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Re: Trileptal - Help!

Posted by MB on January 7, 2002, at 20:21:10

In reply to Re: Trileptal - Help!, posted by PattyG on January 7, 2002, at 19:02:17

> > If it gets too bad, consider carbamazepine XR..the only one of its type in epilepsy. I have temporal lobe epilepsy (Complex-partial) and all I take for seizure control is carbamazepine, which is efficacious. As far as mood is concerned, he may need an antidepressant on board.
> >
> > With caring,
> > CalvaryHill
> ////Yes, he has had two and they're considered "complex-partial" as well. I'm sorry, but I'm drawing a complete blank - Carbamazapine - I can't remember what else it's called. Please adivse! (He is also taking Effexor for the depression.) Thanks so much for responding.

Trileptal made me extremely depressed. It kept getting worse, and my moods would cycle horribly with each dose. I'd start to feel better (and sleepy) about 10-11 hrs after my dose, then I would crash into suicidal, agitated depression two hours after my next dose. It has been 24 hrs now since my last dose and I am starting to feel somewhat normal again. Bloody stool is something that I, *personally*, would be on the phone with the doctor about ASAP (but, then again, I can be a hypochondriac; I get a headache and automatically assume it's a tumor).

Good luck to you and your son,




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