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Dilantins Effects On Bones

Dilantins Effects On Bones

I am almost 6 years seizure free. At my annual neurology appointment yesterday, my neurologist suggest that since I have been taking Dilantin for almost 30 years, that I should consider reducing the amount that I take until I am completely off Dilantin. I am and would still take Keppra. I am very nervous about getting off Dilantin and am wondering if anyone has had ill effects from taking Dilantin over a long period of time. Thank you for your feedback

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had been on everything except not in the same combinations. Phenobarbitol, Zarontin, Malontin, Valium, Tegtretol and many more. I was diagnosed at 7 so cannot remember it all. Doctors did not take… read more

posted 4 months ago

Seizure Medication

Seizure Medication

I am on Keppra and having more seizures lately but keppra is a good drug for me. but what is keppra xr for?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

my son originally had absence epilepsy (staring seizure), he was put on Zarontin , it was amazing, didn’t see side effects & completely controlled them. our absence seizure turned into grand mal when… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Has Anyone’s Doctors Suggested They Take Prenatal Vitamins?

Has Anyone’s Doctors Suggested They Take Prenatal Vitamins?

So my neurologist has had me taking Vitamin D, B12, and Folic Acid. She once mentioned taking prenatal vitamins (though I’m not planning on getting pregnant yet), and I kind of brushed it off. Then last time I saw her she said right that the end that I was taking prenatal vitamins, which kind of threw me off but I went with it. (She’s scary and I’m looking for a new neurologist - otherwise I would have asked about it). Is anyone else’s doctor having them take prenatal vitamins (not due to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was told the same thing. And that taking more does not hurt you it helps you by both my regular doctor, my ob, and neurologist. I take vitamin D, B-12, Muli, Zinc, and Selenium to sleep better. ;)

posted over 2 years ago

What Are The Side Effects Of Zarontin?

What Are The Side Effects Of Zarontin?

My daughter is on Lamotrigine and Zonisamide for absence seizures and that doesn't seem to control them. I was reading about this medicine and was wondering about it.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SusanLarsoLong:
has your husband ever been on TEGRETOL ????
Ask his doctor about it~ Never had any side effects while on it.

posted over 3 years ago

Has Anyone Ever Had A Drop Seisure And Did They Try Vitamin D Or Other Natural Treatments For Their Seisures?

Has Anyone Ever Had A Drop Seisure And Did They Try Vitamin D Or Other Natural Treatments For Their Seisures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member my doctor told me to pick up the calcium and magnesium at my grocery store, kinda the same with the Vitamin D. Any bottle that says they have 1000% might be too much, so… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Is Any One Else On Vimpat??

Is Any One Else On Vimpat??

I am now on it I seem to be having crazy dreams??

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Never have been on VIMPAT
Have been on Valium, DEXEDRINE, DILANTIN, DALMANE, PHENOBARBITAL,ZERONTIN & who knows what else
Only drug I've ever taken for my EPILEPSY longterm is TEGRETOL
I take 2/400MG… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Anxiety With Lamictal?

Anxiety With Lamictal?

So, long story short: I have absence seizures, and have for like 20 years. I was on Zarontin for YEARS, until it really started bothering my stomach. I was then on Zonegran for about 10 years, then that started really upsetting my stomach. I have panic anxiety disorder as well, and have been on 40 mg Citalopram for about 8 years.

I was weened off the Zonegran, and now I take Lamictal 150mg a day, plus the Citalopram. I’m supposed to go up to 200mg this week. HOWEVER, since I’ve started taking… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Peanuts no offense taken. That's a very good question.

posted over 2 years ago

Help! Am I Becoming Tolerant? Do I Risk A Change In Meds?

Help! Am I Becoming Tolerant? Do I Risk A Change In Meds?

I have an upcoming annual review with my neurologist and am thinking of raising that I’ve got SUSPICIONS on whether my medication is still working as 100% and that I may be experiencing tiny petit mal seizures.

What’s troubling me is that it could just be “normal space cadet” /“lost word at the tip of the tongue” exhaustion and not petit mal seizures at all…I hate the idea of disrupting my regime on a “suspicion” as I have no side effects right now.

Now I’ve started imagining scenarios of… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm on Keppra myself, though I'm on other AEDs on top of that, but I think you should keep a diary of how you are feeling, then when you go for your review, then the doctor can look at the diary and… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Has Anyone Ever Taken "Briviact" Prescription?

Has Anyone Ever Taken "Briviact" Prescription?

A bit scared to take these new meds being that every other med Ive taken still made me have seizures or almost killed me.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm on it now and been on it for almost 2 years, haven't had any side effects and it seems to be helping

posted over 1 year ago

I Have A Question And Anyone Taking Or Has Or Is Having Any Experience With This Medication Any Advice Or And Answers Would Be Helpful

I Have A Question And Anyone Taking Or Has Or Is Having Any Experience With This Medication Any Advice Or And Answers Would Be Helpful

I have a apptment with my neroligest on the 13th of July and I need to know about a medication jam totally against as am a advocate for not taking this kinda meds. I have to find a medication to replace topomax and my only option as I've researched everything is Epidiolex and am totally against it because of my advocacy and stance anyone who's on it or has a option or can provide a answer anything would be greatly appreciated. Am on onifi and briviact along with topomax now and need something to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I agree, I've also been learning about myself and my condition, education has been the best medicication.

posted almost 2 years ago