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Can Lomotragine be taken if I am already taking Paxil The

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Can Lomotragine be taken if I am already taking Paxil? The Paxil makes me non-suicidal but doesn't touch the other depressive symtoms.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. K replied 6 years ago.
There is no problem with taking those 2 meds together. Keep in mind, any time you try a new medication you need be aware of all positive and negative effects (i.e. side effects). If you have mild or moderate side effects, try to hang in there and see if your body gets adjusted with more time.

I am a huge fan of lamictal. Make sure you aware of the risk of Steven-Johnson Syndrome...but also, luckily, this side effect is much more common in people in their late teens or early 20s...and the risk can be minimized by going very slowly with the dosage.

Next, make sure you treat yourself holistically. I have seen many patients get better with medications...but then they ignore trying to balance their lives with: nutrition, exercise, stress management, psychotherapy, and relaxation therapy.

The last 2 treatments I mentioned are proven by sophisticated studies using brain scans (CT, MRI, EEG, pet scans) to improve brain function.

Also, by formal relaxation therapy I mean yoga, meditation, or similar methods. Having relaxing hobbies is also important, but not quite the same as formal relaxation therapy.
I hope this answers your question. If not, please let me know what clarification you need. Good luck & take care.
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