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Last Updated on July 20, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

Alternative to Meds Center has developed a wide range of lamotrigine alternatives designed to help people regain their joy in living without remaining trapped into struggling with a lifetime on antipsychotic medication.

Medication such as lamotrigine (brand name Lamictal) may have played a vital role during a desperate time of crisis. But frequently, that does not serve well as a permanent solution, and alternatives may serve a person better in numerous other ways.

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Reasons to Consider Lamotrigine Alternatives

Despite their usefulness in certain critical situations, antipsychotic medications are fraught with negative consequences, especially when they are taken for a very long time.5 It is possible, however, to avoid these adverse consequences by implementing lamotrigine alternatives, that can free a person from these negatives. Alternative to Meds has discovered practical options that mean better strategies than having to endure the oppressive side effects of lamotrigine. Of note is the inconvenient fact that over time medication becomes ineffective. Although antipsychotics can provide temporary relief, many people find these drugs untenable as a long-term solution. They tend to suck the joy out of life. For these reasons, it is recommended to consider alternatives to lamotrigine.

Why do people remain on Lamotrigine?

stabilize brain chemistryChoosing an alternative to lamotrigine opens the possibility of successfully discontinuing this medication. Crucial to the process is having qualified medical care and professionals who are familiar with the nuances needed for the best outcome in treatment. Ours is a specialty rehab whose staff has dedicated years of earnest research and discovery so that we can offer a workable pathway to antipsychotic discontinuation that is both safe and comfortable.

After stopping an antipsychotic medication, neurochemistry needs to rebalance. Specifically, we know that hormones, dopamine levels, glutamate, aspartate, etc., attempt to revert back, and eventually normalize. However, over the course of taking an antipsychotic, the body reacts by creating an overabundance of receptor sites. This means that when normal neurochemicals are produced, too many receptor sites act to diminish their effect, potentially resulting in a recurrence of mania, overstimulation, and other unwanted responses. The lamotrigine alternatives used at Alternative to Meds are designed to minimize these reactions using natural means, making withdrawal from lamotrigine much smooth and, happily, quite uneventful.

Natural Solutions

lamotrigine alternativesIntroducing alternatives to lamotrigine plays an important role during a tapering process. Keeping an even keel is a good description.

Programs must be designed differently and precisely for each person, as a cookie-cutter approach just cannot be effective.

Alternative to Meds Center uses protocols designed to stabilize neurochemistry in safe, drug-free ways, and to discover any other areas that were not addressed that could well have contributed to the person’s original symptoms or psychosis.

Top Lamotrigine Alternatives:

  • Lab testing for and removal of neurotoxic accumulations, such as heavy metals, pesticides, etc.
  • Remove toxic products from the home, such as solvents, cleaners, sprays, deodorizers, etc.**
  • Clear the pantry of foods with preservatives, additives, MSG, etc.
  • Avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and other potential stimulants
  • Counseling of various genres
  • Correct the diet, include organic food where possible
  • Test for and correct vitamin/mineral deficiencies with targeted supplementation*
  • Practice mindfulness, meditation, or other calming methods
  • Fresh air, sunshine, mild exercise

**Studies have shown a direct correlation between toxic exposures and psychiatric symptoms.1,2,3
*More information is below on the protocols and therapies used in reaching natural mental health.

Discovering and Addressing Root Causes for Initial Symptoms is Key

Mankind has always, it seemed, been blessed with the desire “to know.” Certainly, the field of medicine started out with a keen eye focused on finding the reasons behind mysterious illnesses and health issues. Over the centuries we have been blessed with discoveries of pathogens, bacteria, and an ever-increasing wealth of knowledge about the internal workings of the human body, functions of organs, hormones, etc. The quest has been to find the answers, whether we are searching for cures for a skin rash, or cancer, or even the common cold. Some outstanding success has been realized in some of these endeavors. The field of health and medicine has been gifted by a host of compassionate geniuses who did their best to solve these mysteries.

dr abram hofferHowever, in the field of mental health, it seems that investigating root causes has somewhat been put to bed early with the popularization of drugs for mental health treatment. Despite this trend, great strides were seen in Dr. Linus Pauling’s work, and that of Dr. Abram Hoffer, and others. But these efforts have not been further pursued with the fervor that they perhaps should have. Certainly, they have been largely ignored, or slow to receive attention in the mainstream circles of medicine. Some might even suggest these avenues have been purposefully blocked. Nonetheless, the quick-fix approach of popping a pill for this, that and the other symptom took center stage, fueled by multi-million-dollar ad campaigns from the pharma industry.

Now, research is waking up again to the wondrous world of investigating why certain disorders or lingering, puzzling symptoms seem to arise “out of nowhere.” Without the knowledge of how and why certain mental health conditions come about, some of which are ruinous, the desperate need for answers capitulated, in many cases, to accepting false and fast solutions in the form of prescription drugs. We can now say these alternatives to lamotrigine and other drugs are seeing more light of day. We no longer have to rely on long-term use of antipsychotic medications.5

Toxic Exposures and Symptoms

lamotrigine heavy metal toxicityDrugs don’t “fix” bad nutrition or toxic exposures to mercury or lead.2,3 A vitamin deficiency is never going to be cured by a dose of anything except what the deficiency actually is. A mind-numbing antipsychotic medication will never fix the torturous stress about a failed examination in college. Delusions from drug abuse perhaps combined with lack of sleep due to allergies to mold in the walls or basement of one’s home won’t be fixed by a pill. But, with proper investigative testing, these factors can be isolated and then addressed, in logical, effective ways. This type of medicine sometimes called alternative medicine, and sometimes called by other names, is the key to successfully regaining natural mental health and is the foundation of lamotrigine alternatives at the center.4

For More Information About Alternatives to Lamotrigine at Alternative to Meds Center

natural alternatives to lamotrigineWhile each person receives a program designed to their customized needs, some commonly utilized treatments will likely include sauna therapy, IV therapy, amino acid therapy, other forms of nutritional therapy,5 cleansing the body of neurotoxic accumulations, group counseling, talk therapy, exercise, art therapy, soothing mineral baths, Equine-Assisted therapy, yoga, massage, peer support, craniosacral massage, and much more.

The successes of our clients are really what inspires us at the center. Persons who have spent years of suffering relate their experience of becoming free of these oppressive chains and are now looking forward to a joy-filled and satisfying life. Please call us for more information about our world-class program of lamotrigine alternatives for yourself of your loved one.

1. Yoon J H, Ahn YS, “The association between blood lead level and clinical mental disorders in fifty thousand lead-exposed male workers.” Pub Med ID 26480210 [Internet] 2015 Sep 25 [cited 2020 Oct 6]

2. Brown, J S “Psychiatric issues in toxic exposures.” Pub Med ID 17938048 [Internet] 2007 Dec 30 [cited 2020 Oct 6]

3. Brown JS “Introduction: An Update on Psychiatric Effects of Toxic Exposures” Psychiatric Times [Internet] 2007 Sep 30 [cited 2020 Oct 6]

4. Raju MS, ” Medical nutrition in mental health and disorders.” Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2017 Apr-Jun, Pub Med ID 28827859 [Internet] [cited 2020 Oct 6]

5. Correll C, Rubio JM, Kane JM, “What is the risk-benefit ratio of long-term antipsychotic treatment?” World Psychiatry Journal 2018 Jun [Internet] Pub Med ID 29856543 [cited 2020 Oct 6]

Originally Published Oct 30, 2018 by Diane Ridaeus

This content has been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician.

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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