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Is Dilantin A Common Medication Used By People In This Community?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I know it is one of the older medications out there. I would like to know positive or negative experiences you had while taking this drug.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I was on Dilantin for many, many years when I was young. I also experienced gum problems and dizziness. I was weaned off it though when I was about 35.

Dilantin Users...
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was on dilantin for 30 years... until my blood work came back showing my liver affected by the Dilantin. So neuro took me off of Dilantin asap! Since then 10 years Ive been on a roller coaster ride of seizure meds. 2 years no meds. Now seizures came back but with more dejavuu seizures. I am wondering if Dilantin a person can go back on it? Or is Dilantin not so safe anymore??

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Each person is different RE: What meds
they can take
Ask you Doctor, "why," back on the same
medicine. He should explain to you, "his
thoughts."
You can tell him your thoughts. "Maybe,"
you will try… read more

Dilantin
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am trying to figure out how it works! thankyou

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thanks

I Took Dilanin, As Well Ad Many AEDs. I Vaguely Rmember At Least One Being Bad For Gums In The Mouth.
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

What should I ask/tell my Dentist?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It did make my gums bleed. I had to use listerine to make sure that I didn't get gum disease.

Pregnancy And Epilepsy Medicines?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I'm on several epilepsy meds and have been warned that pregnancy could be dangerous and high risk. My seizures are still uncontrolled, mostly complex partial/secondarily generalized. Was wondering if any women suffering from uncontrolled seizures and/or on Dilantin, Vimpat and/or Lamictal have had children, and if so, what your experiences were? I want kids more than anything :(

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I was on phenobarbital during my pregnancy. No medication is ideal. My son was born addicted to the phenobarbital and I wish I had been more proactive in helping him get off the Pheno. Today he is a… read more

Dilantin
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I took Dilantin for a few years as a child. I'm not sure why my doctor switched me from Dilantin to Tegretol, but I'm assuming it's because I broke through on it. I really liked it, but I suppose what I'm on now is best for controlling my seizures.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Since then, I've been on numerous forms of Tegretol,, Tranxene for a short time, and currently, Leviteracetam(Keppra, in addition to Tegretol). Chelsey, what does VNS stand for?

Mysoline
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

when i was a child (10-16) years old i was prescribed but when i left school the doctors changed my medication. why was this when mysoline was controlling my epilepsy. whilst on mysoline i was having 1 maybe 2 fits aweek but since they change my medication my fits have increased and i am unable to work

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

my brother jeff he takes one 500 depakote +250 depakote for his seizures. i take tegretol, topomax, & dialantin for mine. and i get figgety with my nerves, i'm lucky they have clonapin.

Dilantin
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Why does Dilantin cause periodontitis?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Unfortunately that’s just a side affect of it, even though you don’t hear that. My gums were always red and sensitive. Also, it made my pimples red.

Dilantin
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Me too! Now have bad bonsity and have ro take a lot of vitamin D

Dilantin
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Can Dilantin eliminate seizures!!!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I've been taking Dilantin for about 20 years now. 500 mg daily. No seizures.