Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: SLJ | 2006-08-01 22:23 | 2 Comments

Has anyone gained weight while taking tegretol?
Has anyone had continuous seizures while taking tegretol?
Has anyone had to increase their dosage of tegretol after a year or two or...

Created By: ritab2002 | 2006-08-01 16:14 | 14 Comments

Hi All, I have been on 2500mg Keppra and recently I saw an Epileptologist. With my TLE not under control and bad side effects of Keppra he decided to change me to Dilantin and reduce/eliminate the...

Created By: Juanne | 2006-08-01 14:09 | 0 Comments

does anyone know anything about the effects of trileptal on pregnancy/fertility?

Created By: jmehnert | 2006-08-01 09:18 | 0 Comments

I've had epilepsy for roughly 20 years ( I was in grad school when it started). I had several grand mal seizures. I've been on regular tegretol for about fifteen years of that time then switched...

Created By: dark_light | 2006-07-30 04:54 | 2 Comments

hello...my name is nicole and im from romania.i have tonico-clonic seisures since i was 1 year old..and i went at many doctors who prescribed me different medicadication.first i took phenobarbital...

Created By: ladybug | 2006-07-28 19:18 | 16 Comments

Hi all,

I am gearing up for my epilepsy surgery next month. My doctor has prescribed an anti-depressant for me to take while I wait for the date to approach and also for after the surgery....

Created By: mjsmom | 2006-07-28 19:05 | 1 Comment

My 8-year old is going to start Catapres in order to make sure she gets enough sleep to see if this helps to control her seizures. Recently, it seems that she has more frequent seizures on...

Created By: AmityF | 2006-07-27 10:00 | 3 Comments

My doctor just upped my dosage levels of both Lamictal & Depakote. He told me I'd probably be really tired the first few days of taking it. I cannot hardly stay awake and I was just...

Created By: Catherine | 2006-07-26 12:18 | 15 Comments

I'm on 1000mg Epilim/Valproic Acid at the moment, which doesnt seem to be working out too well. So my neuro is putting me on Lamictal/lamotrigine but I'm not liking the side effects (rash acne...

Created By: michelef | 2006-07-25 21:47 | 2 Comments

Hi everybody,

I was a facilitator in philadelpohia for many years
helping people cope with this. Also on the board
of directors years ago. I ant to switch from
brand...

Created By: Tracey6552 | 2006-07-25 18:22 | 1 Comment

Can anyone give me an estimated time of how long you try with one medication before deciding its not working? My 9 yr old is on Trileptal for his CPS. He was having about 1 sz a month. On meds...

Created By: superwitch75 | 2006-07-23 20:54 | 2 Comments

Looking for answers on Tegretol XR or anyone that is on it and can give me alittle more information on it. I have the information that comes with the prescription but like to find other's...

Created By: caboose | 2006-07-18 11:42 | 3 Comments

Howdy! I was just reading through some things about Lamictal and such. O.k., so I'm getting that my doc is treating me with 150 mgs of Lamictal 2X/day, (not that that's particularly relevant),...

Created By: sandy4917 | 2006-07-16 08:10 | 0 Comments

Just curious if anyone else had this happen to them after taking Lamictl? I started tking Lamictal a few months ago and my hair is so dry. If the medicine will control my seizures it's Obviously a...

Created By: roses | 2006-07-15 14:41 | 0 Comments

I took Mephenytoin (called Mesantoin in U.S) for years) for seizures and was under complete control. The drug company stopped making this wonderful medicine and I was wondering if anyone could...

Created By: themaleys | 2006-07-13 18:44 | 7 Comments

I went to the neuro today and he changed my meds because I had a seizure the lst of June. He is tapering me off the lamictal and leaving me on topamax and is starting me on Depakote. I will end...

Created By: ccg107 | 2006-07-13 09:30 | 7 Comments

Hello,
My husband has taken Carbitrol for about 1 1/2 years now, and Topomax was added a few months ago. Our concerns are short-term memory issues, word recall, and just a feeling of...

Created By: johnpaulringo | 2006-07-12 11:55 | 3 Comments

Does anyone have a 1 800 number for the Dilantin makers?

Created By: Angelmom | 2006-07-11 20:36 | 2 Comments

Hi, I'm new to the forum. My 7 year old son is disabled and has been on seizure meds since he was 2. Currently he is on Zonegran and Keppra. He has been having atypical absence seizures...

Created By: jamieb5210 | 2006-07-11 13:11 | 3 Comments

Here is a copy and paste from my blog:

Another odd side effect, well I think its a side effect from the Lamictal, is anxiety. I've never had a problem with this before. 2 times its been a...

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