Post Edited (Gumfoot) : 2/23/2009 9:31:46 PM (GMT-7)
I was taking Valium when on Dilantin as well.
Before/when I did the brain work up I wasn't seizure free and was taking Dilantin. Now that I'm taking Lamictal I'm seizure free so there is really no reason for me to have brain surgery. I really don't have any side effects with Lamictal that I know of. So for now I'll stick with what works. but thank you
In my case, since I also have Ulcerative Colitis controlled with meds, Dilantin is the only proven drug that will work for me without clashing with my other meds for my UC. So as you can see, I'm stuck between a rock and hard place.
My neurologist said that if I were to attempt to change meds I would run the risk of lower brain stem damage, not to mention other problems (like driving (other story))
Dinlantin had that effect on me as well and I was taking Dilantin for 26 years. I'm now taking Trileptal and have so much energy now. I feel That I lost 26 years of my life taking Dilantin. However many people have different reactions to Dilantin and funtion very well. I have some long term side effects from Dilantin that will never go away.
Post Edited (ohio1961) : 7/14/2013 2:17:44 PM (GMT-6)