New Update. I also have some questions about my meds

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I posted a while ago talkign about my issues, and I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies..
The specialisht daignosed me as having classic 6/12 complex partial siezures(or something like that). From my eeg the spcialist said I only have occasional sharp waves originating from my temporal lobe.
I was prescribed to take only 400mg of carbamazepine per day..
This is a low dose, But I have not had any complex partial seizures for two months which looks promising.. I think i almost oocassionally start to feel the onset of my seizure, but then it stops...  Even though Im on a low dose I have been more easily irritated, and having some mood swings...
has anyone have any experience on this or any feedback would be great..

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
what kinds of questions do you have?  do some research, then ask your doctor what you don't understand.

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   Posted 7/26/2007 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sean,
I too take Tegretol. I take 800mg morning and night. I also suffer the same irritability you talk about but not all the time. It comes and goes. I never thought about it being the meds though. Thanks for your insight on that. If you start to feel the onset of a seizure but it stops, then it sounds like your meds are doing JUST enough to keep you above water. Perhaps talking about increasig your dose with your doctor would be a good idea.
I hope this helps
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   Posted 7/26/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I have  what you are describing.  That is a good thing because if you start to have a seizure you will be in a safe place. 
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