"Most persons with epilepsy have a negative reaction to alcohol, at least some of the time. Using alcohol as an "anti-depressant" is both dangerous and could indicate a mood disorder.
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I am so glad that you are able to make such excellent posts on the universal health care debate discussion. I look forward to the insight you give- even though I don't post much on there anymore.
Hi Gary Thanks for reply. Right now am on 300mg dilantin / 300 mg (to be decreaed) lamotrigine (increasing to 400/day). Questions about your transition are did your veins seem to "bulge" a bit more as the rate of lamotrigine increased/ Did you become more shaky/ I have had sort of an "ache" in my left side under my arm, and how long did the dr. keep you on the full dose of both meds? I will be on both for a month before the decrease and I don' think this is right. Thank you so much for your reply!
Hi Gary - I see you were or are going thru the switch to lamotrigine, paired with dilantin to get you to the right lamotrigine level, which is what I am going thru right now. I was wondering if you would mind if I asked you a few questions about the switch and how you handle researching all the side effects of these meds while taking them. It seems like there is a lot to be concerned about. Sharing experiences about this definitely helps. Thanks
Thank you Gary. The neurologists switch patients on these drugs and don;t discuss side effects or what to expect. I know we all have to be advocates, but it would be nice if they talked you thru it a bit more. What scares me is someone is going to call their doctor up for help and sort of get brushed off when they really need someone to talk to. I would be happy to talk to anyone going thru a hard time. Thanks for all your info!
Hey Gary. Thanks for comment back. I think the problem was I was going thru it and I didn't expect it. It took me by surprise and I am so glad there were people here to talk to. It is great to hear of things working out for you, Bye now