tegretol

  1. Hand of Blood

    Tegretol and Fluoxetine (Prozac)

    Hey guys I had so far took 1 tablet of prozac before seeing on the leftlet inside that tegretol is the only AED that it affects, then reading on the websites that the two can be toxic together... now im terrified to take anymore! its scary when it only lists the one tablet rather than all of...
  2. I

    Phenytoin and Carbamezapine combination therapy

    Hello everyone. New to the forum. Just wanted to know if there is anyone out there that has ever changed their medication from phenytoin /dilantin to carbamezepine/tegretol and if so how was their experience. I have been on phenytoin for 9 years straight but after some breakthrough seizures we...
  3. E

    Keppra vs Tegretol

    Hi there!! I am new to this forum, but have had epilepsy all of my life and I am almost 39. I was actually diagnosed at age 9, and was put on Tegretol. It worked great for the most part, I would have an occasional petite mal seizure while taking it but didn't have a grand mal seizure for 20+...
  4. Garbo

    Issues with side effects from Topamax

    My epileptologist increased my Topamax to 300 mg (I also take Keppra) and I have been having side effects from it-- nausea, vomitting, GI problems, and because of those, headaches. They tend to fluctuate so the nausea is pretty consistent, but the other ones are not (the headaches are not)...
  5. T

    Tegretol?

    So today my doctor started me on Tegretol as Lamictal was not controlling my seizures. I've never been on Tegretol and in 4 weeks my doctor will remove my Lamictal as she prefers me to just be on one medication. The questions I'm asking is; does it cause weight gain? That's a major issue for...
  6. A

    Side Effects Or Partial Seizures?

    Over the last 2 weeks my complex-partial seizures have increased significantly in frequency. I am currently taking Tegretol and my G.P has increased my dose to try and control it but he wants to closely monitor the seizures. I always get side effects for a 1-2 weeks after increasing Tegretol...
  7. Sinead

    Oh, hi! About me.

    Hi from Australia. My temporal lobe seizures started decades ago. The likely cause is an angioma. They are well controlled by tegretol and lamictal with no issues until now. My liver enzymes are now sky high and it looks like tegretol may no longer a good drug for me. This is very unexpected...
  8. Hand of Blood

    Tegretol and bad teeth

    Does anyone know if tegretol makes ur teeth and gum all bad ? mine was great TIL I got on them then near all my teeth are filled my gums bleed a lot and last night one of my teeth broke the whole bk of it broke off :( It sucks coz I don't work and I'm not entitled to any benifit anymore I...
  9. K

    No more Tegretol!

    Hi, all! I haven't been here in a while, but I wanted to share this with people who will understand how exciting this is. As of today I am no longer taking Tegretol! Tegretol was the second med I was put on (I was on Dilantin for about a month at the beginning, but it didn't work and had really...
  10. H

    17 years on Tegretol, switching tomorrow to Keppra

    I've been on Tegretol for a long while now, and I'm doing a slow switch over to Keppra (over two months), and although I heard great things about Keppra, at least compared to Tegretol, and I don't know if anyone has any recommendations?
  11. Hand of Blood

    Coming off tablet myself???

    So I been at neurologist he wants me to change from keppra to vimpat, I heard what a nightmare vimpat is with the dizzy ness and I already have vertigo and dizzy on tegretol which I hate the meds but for some reason I can't get off tegretol Anyway I don't want to go on vimpat I'm seeing my...
  12. Intothatendlessblue

    Could use some support...

    Hello Friends... I don't how to keep doing this. I'm currently studying in Istanbul, Turkey and my Epilepsy has gotten way out of hand. So I'll be starting a new medication. The problem is the side-effects terrify me and I'll be dealing with anything that comes from the new medication, as well...
  13. B

    New here

    Hello, I'm Ben, I have been diagnosed with epilepsy in December last year and have been having seizures every 3 months or so, have had 4 (including the first one) so far, the last one being a week ago. I'm taking Lamictal at 300mg now (gradually increasing from 250mg) as the doctor instructed...
  14. S

    Hi im new :)

    HI Im stacey i am a 27 year old woman who was diagnosed with tuberose sclerosis complex at the age of 6 months old and i have been put on a few meds during my life but i was lucky enough to find that TEGRETOL CR tablets kept my seizures at bay. I am lucky in the instance that i have been off...
  15. Hand of Blood

    so sick of being tired!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    every morning i wake up feeling like i not slept in days and it lasts all day! but i get plenty of sleep about 8 or 9 hours! and constant headache of the right side of head i think its the keppra doing it and its bugging the hell out of me! i guess being on 2 meds which both have tired as side...
  16. K

    Tegretol suppressing dreams

    Hello, everyone. I haven't been here in a while. I was just wondering everyone's experiences with Tegretol and dreaming. It has been a very long time since I've had dreams that I remember vividly. Most nights I wake up knowing I was dreaming and maybe remembering who was in it, but I have no...
  17. P

    New to the forum, new to epilepsy

    Hi all I've very recently been diagnosed with simple partial seizures (deja vu). They do not bother me, happen rarely and only after weeks of sleep deprivation (think juggling wife, mother, working and post-grad study). Twice (once a month ago, and once 11 years ago) I had a deja vu and lost...
  18. N

    Tegretol Clonazepam Quetiapine

    Use of Tegretol, Clonazepam, and Quetiapine
  19. S

    Increasing Tegretol and an increase in seizures???

    Hi, My daughter is 17 and has temporal lobe epilepsy. She experiences complex partial seizures during the day and grand mal seizures during the night. Over the last few years she has had infrequent seizures, maybe two or three a year. We went on holiday in June and she had two seizures in...
  20. K

    Switching from TEGRETOL to LAMICTAL

    I have been diagnosed with frontal nuptial epilepsy. I have been having seizures at night where i would hit the bed (or the people in bed with me, yes it's very troubling for the girlfriend as you can imagine), and grunting, and talking very angrily while it happens, although i'm still asleep...
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