Sorry for the harsh lighting!!! In this video I review the psychiatric medication called Lamictal (generic is Lamotragine). Lamictal is an anticonvulsant mood-stabilizer, usually prescribed for bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Thanks for watching! Feel free to share your own experiences in the comments below! Don't forget to like, comment, share and subscribe. Click Here To Subscribe: http://tinyurl.com/lyymlu4 Hi my name is Sammi. My channel is essentially about my experiences in life, answering viewer questions, and attempting to give occasional advice. I also make fun videos such as beauty, fashion, hauls, unboxing, gaming, and review videos. Welcome to my channel! If you like my videos don't forget to subscribe. Social Media Links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rawsammi Tumblr: http://nadadrop.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sammibunny23 Instagram: @rawsammi Blog: http://rawsammi.com Patreon: http://patreon.com/rawsammi Fashion tumblr: http://sammibunny23.tumblr.com New P.O. Box!!: Samantha Adams P.O. Box 133085 Atlanta, GA 30333 Get a free audiobook: http://audibletrial.com/rawsammi
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These are all the psychiatric drugs I've taken for Depression and Bipolar Disorder. The side effects going onto each drug and increasing the dosage are really awful and made me sick all the time. But I LOVE the result and it's worth fighting through all the acne, exhaustion, flu-like symptoms, dehydration, etc. I have Bipolar 2 and experience mostly depressive episodes with lighter hypomanic times. Here is the playlist I promised of all the videos I've made about Bipolar Disorder: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6zP_UCWqLrHX2Yz38MCsPww4c3JKvVrN MY LAST VIDEO (The Yoga Challenge): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXO7... You can connect with me too :)) ❤️ MY WEBSITE where I post all my writing: http://www.lizziesanswers.com 🎨 INSTAGRAM: lizziereezay http://www.instagram.com/lizziereezay 👻 SNAPCHAT: LizziesAnswers 🐦 Twitter: @lizziereezay http://www.twitter.com/lizziereezay FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/lizziereezay ⚓️🚙
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Playlists for all of my videos can be found on Spotify Spotify ~ https://open.spotify.com/collection/playlists THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR WATCHING!! Please, Please, Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions or comments I shoot my videos with a Canon 70D @ 1920x1080 RAW /30fps using a Canon 24-105mm f/4 Lens Hit that like button or Please Click Here To Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/shoelesstroy Accepting donations to upgrade my film production equipment in order to produce the best quality videos for y'all to see PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TriPolarTroy Email: TripolarTroy@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TriPolarTroy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TriPolarTroy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tripolartroy/ Entire Bipolar Mania Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgKCrS5-teFAmVayWKtRULicGrkzHIKaQ #Bipolar #Mania #BipolaMania #RapidCycling #MixedState #Authenticity #Authentic *WARNING* I Use Lots of Profanity Hey y'all my name is Troy and I have Bipolar Type I Disorder with Rapid Cycling and Mixed Episodes and most of my videos are focused on my Mania. When I was diagnosed isn't very important because I'm pretty sure I've had it my entire life. I was U.S. Marine from 1988-1991 and then worked as a Federal Officer for U.S. Customs from 1996 until a severe manic episode with psychosis in 2011 which ended my career and my 12 year marriage. Please feel free to leave me a comment or reach out to me through any of the social media links listed above. I may not have the answer but I will reply. Thank you so much for watching and listening to me ramble. :-) I'm not looking for pity or attention or sympathy, my hope is to inform, educate, raise awareness, fight the stigma associated with Bipolar Disorder. My videos are a mix of me giving advice on how to manage mania, depression, psychosis, rapid cycling & Mixed States through mindfulness, meditation, self-awareness, positive energy, the importance of quality sleep & being a self-advocate. Please understand that I am not a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Therapist or anything resembling a member of any medical field. My videos are simply me explaining the methods, tips and strategies that I have used to help me reach some level of stability so if you try any of my suggestions you are doing so at your own risk. You should always speak with your Dr. about anything new you want to try with regard to improving your mental health. