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Top 10 Search Results for "Carbatrol"

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Has Anyonre Tried The Combination Of Cabatrol + Briviact

Has Anyonre Tried The Combination Of Cabatrol + Briviact

Hello, Friends.

I have tried the combination Briviat with Carbatrol before, along with Lyrica and Topamax. Once I start with Briviact, I will so much better than I don't even consider it a seizure, than after a week or so, I start to experience more seizures than usual.

Currently, I am taking Carbatrol + Fycompa + Lyrica. I have been thinking to re-take Briviact again. I know there is an interaction between Briviact and Tegretol, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried/ trying this combination… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I agree and am attempting to change my views. I am always open to suggestions. It does make life seem quite difficult and when put into perspective people are born with challenges much greater than I… read more

posted 5 months ago

Carbamazepine And Lupus

Carbamazepine And Lupus

Have any of you taken Tegretol/Carbatrol long term and later developed lupus or auto immune issues?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I know what you mean. Saw a new Dr last week. He's an Epileptologist so hoping he can help with some of problems I've had recently. He's weening me off the Carbatrol XR over the next two months. Says… read more

posted 5 days ago

What Mecications Are Anyone On This Site Taking For TLE?

What Mecications Are Anyone On This Site Taking For TLE?

I take Keppra and Frisium, and feel well controlled with no side effects, and i have been very stable

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Carbatrol , Keppra, Clonazepam, Fycompa, and Lamotrigine . I also have as needed recovery medication Lorazepam

posted 16 days ago

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy Surgery

Hi everyone. I am Robbie, going to be 57 on August 1 and have had seizures since 11 years old. I take Carbatrol, Keppra and Lamictal for my seizures and also have had VNS since the early 90's. I have never been able to get my seizures fully controlled. The last couple of years they are getting steadily worse...have tried 3 new meds over the course of last year..had reactions to all if them and couldn't take. I'm thinking seriously about having the surgery done to remove scar from my brain they… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member then you tryed every alternative route there is. the only option is the surgery. my surgery is the worst of the worst... i had 1 side of the brain disconnected and removed. i… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Tegretol Has Increased My Libido By 300%

Tegretol Has Increased My Libido By 300%

I was added Tegretol in February. Since seizures have declined but my sex drive has increased from once or twice a week to 3 or 4 times a day. Anyone else taking Tegretol have this happen?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Been on tegratol carbamazepine for 7 years and my sex drive has declined massively i feel like i dont even have one. Its like i am disconnected from the world. Anyone else had the same effects ?

posted 27 days ago

Carbatrol

Carbatrol

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

What do you want to about it

posted about 4 years ago

Who Takes Tegretol To Help Control Their Seizures?

Who Takes Tegretol To Help Control Their Seizures?

Ive always taken this drug from when i first was diagonosed as a young girl. I had a emergenercy viedo call with my epilepsy nurse today. It wasnt the news i was expecting to hear…
I am anxious to take them knowing they made me feel like shit for however long..
I had a toxic reaction to them…

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on Tegretol for many months and carbamazepine for over 30 years. In the end, I had very low sodium levels from Tegretol and ended up in the hospital with hyponatremia. I won't take it again!

posted 4 months ago

Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

Anyone have any experience switching off carbatrol to lamictal? Did you have seizures? They want me off 200 mg a week. Off in 4 weeks and building up on lamictal now before cutting carbatrol.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have been on it for almost 14 years and all my bloodwork has been fine. I haven't had a grand mal seizure since I started taking it.

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

Anyone have any experience switching off carbatrol to lamictal? Did you have seizures? They want me off 200 mg a week. Off in 4 weeks and building up on lamictal now before cutting carbatrol.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No worries. Had No heart issues, just that my seizures were uncontrolled that they switched.

posted over 4 years ago