I've been having muscle spasms and cramps in my back, neck and sides, radiating to the front. The chiros have been working on this for months. Actually since well into last year. Nothing is helping. At my last set of treatments my chiro said adjusting my back was like trying to adjust a slab of concrete. It was that rigid and seized. Granted I've had a lot of stress. I've gone to the gym a few times only, because I stiffen up and get spasms. Nothing as exciting or adrenaline releasing as having > 200 lbs on your shoulders and having your midsection seize up so you can't move up or down.
But I'm also finding myself having mood swings almost as bad as before I went on the meds. Though the intense anger is evened out. No more road rage or other irrational rages. I just get pissed off easily.
I found this...
There's more...Lamictal's Not So Common Side Effects: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is earning a reputation for muscle aches, everything from just a twinge in your neck or back to full-body aches that make you wonder if you were possessed by some spirit that made you participate in a triathalon the day before and have no memory of it. - from the Crazy Meds site (http://www.crazymeds.us/).
I saw my p-doc the other week, and won't again until September. I told him about my mood swings but we chalked it up to the stress lately. But I may call to speak to him. If this med isn't doing anything for me, but making me worse, I may as well wean off it. Can I be any worse?Common side effects include headaches, dizziness and insomnia. Other side effects may include acne and skin irritation, vivid dreams or nightmares, night sweats, body aches and cramps, muscle aches, dry mouth, fatigue, memory and cognitive problems, irritability, weight changes, hair loss, changes in libido, frequent urination, nausea, and other side effects. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamictal#Side_effects