Lamictal Drug Informative - Be Wary Of Side Effects

Review by goof on 2010-06-08
My daughter was prescribed this drug called Lamictal for her OCD. She was told that the side effects could be a rash. Well she came down with a rash stopped the medication and then came down with Mono she has not been the same since. She was hospitalized as her rash became more and more and had a sunburn like redness all over her. She is still not doing any better and has been to the doctor several times. Her MOMO I believe was a reaction that was not listed and also other side effects.

Sorry it is Mononucleosis
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-10
Posted by goduke on 2010-06-08:
What's MOMO?
Posted by CaptainSpaulding on 2010-06-08:
MOMO syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder which belongs to the overgrowth syndromes and has been diagnosed in only four cases around the world, and occurs in 1 in 100 million births. The name is an acronym of the four primary aspects of the disorder: Macrosomia (excessive birth weight), Obesity, Macrocephaly (excessive head size) and Ocular abnormalities. It is unknown if it is a life-limiting condition. MOMO syndrome was first diagnosed in 1993 by Professor Célia Priszkulnik Koiffmann, a Brazilian researcher in the Genetic and Clinical Studies of neurodevelopmental disorders.

This syndrome's acronym is an intended pun. It refers to the traditionally tall and obese king of Carnivals, Momus—Rei Momo in Portuguese.

Posted by Johanna on 2010-06-08:
If MOMO is a genetic disorder, then it's not likely that the OP's daughter got it from stopping Lamictal. Additionally, it's unwise to stop any medication suddenly without consulting the prescribing doctor first, especially psych drugs.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-06-09:
The most famous OCD sufferer is the fictional beloved Mr. Adrian Monk. I cannot imagine any drug that would help in this disorder. I hope your daughter finds relief from this condition, and while I am not a doctor, I was raised around the medical profession and served as an EMT, I agree that if this MOMO is genetic, then Lacmital ot any other drug probably has nothing to do with it. In all probability, as a doctor told me once when I had a concern, the timing of the revelation of the condition may be coincidental.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2010-06-10:
I have OCD and I do take a drug that works! :-)

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