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Old 12-19-2013, 08:24 PM
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A good bit of times after I've had blood drawn I'll end up with a bruise. I know other people that has that happen with too.

I'm on lamictal and I will bruise pretty easy too. I may just bump into something, not hard, but I'll end up with a bruise. If I do something that would normally cause anyone to bruise it will take a good while for the black and blue mark to go away.

Try talking to another dr and see what they have to say about it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:25 AM
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I bruise easily and so does my husband and the standing joke is I beat him.

I take Tegretol,Topamax, Clonazepam,Onfi, and Phenobarb.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:14 PM
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I have bruised easily my whole life but more so now on meds. I don't know if its the lamictal or not but I hear it mist likely is. I get them under my skin as well as on top too.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:09 AM
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I bruised at the slightest knock when I was on tegretol
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:48 PM
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Yes I also bruise easily, I am on Topomax, Keppra, and Vimpat I was bruising more and more I noticed with every med adjustment so the meds are definitely a factor in this I think.

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My wife bruises easily too. Long time for healing. Zonigran and vimpat. Once I grabbed her arm to pull her our of the car in a flood . The mark of my hand and each finger appeared as a bruise

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Old 07-05-2014, 10:59 AM
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I am taking extra vitamin 'c' and 'k'.
Theoretically, they work.
I have also had to start taking vitamin 'd' because I bumped something and my skin tore.
My medication is not traditional for epilepsy, but for ADHD and Aspergers, although (oddly enough) it does help with my "e" and blood pressure.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:30 PM
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On Dilantin for many years and always have bruises in various stages, usually on my legs. I'm also pretty much a klutz (also from my meds?) so I'm always bumping into things.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:02 AM
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Hi Everybody.

Yes, I do bruise easily. I'm on Depakote.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by cuppycake21 View Post:
Yes, I do bruise easily. I'm on Depakote.
Interesting. I just got completely off the Depakote and I'm noticing that I don't bruise as easily now. I had been on it for so long I hadn't really thought about this.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:39 PM
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I think lamtogine can do it.i bruise very easy and they big
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:48 PM
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been on blood thinners for the past few months all sorts of bruises
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