I don't know if you still come into the forum, and your post was written quite some time ago. I am sorry I did not have the chance to read it sooner. I do not know if your anxiety is linked to Tegretol, but I do have similarities to you. I started having seizures as a child and was put on high dosages of tegretol for roughly 7 years or so (unsure of exact time). This was all before age 13. I am now 23, and problems with seizure disorder just started reoccurring. I also suffer from anxiety/panic. I have often thought that this was related to taking the Tegretol for such a long period of time, on such high dosages, as a child. I am not a doctor, so cannot say if it is directly related, but it has crossed my mind. I asked a relative of mine who is a pharmacist about how common it was for me to have taken that drug at such a young age and she said that although they prescribe it a lot, it surprises her because it is a "mind altering drug". That was her exact quote. So, I do not know if this is related, but it should be researched in my opinion. I also heard a similar story from another member here who had been on Tegretol as a child for a prolonged period of time and he now suffers from anxiety problems as well. So, who knows?? Hope you get everything under control, and feel free to contact me back if you want.