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I started taking Lamictal again.  I've been on it for about a week and noticed a rash on my neck yesterday.  Today it is worse.  I am discontinuing the medication. 

 

The rash is a bunch of little bumps that look like small blisters.  There is no notable skin discoloration/reddening from what I can see.  I'm not sick or anything, so it's not from a virus.

 

My doctor will not be in until Friday (three days from now).  The rash is on my neck...about a 3x3 inch area on the side of it and around a 2x2 inch area of it on my neck/cervical spine area.  Is it okay if I wait until Friday to be seen?  I'm inclined to think so, but due to the dangers of some rashes figured I'd get another opinion.  I feel mostly okay otherwise.  Just sleepy.

 

I also read that people allergic to Sulfa should NOT take Lamictal??  Is this true?  I'm all kinds of allergic to Sulfa and it's in my chart; the Dr knew.....  And by "all kinds of allergic", I mean the Dr said I can never ever ever ever take Sulfa again because I could die.  I had a rash all over my face and other parts, my tongue doubled in size, and got a big purple line down the middle of it.

 

Thanks.

 

Edit:  added more detail

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if it were me, i'd go get it checked out before Friday, just because of the Lamictal.  even if that's not the cause, since you've had dangerous reactions before, i wouldn't wait.  especially if you start finding it hard to breathe, or your throat feels swollen, or you have a fever.  better safe than sorry.  is there a clinic you can go to right away, or maybe the ER?

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We've got an ER nearby, but it's $200 per visit (with insurance).  :   I'm going to keep an eye on it; if it gets worse, I'll definitely get it checked out before Friday.  The rash developed slowly and I was on a very low dose, so I'm not too concerned that it'll get worse.  But yeah, I'll definitely keep an eye on it!!

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