"Why March 26?
Since November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, shouldn't a "Purple Day" be in November? Why separate the two? Wouldn't having it in November increase awareness of other events that month?"
"Why March 26?
Since November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, shouldn't a "Purple Day" be in November? Why separate the two? Wouldn't having one in November increase awareness of other events that month?"
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