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The production of this video was made possible by me and the following Origin PC Millennium / 34" LG Ultra Wide Monitor Wondershare Filmora Video Editing Software Price: $49.99 http://store.wondershare.com/shop/buy/buy-video-editor.html Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Price: $899.00 http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-Body-Only/dp/B00DMS0GTC/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1449896135&sr=1-3&keywords=Canon+EOS+70D Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Price: $699.99 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-24-105mm-5DIII-70DII-Cameras/dp/6541654530/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481865555&sr=8-3&keywords=Canon+EF+24-105mm+f%2F4+L+IS+USM+Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Prime Lens Price: $349.99 http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Standard-Medium-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVCZ/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1453510347&sr=1-3&keywords=canon+50mm+1.4 Hoya 58mm Neutral Density NDX400, 9 Stop Multi-Coated Glass Filter http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Neutral-Density-NDX400-Multi-Coated/dp/B001197322/ref=sr_1_7?srs=2529579011&ie=UTF8&qid=1456068595&sr=8-7&keywords=58mm Rode VideoMic Pro Microphone Price: $229.00 http://www.amazon.com/Rode-VMPR-VideoMic-Rycote-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1449896026&sr=1-2&keywords=rode+videomic+pro Sunpak Ultra 7000TM Tri-Monopod Price: $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/Sunpak-Ultra-7000TM-Tri-Monopod-Black/dp/B0116LC08Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449961236&sr=8-2&keywords=sunpak+ultra+7000tm Transcend 64 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 SD Card Price: $25.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J3KA814?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 Foto&Tech FTRC-6 IR Wireless Remote Control For Canon Price: $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FP1BQ1Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 Neewer Dimmable 18" Diameter 75W Studio Ring Light Price: $139.99 http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Camera-Photo-Dimmable-Fluorescent/dp/B00O1UCDKU/ref=sr_1_4?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1451957872&sr=1-4&keywords=neewer+dimmable+18+diameter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Developed and produced by http://www.MechanismsinMedicine.com Animation Description: Bipolar Disorder encompasses a wide spectrum of symptoms and is classified according to the types of mood episodes exhibited, including: manic, hypomanic, major depressive and mixed episodes. Bipolar I disorder involves a manic or mixed episode in contrast to Bipolar II disorder, which involves at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode, but no full manic or mixed episodes. Bipolar Disorder should be differentiated from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which is diagnosed when a patient experiences one or more major depressive episodes without any lifetime episodes of hypomania or mania. Depicted here is a life chart (or mood chart), which follows the patient's lifetime history of mood episodes. This permits the identification of mood episodes that are the most prevalent and important to prevent. In this patient, as with many patients with bipolar disorder, depressive episodes become the more prominent aspect of the illness as the person ages. Several morphometric differences have been observed in the brains of Bipolar Disorder patients relative to healthy subjects. White matter hyperintensities and reduction in grey matter volume, identified with MRI, have been described in patients with Bipolar Disorder. Increased ventricular size and decreased frontal cortical area volumes may also be observed in Bipolar Disorder patients. The pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder encompasses environmental, behavioural, neuronal, cellular, and molecular levels. At the molecular level, aberrant signaling cascades alter synaptic plasticity. Strong evidence supporting the importance of second messenger signaling has come from studying the targets of mood stabilizing drugs such as lithium. GSK-3 and IP3 signaling cascades are known to mediate axonogenesis, synaptogenesis, neuronal growth and cone spreading. Other downstream effects may also be involved. The heritability of bipolar disorder is around 80%. Monozygotic twins are reported to have a higher incidence of developing Bipolar Disorder, approximately 40%, whereas the incidence is only 10% in dizygotic twins. Although the process of developing bipolar disorder likely arises from complex interactions between genes and environmental factors, the specific genes that contribute to this risk are not known with certainty. Variations of several genes have been identified as potential contributors to the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. Among the identified genes are those associated with serotonin signaling (SLC6A4, TPH2), dopamine signaling (SLC6A3, DRD4), glutamate transmission (DAOA, DTNBP1), and cell maintenance and growth (NRG1, BDNF, DISC1). The most significant environmental triggers of mood episodes among patients with bipolar disorder include use of drugs with mood-altering properties, changes in circadian rhythm, and life stressors. Successful management of bipolar disorder requires particular attention to minimizing the effects of these influences. It is also available on http://www.MDPracticeGuide.com - wholly CME guideline resource dedicated to the needs of busy, practice-based physicians, which spans multiple therapeutic areas.
