I have been on 200 mg's of Dilantin for nine years. It is not working as well as it once had particularly with my SP seizures. The neurologist has recommended a switch to Tegretol.
She has not advised weaning off the Dilantin. She basically told me to stop taking Dilantin and substitute with Tegretol. She says I will not experience any Dilantin withdrawal but I am not so sure.
My epileptolgist, it out of the office so I cannot run this by him. I do not want to begin this "cold turkey" method without the go ahead from another doctor.
Has anyone else stopped one drug and started another this abruptly? If so please share your experiences.