications: Buspar, Paxil, Lexapro, Lamictal, Topamax, Geodon, Clonazepam, Abilify, Seroquel XR, Citalopram, Risperidone, Seroquel IR, Viibryd, wellbutrin