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PayPal Donate - paypal.me/CodyAustinDalla Share this video! With anyone who takes this evil drug! Lamotrigine blocks the glutimine receptors in the brain preventing learning, memory, and muscle tone. SOUNDS WONDERFUL RIGHT?! Well it gets worse 😫😉 It will also block workout supplements :D thank you evil Lamotrigine 🙃👎 go fuck yourself and every doctor that gives you to a child with bipolar or epilepsy Website - http://www.clinicallyinsanebiohacker.com T-Shirts and funny products - https://www.redbubble.com/people/thebossGOD1/shop?asc=u Buy My Book - https://goo.gl/WeJ3o2 Video by : Cody Austin Dalla Youtube : thebossGOD1 (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧ LINKS BELOW ╰(◉ᾥ◉)╯ PayPal Donate - paypal.me/CodyAustinDalla Website - http://www.clinicallyinsanebiohacker.com T-Shirts and funny products - https://www.redbubble.com/people/thebossGOD1/shop?asc=u Buy My Book - https://goo.gl/WeJ3o2 Video by - Cody Austin Dalla Youtube - thebossGOD1 other channel - vocalMOD2 Buy Custom Made Subliminals on my Patreon Page HERE - patreon.com/thebossGOD1 JOIN OUR GOOGLE+ GROUP HERE! - https://plus.google.com/communities/109052012999349025603?sqinv=VDFKLWZYNTFnQ3l4Q29lNEl4YWFwZEpmWFQ2WkxR
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I hope you enjoyed the video! Here is a link to test your knowledge: http://empowern.com/2015/08/bipolar-medication-lithium/ Lithium belongs to the drug class: antimanic agents and it is sold under the US brand names: Lithobid, Eskalith, Eskalith-CR. More than 5.7 million American adults or 2.6 percent of the population age 18 or older in any given year have bipolar disorder. Lithium is helping some of this American. It has become one of the first and widely used psychiatric drugs for the treatment of bipolar disorder in the United States, since its approval in the 1970s. It also has become one of the most studied psychiatric medications. Indication: Lithium is an effective drug for bipolar disorder as its properties help to prevent, as well as stabilize, manic-depressive mood swings that occur in this psychiatric condition. By controlling mood disorder, it also reduces the risk of suicide. This is an advantage of lithium that is lacking in some other drugs. But it is more effective in preventing depression than it is in preventing mania. However, it needs time to develop and reach its ideal therapeutic level in the body before it induces any effects. Usually it takes about 1-3 weeks, however, in the case of sudden or acute bipolar episodes, if lithium hasn’t reached its optimum level in the client’s body, it can be prescribed along with other medications for effectiveness. Lithium can also be prescribed for other psychiatric disorders besides bipolar disorder. It can be useful when other drugs fail in conditions such as schizophrenia, major depression, and certain psychiatric problems in children. Mechanism of Action: Although lithium had been used for more than 50 years in the treatment of bipolar disorder, its mechanism of action was unknown; until 1998. Scientists didn’t know the cause of mood swings in bipolar disorder either. A study made in 1998, by a group of researchers from Wisconsin University shed light on how lithium works and why it is effective. It was concluded that lithium acts on certain nerve cells in the brain and the receptors of the neurotransmitter glutamate. Lithium has a dual effect on these receptors, and using this, it helps to regulate the level of glutamate between cells, preventing it from reaching too high or too low concentrations. According to the director of this research, Dr. Lowell Hokin, who is also a school professor of pharmacology at Wisconsin University; too little glutamate between neurons cause depression, while excessive amounts of glutamate cause mania. But it is also believed that there are more causes and factors involved in these disorders besides the level of glutamate, but nevertheless, the study has been very helpful as it has uncovered the fundamental causes of bipolar disorder.
