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I've been on Lamictal for ten months with no problems or side effects whatsoever. Yesterday I developed a rash on my arms and legs that is moderately itchy. The rash is small red bumps. I did start taking a new vitamin supplement recently.

Can you get the Lamictal rash so long after starting it?

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I had a very bad rash when I tried one brand of Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements. Went off it. Rash went away. Gave it some time, then tried another brand. No rash.

If you haven't read it yet, check out this thread. Help! I'm itchy and scratchy and have hives--is this the end of Lamictal? Read though it and you'll see the other symptoms to look for re: the serious SJS rash.

Another aspect (don't know if this applies to you) I just came across recently: Lamotrigine-Induced Rash After Sun Exposure. Perhaps a good reminder that we all need to be careful about sun exposure?

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I've been on Lamictal for ten months with no problems or side effects whatsoever. Yesterday I developed a rash on my arms and legs that is moderately itchy. The rash is small red bumps. I did start taking a new vitamin supplement recently.

Can you get the Lamictal rash so long after starting it?

Hi Waterfall...how's the rash....any change? Hope it got better. I was having rash problems too with Lamictal, but I stopped and now am titrating back up even more slowly from the beginning (started at 5 mg/day) and it is much better (pretty much non-existant.)

A thought....I also cooked up a batch of steel-cut oats last night (don't use quick cooking or rolled--steel cut look like very coarse cornmeal or chopped nuts.) Anyway, oatmeal is supposed to have anti-itch, pro-healing, hypoallergenic qualities etc. They put it in many hand lotions, including Aveeno brand.

So I soaked my feet in the soupy (cooled!) oatmeal slop for a while, and it really did help the itching. (My itchy feet are not related to Lamictal but a nasty case of athlete's foot--yuk!) So, I figure if I get a rash again related to Lamictal (assuming it's non-serious) I may try the oatmeal thing again.

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I dunno. I dunno why I 'm even replying if I dunno. I've taken Lamictal for 1 1/2 yrs and have never had a rash that I could attribute to the drug. I've had rashes, don't get me wrong, but none from Lamictal.

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The rash is gone. It was mostly on my left leg. I have no idea what it was. Wierd!

Good! My rash is gone, too, and I'm back on Lamictal. That's good--I think it's really helping me, and I'm glad I'm able to take it again.

With all the hoo-ha about exceedingly rare reports of life-threatening rashes with this drug, I think it's good to put out there the idea that every little rash a person has while on the drug does not necessarily mean it must be discontinued forever (at least in my non-credentialed opintion.) Medical professionals probably tend to to err on the side of caution in telling people to get off LTG in the event of any rash. However, our experiences seem to show that stopping the drug may not be necessary for all.

I still recommend keeping the oatmeal on hand for cases of poison ivy, etc., and for breakfast.

CB

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