Anyone out there take Lithium and Tegretol/Trileptal

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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/12/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I was just wondering if anyone out there takes Lithium and Tegretol/Trileptal?  I have read that they can have bad neurological side effects and I wanted to know about it.
 
Thanks a lot!


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insaneinsuburbia
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a 33 year old female.  I have been on lithium for 8 years and recently my doctor added Tegretol.  I only lasted a month because the side effects (for me) were so bad.  I experienced severe nausea- brushing my teeth was difficult.  And also dizziness.  The ground would just come up at me and after falling twice in public, I asked to get off it.  Since then I have had some success with Abilify (with propranolol) for day and Seroquel at night.  Hope this helps!

olivia of course
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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
insaneinsuburbia,

Welcome to the HW family and to the Bipolar Forum. I am glad you found us and I hope you find the support you are looking for here.

Thank you so much for your repponse, I thought I was all alone with this. So far I am doing good on Tegretol, so side effect that I noticed. I am sorry that you had such unpleasant experiences.

Funny, I had bad side effects on Abilify and just stopped taking it, and had horrible side effects when I last took Seroquel. Amazing how things work out. Best wishes on your meds!

Please do not hesitate to start a new post and introducing yourself.


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