side effects to other medications and epilepsy meds.

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   Posted 3/20/2007 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Four years ago I wasn't happy at the place where I was working at the time,was always upset & taking regular turns. I went to my neurologist and he said I had depression & he gave me some depression medication to take.
After I started taking the depression medication I took 3 turns over 3 months where I would hear voices. The 1st turn I thought the clothes pegs were talking to each other, the 2nd turn I was down the street with a friend who was waiting for the bus & I thought an imaginary person was talking to me telling me I could see them when I couldn't & the 3rd turn I was in the shower & thought the taps were talking to each other. I thought I was going crazy & had schizophrenia so was worried about telling anyone, I had eventualy told my Mum & also mentioned the turns to a lady I worked with. The lady I worked with told my supervisor who got worried & asked me to let my neurologist know. I saw my neurologist & he did an EEG which came back clear. We worked out that the turns where I was hearing voices was most likely a side effect of the  depression meds not working with my anti epilepsy meds so I was taken of the depression medication. 
It was a relief to know that I wasn't going crazy & I just dealt with any depression I did have without meds.

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   Posted 3/20/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
CQ:)  Hi.
I have similar experiences like this, even now:
I get this about once a day. I feel like I'm looking down on myself trying to control my actions from above or when I'm doing a certain task, it feels like someone is wispering in my ear and telling me what to do but there's nobody else around or if I'm sitting idle, I feel like I'm doing something.

These feelings I've been getting are really starting to scare me, it's hard to describe, It can't be from stress because I don't have that much of it cuz I'm not working anymore. Could this be a form of a partial seizure?

I've had EP for 28 yrs. but only started getting these feeling about 5 years ago.
I didn't tell my Doc. because he might think I'm nuts.
(Maybe I've been on the meds too long)

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   Posted 3/20/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ranman

I think its a good idea to tell your neurologist or dr about what happens and how it worries you, I don't think they'll think you are nuts because they are experts and have probably seen this sort of thing before.

I don't like rushing to my neurologist everytime I take a turn, I feel like a hypocondriac if I do that so I try to work out why I took the turn. If I can't work out why I have had a turn or I have had enough turns then I go to the neurologist lol.

I am lucky I have a really good neurologist who listens to all the different turns I've had & has never thought I was crazy.
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