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How does this medication effect your sleep?

posted March 15, 2018
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I have always slept alright too with carbamazepine.

posted March 29, 2018
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posted March 27, 2018
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I've been on carbamazepine for most of my life which does slow me down somewhat, but know they've switched me to " carbamazepine ER" and it seems like my seizures are about the same frequency but have become more like grand-mal! My lifetime of seizures has always been complex-partial, but now I'm having 50% of mine as grand-mal. I used to never go to the ground with my complex-partial seizures unless an officer wasn't smart enough to read any of my medic-alerts and knocked me to the ground. I'm wondering about this "carbamazepine ER" though! I've been going crosseyed, blurred vision, dizzy, etc... since I started it.

posted March 16, 2018
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I've been on Carbamazepine for about 50 years, but this Carbamazepine ER is fairly new to me and I've had many negative side effects from it, but I don't know how you really weigh those negative side effects with the positive advantage of it since I only have to take my medication 2 times a day instead of 4 times a day.

posted March 26, 2018
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Ive been on regular Carbamazepine for 13 years. I would say if it wasnt for my depression meds helping me sleep I do not think I would sleep. Before my depression meds I would wake up numerous times at night. It was hard to fall back to sleep sometimes.

posted March 22, 2018

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