I was in hospital for a week due to a serious rash induced by Lamotrigine. I got out a week and a half ago, and I'm still sick. I stopped taking this drug while in hospital. I had only been on it for just over a week. While in hospital, I was on high doses of prednisone, benadryl, and zantac. I also took Ativan for a racing pulse (145). And I'm on 30mg of Celexa daily, so I took that as well.
My rash is pretty much gone. I have really bad nausea, and I vomit at least once daily. I have had a headache since before I entered the hospital, and I only have relief first thing in the morning. It is so bad it keeps me from getting to sleep at night. Now today, I'm feeling very faint at times. I know what it's like to pass out, and that's what I feel will happen if I don't sit or lie down immediately.
I went to my doctor on Monday, and my pulse was still fast. Blood pressure still low. I needed another drug to replace the Lamotrigine immediately, as I am bi-polar, and haven't been doing well since I had to stop this drug. I was put on Zeldox. I've only been taking 40mg once daily since Tuesday. He switched the Zantac to Nexium for the nausea.
So, right now, I'm taking 40mg Zeldox, 30mg Celexa, and 40mg Nexium all once daily.
I find that I have to take Gravol every night (and usually 1mg Ativan) to feel well enough to fall asleep. Advil or Ibuprofen does not even put a DENT in these headaches.
Why am I still sick?