LilacOutsideMyWindow Posted December 4, 2010 Share Posted December 4, 2010 For the past couple weeks I've had a return of headaches, and I was just chalking them up to lamotrigine headaches. Then in just the last few days, I've been light headed and dizzy when standing up after sitting for awhile. This morning, it was so bad I had to hold onto the desk and sit back down so as not to fall. Most of my life I had normal-low blood pressure, 90/60 being an average reading for me, and I've had this issue off and on. The past few years, however, my blood pressure had gone up (120/70 back in March) but I was also obese (now down to just overweight after losing 30lbs). The patient info sheet on lamotrigine does list postural hypotension as an infrequent side effect. I have been dieting to lose weight, but have recently INCREASED the calories I eat each day, so I don't think it's due to not eating enough. I am also trying to pay attention to make sure I drink enough water. I have increased my coffee recently, but I would have thought that would raise my blood pressure, not lower it. I will speak to my pdoc about it at our next appt. Until then, if you've dealt with this, were you able to treat the low blood pressure and stay on lamotrigine? I'm the most stable I've ever been (and was even more so before I stopped Abilify) and I'd really like to keep taking this med. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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