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I get a lot of questions about bipolar medications and, in this video, I answer them; including how they changed my life for the better. If you’re recently diagnosed, one of the biggest problems is finding the right medication for bipolar disorder that works specifically for you. Unfortunately, this can be extremely difficult and exhausting. After my diagnosis of bipolar 2, the first step was trying various medications to see what worked and what didn't. Unfortunately, the side effects of many of these bipolar medications can be severe, such as weight gain, extreme drowsiness, and other effects that hinder a person's ability to function. There was a point that the bipolar medications seemed to only increase my depressive and emotional behavior. I was incapable of communicating properly with those around me. Finally, I went to my doctors and demanded to find the right routine of medications. It took me around 5 years to find a steady regimen of medications that efficiently managed my bipolar disorder without dampening my personality and increasing my weight. I still experience highs and lows on medication, however, I have more control over it, whereas before my condition was in control of me. Hopefully, in the future, research will uncover new treatment methods with fewer side effects. Until then, do not lose hope and continue communicating with medical professionals seeking the right routine of bipolar medications for you. In the comments, I hope you'll share your experience with bipolar meds and, in what ways, have they helped you. ------- Hannah posts a new video every Monday morning on the HealthyPlace YouTube Channel. You can help spread awareness and understanding by sharing this video or playlist. And if you find the video helpful, I hope you'll give it a thumbs up. I'm Hannah. I Have Bipolar 2 Playlist: http://ow.ly/RR99305UIxg BIPOLAR MEDICATIONS INFORMATION Bipolar Medication: Types, How Bipolar Meds Work http://ow.ly/u5VJ3071XZY Medications for Bipolar Depression http://ow.ly/uhyW3071Y69 Side Effects of Bipolar Medication and How to Treat Them http://ow.ly/F2RF3071Y1z Medication Side Effects Suck, Why Take Bipolar Medications? http://ow.ly/7W6J3071Yce
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Yo yiggity yo as the kids are saying. I went to the doctor and found out I am in fact a basket case (technically I don't have an official diagnosis but I exaggerate to seem more interesting). Now I spend my days ingesting ~poison chemicals~ made specially for me by the evil bigwigs in ~big pharma~ (shoutout to pfizer). Does she have epilepsy? Does she have bipolar disorder (yes)? Does she have a drug problem (probably yes also)? The world may never know. I'm on this bullshit mood stabilizer that is not actually bullshit but I like calling things bullshit. Incidentally, it is also an anticonvulsant, so I suppose you could say it is working, as I haven't had any seizures since I started taking it. However, I also haven't had any seizures before I started taking it, because I'm not fucking epileptic. I haven't hit my maintenance dose yet (although I'm writing this a few days after the recording and I've had a good couple of days, so maybe 100mg is the beginning of something gr8) but here is a video of me talking about my side effects (headaches, nausea, ugliness, depression maybe, or maybe I am just generally a mess) thus far. If you listen closely, you can hear my little sister slam the toilet seat shut and stomp down the hall. Don't try to get my personal info from the little glimpses of my prescription bottles because I will literally bite off your balls if you show up at my house (alternatively, I will dig out your ovaries. I'm all about the gonads). It may seem like I'm extra nuts based on this rambly train of thought, but a bitch gotta pay the bills (even though I haven't even made enough money to receive a single payment from adsense and I've been partnered since ninth fucking grade) and SEO is boring unless you type continuously like a space wasting asshole. Just call me Willow Marbles! If you have read this far, why? Do you have children? A husband or something? Not that you should validate your existence with other people, but don't you have something to do? I've written a book, please read that instead. I'm assuming that if you're reading this whole fucking description, you must be interested enough in me to read a book I've written. But hold your goddamn horses because it isn't edited yet. There's a lot of shit about death in that book. Get ready. I'll jerk your tears like they've never been jerked before. Speaking of death: suicide. Is a thing that I talk about in this video. To clarify, I'm not suicidal. I don't want to die. I just get suicidal ideations, where my own internal voice repeatedly tells me that I want to kill myself. It's not a "voice" that I'd confuse for a real one, like in schizophrenia, and it's not an actual desire that I harbor. Just a very intrusive and terrifying thought. Anyone who is going to come to this video to say anything about how psychological meds make me "not myself" or they're bad for me or I should just work through it, or ANYTHING about how i'm medicating a condition that "isn't even proven to exist," just save yourself the trouble and instead, repeatedly fuck yourself with a bowling pin. Orifice of your choice.
