Medication side effects/toxicity

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sugar1110
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   Posted Yesterday 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I have recently been having problems with lightheadedness. In fact, went into the hospital for that, muffled hearing and a horrible headache. They did an EEG and ruled out any seizure-related reasons for this. They said that I was disgustingly healthy. Doc thinks it's likely medication toxicity. She suspected Ambien and cut my dose in half or suggested Trazodone or Benadryl as alternatives. I think it's likely a combination of too much Ambien and the Trileptal/Lamictal combination as we recently increased the Trileptal.
 
I don't want to take Trazadone because it's an antidepressant and I've had problems with Prozac in the past. I tried Benadryl and it did nothing. My doc has a plan to eliminate the Lamictal over about a month's time.
 
My question here is whether other people have experienced similar problems while on Lamictal and/or Trileptal.
 
Thanks

Another Day
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   Posted Yesterday 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell.  I wasn't able to take Lamictal.  I tried it for several months, while it was working for my seizures, it made me nauseous and lightheaded.  I think it can take awhile to find the seizure medication that works for you.  I hope your doctor gets the situation worked out for you soon.  They will know what is best. Personally, I don't think I could handle Ambien and Lamictal together.
 
Others will be along soon with more knowledge about epilepsy than I have.  Our moderator, Darren is like a walking encyclopedia on epilepsy and you will just love him.
 
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted Today 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for that warm introduction Carla!

I do know quite a bit regarding Epilepsy (and other things on top of that... depression etc) but im not as hot on meds. I do know about Lamictal as my mum took it for some time but she took it on its own. I have not heard of someone combining it with Ambein... perhaps there is a good reason for this! lol I would go with the docs on this. Toxicity can be a problem when you start making 'cocktails' from different meds because it gets very complicated. The best thing to do on that front is to follow your physicians advice.

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