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Does Anyone Know How Long Tegretol Stays In Your System Between Doses?

Does Anyone Know How Long Tegretol Stays In Your System Between Doses?

I've read it lasts 8hrs but I cant seem to find any information regarding this and I cant find the website where I read that information either.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I maxed out on that over ten years ago. Along with Depicot . I have maxed out on all tip's of med's to treat my Epilepsy. They are always using me for the experiment. For everything they come out with… read more

posted 5 months ago

What Triggers Your Auras/simple Partials?

What Triggers Your Auras/simple Partials?

Wether you consider it a aura warning or an actual seizure,what do you think caused this and what medication helped you..
I am on tegratol and feel it only controlled grand mal seizures..

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Stress, lack of sleep, constipation and low blood sodium

posted 12 months ago

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Has your hair ever fallen out when using depicote?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Tonight lost like a chunk of my hair because of it.

posted over 5 years ago

Anyone Else Suffer With Insomnia?

Anyone Else Suffer With Insomnia?

Hate not being able to sleep, unsure if it's my meds or not because as far as I know I've always had insomnia from being a baby. I'm on lamotrigine and keppra. Thanks x

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

YES ! 24/7 . I'm alway the last one in bed. On school days I stay up until my kids are off to school. On the weekends I just stay up until my body starts shutting down.

posted over 4 years ago

Migraines In The Morning?

Migraines In The Morning?

Lately I've been having awful migraines when I wake up. Doesn't matter how well I sleep I'll get this headache. Does anyone suffer from these because my epilepsy nurse has said it could be a partial seizure?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No

posted about 6 years ago

Medical Alert System?

Medical Alert System?

I been thinking about getting an alert system since im home alone. My service dog can be trained to press the button if i have a seizure and need help. He alerts to some seizures and barks if im down longer than 5min or goes and find the nearest person
Problem is my family has lack of communication skills. They ignore my service dog when he is trying to tell them something! Going back to me having no support at home. My question i guess is... if i can't get them to listen to me or my service… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have an app on my Apple Watch that SUPPOSEDLY will alert anyone you program it to with a message of your choosing and I believe can alert emergency services or activate the watch’s SOS beacon when… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Anyone Have A Problem With A Normal Social Life Or Transportation?

Anyone Have A Problem With A Normal Social Life Or Transportation?

It has hit me like a rock. Being that nobody is my friend anymore because of life changes a complete loss of memory and even living and recovering nobody is here for me anymore. I do all i can to remain a stable loving and responsible mother with no help. It is hard wishing and explaining how I am unable to take my kids to their friends houses or to the park or hoping I can make a new friend untill they realize they would have to be the only one making trips because this town is so far apart. Do… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have a clear understanding of how You feel. I have a Bachelor's + Master's Degree but for "some reason" I cannot get a job. I'm 50 years old, living with my parents, and really do not have any… read more

posted 4 months ago

Carbatrol

Carbatrol

I've been put up to 1200 mg per day of tegretol retard. This is the maximum dose and seems very high - has anyone else been on such a high dose and did you suffer any side effects?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The dosages of the meds are increased by your weight. I’m on Carbatrol too. I take them 3 time a day . The total mg equals 2,100 . Plus I’m on 4 other medications.

posted 3 months ago

Does Or Has Anyone Ever Felt Embarrassed About Telling Someone About Their Seizures?

Does Or Has Anyone Ever Felt Embarrassed About Telling Someone About Their Seizures?

Or on another note, has anyone ever been a little scared of telling someone you feel like you’re about to have one but end up not? Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t tell my parents or sister because then they’re going to overreact a little after the feeling went completely away.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I tell no one when I was getting a job as I use to but never got hired so then I lied and got hired now retired from GM after 30 yrs and worth lieing to get where I am today and will do it again if… read more

posted 1 day ago