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Watch more Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/502059-What-Is-Lamictal-Epilepsy Lamictal or Lamotrigine is another great medication that's used to control epilepsy. It's been out for a number of years. In fact it is now available in a generic formalization but it's also available in a extended release and in a o d t, which is a oral disintegrating tablet. So it's a pill you can place on your tongue. It's great for little kids and it just dissolves. It's another sodium channel drug which is interesting. It's good for both partial complex seizures as well as generalized seizures. It also has a FDA approval for bipolar disorder as well. And it's really well tolerated. Very few side effects. The big side effect and the big black box warning with Lamotrigine is that you can develop a bad rash from it. It's called a Stevens Johnson reaction. So what happens is if you start the dose abruptly or you try to treat it too quickly and raise the dose to quickly, or if you use in combination with other medications. You can develop this rash that's sort of a red raised rash. Usually on the trunk and the chest. It gets worse, it can spread to the mouth. If that happens it's something that needs to get treated in the hospital with steroids, but usually you can avoid that happening at by slowly increasing the dose, by telling the patients about the possibility of this rash developing. And if the rash develops you hold the medication and give them benadryl. But the rash shouldn't stop you from thinking about using this medication. Very few people get the rash. The rash is usually easily manageable, because it's such a great medication with few cognitive side effects. No weight gain. Only rarely have people complained about insomnia with lymictal. But in overall it's a great medication. It works well and it's used for a bunch of different seizure types. Works on sodium channels. Well tolerated and it's also another one that can be used in pregnancy at lower doses not at higher doses.
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This video is about the medication I take, Lamictal and Levetiracetam. My thoughts and feelings on growing up with the medication and how it all affected my social life. Your not alone.
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A little bit about my med journey/ history for Bipolar 1 and what has been helping keep me stable for the past few months. I currently take: Lamictal 150mg, Lexapro 10mg, Saphris 15mg. Thanks for watching! :)
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Robert D. McMullen, MD about Medications for Depression & Bipolar http://tmsbraincare.com/medications-bipolar-depression-hd-video/ Medications for treatment of Depression & Bipolar disorders Major depressive disorder is also known as major depression, clinical depression, or unipolar depression. The term unipolar refers to the presence of one pole, or one extreme of mood- depressed mood. This may be compared with bipolar depression which has the two poles of depressed mood and mania (i.e., euphoria, heightened emotion and activity). Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) causes serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior—from the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other These are of 2 types • Bipolar I disorder involves periods of severe mood episodes from mania to depression. The highs may even require hospitalization of the person. • Bipolar II disorder is a milder form of mood elevation, involving milder episodes of hypomania that alternate with periods of severe depression The depression that people with bipolar disorder experience is generally of a melancholic or psychotic type and therefore more biological in its nature. The depression found in these bipolar patients can be difficult to treat than unipolar depression as the antidepressants can cause them to have greater mood swings. These patients need to be on mood-stabilizing drugs. The antidepressants alone can actually increase the manic episodes and worsen the disorder. Antidepressants: divided into three main classes: • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - were developed in the 1980's and are the most common prescribed today. They are sold under brand names such as Prozac, Paxil, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, Celexa • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) There are three types of MAOIs, phenelzine,(Nardil) isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine, ( Parnate) and moclobemide.) • Tricyclic drugs (TCAs). (sold as Amitriptyline, Imipramine) For effective control and to limit the side effects a combination can be used such as Wellbutrin (or bupropion). Mechanisms of action are different hence lower doses of both help control side effects. The combination of Zoloft and wellbutruim earned the popular name Welloft. The MAO inhibitors are more effective than the SSRI drugs. But can cause severe weight gain and therefore patients need to work on diet control, else the spike in blood pressure can be dangerous. They are contraindicated with drugs that work on serotonin. Lamictal (or Lamotrigine) was FDA approved for treating depression in 2003.The main advantage being, no sexual dysfunction, no sexual side effects and no weight gain. There is no sedative effect and dosage is generally much less than used for seizures. If any of the above mentioned combinations are ineffective in controlling depression, the thyroid hormone replacement drug Cytopan or Cytomel or Synthroid can be added to any of the above drug. Atypical anti-psychotics such as low doses of Zyprexa, or Abilify, or Seroquel, and the latest Quetiapine can also be prescribed. 150 mg of Lithium, normally prescribe for Bipolar at much higher doses, can be used safely without having to get regular blood checks. TMS BrainCare Address: #2, 171 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024 Phone: (212) 362-9635 http://tmsbraincare.com
