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Zomese
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I just upped my Trileptal dose to 300 in the am, I took it at 9:00am. I think I'm freaking out. I'm here by myself, I don't know if I'm on the verge of a panic attack or the medicine is doing something wierd.
 
Is it that much of a difference from 150mg to 300mg? I think I'm dizzy, but I'm not sure.
 
Man, I hate when I do this to myself. I hope this doesn't last long.
 
I don't have anyone to call because no one knows what I go through except my husband & my parents. My husband can't talk until 12:00 and I don't want to freak out my parents. They are very over protective.
 
Advice Please.
 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
Taking Trileptal 300mg twice a day


jerseycherries
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/28/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
i know that this is hours later. but how are you? any better? maybe its anxiety. and thats seems like a big jump to me. but i'm not a doc. did you try calling your doc and telling them how you were feeling after taking the larger dose. maybe thats what you should do. and breath nice big slow deep breathes. let us know how its going.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/agoraphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.


olivia of course
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   Posted 6/28/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   

I took Trileptal in the past (for about 3 months) and never experienced the panic attacks.  The unsteadiness maybe due to a higher dose, some meds make you dizzy when you first start taking them or move to a higher dose.

You also said that you are scared to take medication, and this could have been a reaction to that.  You might have had a panic attack because a higher dose is like taking new meds all over again to you, and you freaked out.

If you are nervous about it, just as Jersey suggested call your doc.  I hope you are feeling better, hang in there.



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Zomese
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 6/28/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I'm better now. It was just another panic attack. Probably brought on because I get nervous to take medicine.
 
But now I feel like I took nothing at all. So it was probably all in my head. I started the medicine on Monday and I didn't have a panic attack then so I thought I was in the clear. But now it happend so I should be ok to take my next dose tonight.
 
This has happened before w/ other meds but I never seem to get used to it. It's equally as scarey each time I start a new medicine or up my dose.
 
I always think this time is the time I'm going to have a bad reaction & then I panic.
 
Thanks for all the responses.
 
 
 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
Taking Trileptal 300mg twice a day


jerseycherries
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/28/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
glad your better now. sorry you have to go through that when you take your pills. must be really hard. hope it gets better for you and easier. best wishes.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/agoraphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.

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