Well, I plan to talk to him and taper off slower the next time I go down a dose, but that is not going to help me with the way i'm feeling right now. I'm going off of the tegretol because my partial seizures have increased and I feel like there is a constant fog over my thinking and emotions. I was tired of being a zombie basically, so that's why i'm switching to lamictal. My doctor also told me that I wouldn't have any withdrawl problems and that it would be a very easy process. So, i'm very shocked that i'm feeling all this when he said that I wouldn't; he's been an amazing doctor for a very long time. He's helped me with so much, but i've got to say he's wrong on this one.
I've been doing this for about 3 days now, maybe in a few more days my body will adjust and I won't feel so bad. I just wish there was some safe way to relax my nerves until I do adjust. I'm definetely not going down more than 100mg. per week on my next reductions, 300 is obviously too much to take off right away.
Hey, thanks for the advice. Walking has actually helped me a lot during the last few days. Every day this week got a little better with the mood swings and crazy symptoms. I think my body has finally adjusted. I really like the lamictal, and it think that it will work out this time around.
So, what kind of epilepsy do you have and what do you take for it?
Has anyone ever heard of repressed seizure headaches?? My new family doctor seems to think that's what my headaches are, but I don't know if i'm buying into that or not. I think i've just got migranes, but who knows. My neurologist has never mentioned that to me and i've had these random headaches for a while, they aren't bothering me that much, i'm pretty much used to them. I just didn't know if these "seizure headaches" are real or if this new doc just doesn't know what he's talking about.