I share my experiences throughout my process of finding the right medication for me. I'll talk about my initial personal stigma against medication, and how the view has changed over time. From the intense side effects of Abilify, rash scares from Lamictal, to weight gain from Depakote. I want to remind everyone that their experiences with these same medications could be completely different. I hope my story inspires people to have more open conversations with their psychiatrists on what actually works. I have heard countless times of people with mental heath issues never speaking up that their treatment isn't work. My medication for bipolar disorder is just part of my daily routine now. I don't really think much of it anymore. I don't like taking meds, but hey, I'm not that crazy about shoving contacts in my eyes every morning either. But I am willing to do these daily chores because they allow me to live a more productive and happy life. Please visit www.blissify.org for more video and written content about mental health. Our philosophy is "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind." The body works as one synchronized unit. We hope to inspire people to make healthy choices to benefit both their body and mind.
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My Bipolar 2 condition. Video 4 Discussing Lamictal & Lithium. Sharing my story, maybe you can relate, maybe I can offer some hope and advice.
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www.KneeTie.com https://www.gorungo.com - Evidence-based Course for Stress and Anxiety Reduction Best Addiction Reduction Course that is Evidence-based - www.KneeTie.com https://www.kneetie.io - like our facebook page This is an Instructional Video on the Medication Lamictal/Lamotrigine, otherwise thought of as an antiseizure Medication.
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Check out my blog for a FREE Ketogenic diet cookbook - https://getfitandhealthyathome.com/free-keto-cookbook-bacon-and-butter/ I was on lamictal for almost a decade in my twenties. Lamictal caused the most extreme side effects of the four different anti-convulsants that I have taken to control my epilepsy. The side effects of lamictal on my body were double vision, slower thinking skills, and terrible bouts of vertigo which were worse than seizures for me. One day when I was driving, I did start seeing double. It was awful. It was also a catalyst to get healthier and improve my health to the point where I wouldn't be relying on medication for my seizure control. When I started lamictal, the side effects that were listed were minimal. It was a newer drug and the only side effect of lamictal that my doctor was concerned about was the chance of a rash. I started to experience double visions months after I began taking the medication. It took me awhile to realize that my double vision was a lamictal side effect. Be informed before going on Lamictal. It is a drug and can control your seizures, but be forewarned that there are side effects and you will likely experience them. Is there anything that you can do about the side effects of lamictal? I recommend doing some clay detox baths to draw out some of the toxins that the prescription medications leave in your body. It reduces the stress on your body and can help you feel healthier and live a higher quality of life. 0:01 lamictal side effects video begins 0:15 I am the author of Seizure Free, Addressing the Causes of Seizures Naturally 0:25 Lamictal side effects on me Check out my blog for more info on me - http://melindacurle.com/2013/09/28/addressing-the-causes-of-seizures-naturally/
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First and foremost, this is for informative purposes. I'm not suggesting anyone take medication without seeing a physician. Part of a series on Psychiatry and CCHR, which is an anti-psychiatry organization. I posted my own personal experience, and I asked some of the good folks over at Yahoo!Answers for their experiences with medication, and if it was working. I had a few answerers that said it would be ok to post their response, so here's one of those. here's a link for the medication: http://www.drugs.com/pro/lamictal.html
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Great Video on a new drug used to treat seizures,
