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06/21/2011 10:34 AM

Lamictal High Cholsterol and High Glucose

GirlDotson
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I started Lamictal (Lamotragine) almost a year ago. I was told it could cause a raise in cholesterol and blood sugar. Well, I had labs done the other day for my new pdoc and was told that my levels in those areas were elevated. Pdoc told me last week that I am considered pre-diabetic because I am overweight, smoke and don't exercise like I should. He had my lab results forwarded over to my reg doc.

Has anyone else had issues with lamictal in thewse regards?

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06/21/2011 04:38 PM
afmom
 
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I've been on it for over 6 months now and luckily for me I haven't had any problems with it yet. I hope things get straightened out for you. Keep us posted.

06/21/2011 04:53 PM
YorkieLove
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My cholesterol is high, sugar is fine. It elevated shortly.after I started effexor so I thought that was the problem. I've been taking lamictal for two years before that with no problems.

06/21/2011 05:17 PM
WastedSpace

Interesting...I have high cholesterol. I was curious if this was related to any meds that I take. I've been on Lamictal for about 4 years. I also have high blood pressure. I'm glad that your brought this up.

06/21/2011 05:35 PM
GirlDotson
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Doc told me low crb, no sweets, low cholesterol diet and a regular exercise program. I suppose that is the kind of thing we should all be doing, but it's a kick in the butt for me.

I almost forgot: He also said I have a very low vitamin D level. Now this one I just don't get. True, I am not an outside person, but I have chocolagte milk every morning and I just love cheese. I eat cheese sticks everyday for a snack. I also read that low vitamin D is a big contributing factor in developing diabetes.

Soooooo, Monday I will start back at the gym. I do grocery shopping in Sundays, so aparently I will have to re-evaluate my grocery list.

Dizzy

Post edited by: GirlDotson, at: 06/21/2011 06:08 PM

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