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I have been on Lamictal for about 4 years now, it did wonders on getting my seizures under control along with Tegretol and Topamax, but I have noticed that I have amazingly vivid and wild dreams, and I almost always remember what happens. Anyone else notice this? Maybe I am just a good dreamer?

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I've been on Lamictal for 6 years now and am the same way. I remember almost every dream and they make good stories! I'm told I also talk in my sleep and the dream I remember never has anything to do with what I said. I remember once I had an awesome dream about having super powers only to find out later from my roommate that I had been swearing in my sleep.
I too have been told I talk in my sleep, and just the other night I guess I took a stroll around my house...I guess thats a good way to put it :) I just had a dream about breaking in to someones camper and then running all the way across town to escape, then i heard a gunshot or something like that and woke up! Crazy, but i remember exactly what everyone was wearing and what was going on, it was so real!

Daniel Leonardich said:
I've been on Lamictal for 6 years now and am the same way. I remember almost every dream and they make good stories! I'm told I also talk in my sleep and the dream I remember never has anything to do with what I said. I remember once I had an awesome dream about having super powers only to find out later from my roommate that I had been swearing in my sleep.
I also have this same issue.And they allways revolve around some majoe events in my life.
Thanks for the reply! Mine typically dont seem to revolve around key points in my life. It has been interesting though, I slept-walked the other night, after years of not. I have just been talking, mumbling, and giggling in my sleep....who knows what will come out of my mouth!!!
I have always had crazy, vivid dreams for as far back as I can remember. Actually, during my first (nocturnal) TC, supposedly I walked into my mom's room, mumbled something, and went back to my room-where I had the seizure. Of course, I cannot recall any of that; the only thing I recall about that event, was having some weird nightmare. Then I woke up in an ambulance, and thought somebody was kidnapping me.
Man, I don't remember my Neurologist mentioning those type side effects to me!! I've been Taking Lamictal since my Senior year of high school. August of 96, after my temporal lobe ectomy & Tegretol, Dialaton, Phenobarbatol. Those all failed, the combo of the surgery, Lamictal & Topamax has kept them under control. I remember some of the others causing stuff like that, but I guess each of us is affected differently by the same medicen. That sounds like it could be scarey or disasterous!! But then aren't all seizures.
I've had very vivid dreams as well. It's common. I dreamt the other night that I was a city bus going down a sidewalk (with no one noticing). So, yeah...it happens.
I've been on Lamictal for 10 years now. I remember having multiple dreams at night. I never woke up feeling rested in the morning until 2 years ago when my neurologist put me on Trazedone for what he determined was Insomnia. Now I don't remember my dreams very often, but definately get to sleep faster and feel rested in the morning.
Thats very interesting to me, I have one major problem with my sleep, I AM ALWAYS TIRED! That is never fun to have to deal with while at work or even at home. My boyfriend gets frustrated sometimes and doesnt understand how at 7 or 8 o'clock i can be ready to go to bed. I have been getting up at the same time for as long as i can remember and i still struggle to get up in the morning

Esther Robin Hughett said:
I've been on Lamictal for 10 years now. I remember having multiple dreams at night. I never woke up feeling rested in the morning until 2 years ago when my neurologist put me on Trazedone for what he determined was Insomnia. Now I don't remember my dreams very often, but definately get to sleep faster and feel rested in the morning.
I get up 3 times for a wee and have 3 dreams and like to stay in bed my age 70 my mother died age 101but yet to find the right med
Colby I am ALWAYS TIRED no get up and go, I'm told it's because medes are to slow the electricity in the brain down or they wouldn't do their job. hitting the head so often in seizures can't have helped either! Meds for 68yrs. have an effect. They didn't know much when I started!    Colby Liberty said:
Thats very interesting to me, I have one major problem with my sleep, I AM ALWAYS TIRED! That is never fun to have to deal with while at work or even at home. My boyfriend gets frustrated sometimes and doesnt understand how at 7 or 8 o'clock i can be ready to go to bed. I have been getting up at the same time for as long as i can remember and i still struggle to get up in the morning

Esther Robin Hughett said:
I've been on Lamictal for 10 years now. I remember having multiple dreams at night. I never woke up feeling rested in the morning until 2 years ago when my neurologist put me on Trazedone for what he determined was Insomnia. Now I don't remember my dreams very often, but definately get to sleep faster and feel rested in the morning.

THe same here Mary. I was aroun 4 when I started the seizures. I am 55.

They didn't know much. So you delt with it as best as you can.

I put mom through H  when I was young. She was always on needles and pins.

I use to yell at her because she didn't let me do alot of stuff the other kids were doing.

Little did I know she was worried about me having a seizure.

Right now I am on Lamictal 200 mm 3 X day. It is working.

Dilantin 100mm 3X a day and Mysoline aor also known as Pridione 50mm 4 X day.

I have trouble sleeping. Also Zoloft 50mm once a day.

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