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You know the medication works but... maybe, just maybe it will be ok to stop it. But... in the past, every time you do all heck breaks loose! Why is it so hard to follow through on what you know will help??? Dr. Seng discusses how each of us is different but that each physical tendency like Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Depression and Panic Disorder leave you vulnerable going down the wrong road... again... Learn more about Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety and depression at http://www.onenessapproach.com/memberships2/
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Before you take Cymbalta (duloxetine) you should know what to look for. Sharing my story along with others, good and bad. I hope it helps others looking to find the right medication, as we know everyone's boy is different. What works for me may not work for you. Thank you Spoonie's for taking time out of your day to hear me out and to help others. Getting diagnosed and finding what works best for you is so hard but maybe this can help someone. Sending much love! P.S. I prep this weekend for the Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Monday, I will do as I promised and try like hell to record the process for those that are curious. Hugs xx Evie For more info https://www.drugs.com/cymbalta.html ▼ THE GOOD STUFF ▼ SUBSCRIBE ➣to be a part of my spoonie family! www.youtube.com/eviekoehler11 Hi there! Online I am known as Fibro Mom, my name is Evie. I am awful at vlogging but started a channel here on youtube to connect with others that live and struggle with all types of "invisible" diseases..diagnosed or not. Everything from chronic pain to mental illnesses. I want to help remind all Spoonies that they are not alone and I'm here to be a friend. I share videos of my family, life tips to all sorts of different topics. My channel is a lot like my life...unorganized and all over the place but filled with love and great intentions! Not your normal, gorgeous, perfect youtuber but I'm me so come say hi! F E W V I D E O S Who is Fibro Mom❓ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJngjIs0dw Sex and chronic illnesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZqtna3z2E How To Survive A Flare Up? What Does Fibromyalgia Feel Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfDbI4g6Z9w Sex And Chronic Pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZqtna3z2E How To Stay Positive With A Chronic Illness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HJxrXuf-SA What Is Fibro Fog *tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M83FPGoAnUM Fibromyalgia Is NOT real RANT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdNaVZ3dgeA My 5 year old does my makeup https://youtu.be/KrPFtGR0uX4 Are YOU vitamin D deficient? https://youtu.be/35FPXj2yLW0 Embarrassing POOP Problems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bznaul5rUg0 Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy..my story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdDQuppi4E Movies that mock chronic and mental illnesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKoIPgGESM Fibromyalgia Medications | My story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjVheSro5GM Food Stamps and Disability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHgqu0pNuR4 Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kukkVWhDBTc Fibromyalgia Isnt Real! RANT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdNaVZ3dgeA APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BENEFITS AND USES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46VSurKKJ5c THUMBS UP if you enjoyed (helps us out) **COME TALK TO ME** FACEBOOK (support group for all invisible diseases) www.facebook.com/fibromyalgiapain Twitter /FIBROMOM11 Google+ FIBROMOM Instagram www.instagram.com/fibromom11/ Snapchat fibromom11 Blog http://fibromom11.blogspot.com/ 💌 📬📦 WANT TO MAIL ME? #SpoonieMail ⤵ Fibromom P.O.Box #64 Prentice, WI 54556 Would you like to help spread awareness for all "invisible" diseases? Check the Spoonie Merchandise! https://shop.spreadshirt.com/100045225?noCache=true xoxo Spreading awareness one video at a time xoxo For business OR collab inquires firstname.lastname@example.org #SpoonieFamily #spoonie #support #spreadawareness #chronicpain #chronicillness #mentalhealth #findacure #butyoudontlooksick #fibromom #Fibromyalgia #MS #CFS #lymes #IBS #crohns #Endomeotris #cancer #ADHD #Autism #Spinalinjury #fibromom #spooniefamily #spooniestruggles
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A short video discussing where I'm currently at in the progression of this episode, what I'm into and up to, and drinking coffee at 8:00pm! As of this video I take 20mg of Lexapro and 75mg of Lamictal daily. A thorough explanation of Bipolar disorder (1 and 2): http://psycheducation.org/diagnosis/
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Buy "Memorable Psychopharmacology" on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1535280344 This is part the Memorable Psychopharmacology playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeZk8BXkxXt9Yr7ruQtOlnaNt6naDmz2T Mood stabilizers represent a heterogeneous class of medications with an idiosyncratic array of side effects. This lecture will help you cut through the confusion to focus on what's most important.
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Robert D. McMullen, MD 10 min Video About New Depression Treatment. want to know about new Depression treatments visit our website http://tmsbraincare.com/new-depression-treatment/ or visit our office: TMS BrainCare #2, 171 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024 tmsbraincare.com (212) 362-9635 Transcript ======================================================================== …I’m a psychiatrist and I specialize in treatment-resistant depression. I went to medical school at Georgetown University and I did my residency in Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian. For 36 years, I've been specializing mainly in the treatment of difficult psychiatric cases, depression as well as other illnesses and especially treatment-resistant depression. In the last 5 years, I have used a new modality called TMS (trans-cranial magnetic stimulation) and I'll get back to this but I want to mention a few other things that are new that help treatment-resistant depression. One thing is very low dose Lithium like only 150 milligrams a day whereas somebody with manic depression might be on 1200 and to our surprise this low dose often helps people with depression in a week or two. I have 36 people I’ve collected in the last two years that had a significant antidepressant effect within two weeks. Another thing that is somewhat new is taking vitamin D. We make this (it’s a hormone it’s not actually a vitamin, it’s a steroid hormone)… we make this in our skin, at least we make one step of making it, when the sun hits the skin. So all of us are low on this since we no longer are farmers, we are [Inaudible 01:55] and we work in offices and we [Inaudible 01:58] and people should take about 5000 IU once a day and there’s a small but significant proportion of people that they are being low on vitamin D is contributing to their depression. Another new modality is trans-cranial direct-current stimulation- that's a long name, but it means running a little electricity from say the shoulder over to the left forehead and this small amount of electricity has an effect on the brain which is been shown to help depression and I have used it in dozens and dozens of people and sometimes it has been successful. It’s not as successful as the TMS. The TMS is really a revolution in psychiatry. The first machine got FDA approved in 2008 and I obtained the machine in 2010. What it consists of is a giant magnet and the magnet is caused by running electricity through a copper coil and your pulse, enormous amount of electricity through this coil and that causes the magnet to go briefly on and briefly off. So if you put this magnet over the brain you can either stimulate a certain area of the brain, usually when you stimulate the left fore head, which is the left dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex technically or we do an inhibitory treatment on the right side of the brain and if it’s excitatory, it makes the neurons easier to discharge, if it's inhibitory it calms down the neurons and make them less easy to discharge and somehow this causes the depression to remit over about 2 or 3 weeks you'll see good benefits and then by 6 weeks you hope that at least half the people that their depression would be completely gone. Want to read the full viseo Transcript about New Depression Treatment visit http://tmsbraincare.com/10-min-video-new-depression-treatment/
Watch more Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/502057-What-Is-Keppra-Epilepsy Keppra or levetiracetam is one of the biggest medications used to control epilepsy. Its one of the newer ones that came out. It's available by pill or intravenously. It works on what's called an SP2 receptor. So its different than some of the other anti-epileptics and its good for both partial complex seizures as well as generalized tonic-clonic seizures. It's usually very well tolerated. It also comes in a liquid formulation which is great for kids. It can be iv loaded which means if somebody's having a seizure in the emergency room or in the hospital it can be given intravenously to stop the seizure. The biggest side effects are, it makes some people, kinda irritable and nasty. And we deal with that by giving them a B6 vitamin at the same time that we start the keppra. Sometimes you can get a little bit of somnamolism and a little bit of somnambulism being sleepy. But the nice part is it doesn't interact with other drugs. So it has very little drugs to drug interaction. No liver issues, no other blood toxicities. So it's a clean medication, treats multiple seizure types. You don't need to monitor blood levels and it's actually safe in pregnancy, which is another big plus. And it doesn't interfere with oral contraceptives.
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Want to learn more about the ketogenic diet, check out my blog for a free keto cookbook - https://getfitandhealthyathome.com/free-keto-cookbook-bacon-and-butter/ In this video, I review the side effects that I experienced taking an anticonvulsant, Lamictal, to treat my epilepsy to the side effects that can be experienced on the ketogenic diet.
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