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I do not have insurance and go to a free clinic. I have been taking generic dilantin as prescribed. Started at 300mg and was upped to 400mg two years ago. I've only had a handful of seizures while awake but when sleeping I have a few a week. When I have "bad" ones and go to the ER, my levels are always at a 1 or below. My Dr says I'm not taking my meds cuz I'm a "young punk kid with tattoos". He refuses to try anything else.
I was wondering, the other night about a week and a half ago, I was smoking weed and it was a sunday. I have been smoking weed for awhile now I have not responded weird to it at all. so the next day i was in the bathroom and i had just got done washing and drying my hands. After that i fell to the floor and began going into a seizure. I was wondering if me smoking weed was the reason for me going into the seizure.
I now take coumadin,dilantin, nerve damage medication and pain killers every day.I was also told I will not be able to get pregnant under these circumstances.I also see a therapist for post trauma.My life is not the same and never will be. There are no words I und-color: #dae8f4'>can express that girls will understand, only the one's who have experienced it. I just want young girls to be aware that smoking and taking birth control pills (1 reason they think this happened to me) is no joke.
I am having shaking and stuttering. Not sure if that is due to Dilantin or something else. MRI Results: Clinical indications: seizure activity in setting of recent fevers. Technique: Sagittal T1, axial T1, T2, FLAIR, diffusion weighted imaging of the brain is obtained along with coronal T2 and FLAIR and inversion recovery sequencing. The patient had a seizure in the magnet. The patient left the department in stable condition.
Today I am almost back to normal, still a bit weak but with a good exercise program I am getting back to complete normal. I was weak and jittery and from the morning to night I saw no progress but from week to week I could see progress being made. Be patient. Also since you have the internet, read some of the other questions and perhaps they will help, check out the side effects of the medication and try to take as little as possible or find a good alternative.
Lozol, Avapro, Dilantin, Cardizem CD, Pletal, Labetalol, Coumadin, Vit. I recently had a stress echocardiogram because of chest pain and fatigue and don't understand all the results. My cardio doesn't engage in many explanations and he said (via the sec'y) that the results were fine but I'd like a little more knowledge so I am coming to you. Test Result Diagnosis: Clin. Susp. of CAD (cath at CCF a few years ago was clean) Resting ekg=nsr, NSPST CHGS., POOR R WAVE PROGRESSION @6 min - .
You are really jeopardizing your liver/life by taking 25 Tylenol in a 24 hour period. Excess amounts of the drug are extremely liver toxic. And add in alcohol abuse and you're playing a very dangerous game. You und-color: #dae8f4'>cannot continue to take doses like that. Please do a little research and change your behavior. Liver disease is not a pleasant way to go.
The neurologist who saw her, after all the standard tests--CAT,EEG,MRI, said there was no smoking gun, no reasons for the seizures, and he put her on dilantion "because she didn't have any insurance , and this is cheap and this works ok." She went back to him one more time and then quit going because he was "such a jerk." Her behavior since the seizures began has just come down hill.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
The redness has a slight burning when it is bad, and it und-color: #dae8f4'>can be slightly better and worse on day to day and month to month and year to year. My lips themselves und-color: #dae8f4'>can be quite dry at times and have a large number (sheets) of fordyce looking white spots and plaques on both lips. The red area of skin just around my lips is also an area where my pores get really clogged and look like small white hairs about every other day, I usually just shave over them every other day to get rid of them.
The redness has a slight burning when it is bad, and it und-color: #dae8f4'>can be slightly better and worse on day to day and month to month. My lips themselves und-color: #dae8f4'>can be quite dry at times and have a large number (sheets) of fordyce looking spots on both lips. The red area of skin just around my lips is also an area where my pores get really clogged and look like small white hairs about every other day, I usually just shave over them every other day to get rid of them.
My daughter was an epileptic and taking Dilantin to control her seizures. We knew that the next grand mal seizure could be her last(fatal). She was engaged to be married to a man who had severe problems of his own that we were unaware of at that time. He was the basic self-centered control freak and very concerned with "appearances". His "high class" family was pressuring him to drop my daughter because of her epilepsy.
It started when I was 10 I thought then it was because I had adhd and was taking adderal for it. When I was older I started smoking and that would relax me and stop the episode when I would have one. Now that I had quit a year ago the episodes are frequent and severe. I want them to stop.
I never miss a pill and I account it on generic medication. I felt strange for months and now I am on Dilantin. The feeling of not knowing is difficult to deal with; and we/I are still expected to perform as though nothing is wrong. I had taken a fall (mid 80's) well after going through seizures and had to have a brain operation because of fractures in my skull and two broken blood vesicles. As I said earlier, the symptoms are still there and will get very bad if I let them...
I had smoked for 41 years and had to quit due to excess tissue growth (not und-color: #dae8f4'>cancer) on my vocal cords. The tissue was caused by a combination of smoking and acid reflux and I had gotten to the point where I could hardly talk. I used Chantix and breezed right through the whole ordeal. That was before I was dx'd with hypothyroidism/Hashi's (not necessarily before I had it - just not dx'd).
Since you have a history of smoking and tobacco use it is important to eliminate lung und-color: #dae8f4'>cancer as a cause of enlarged lymph node. The fatigue , headache and dry mouth and throat are quite possibly nicotine withdarwal symptoms that you are experiencing. http://quitsmoking.about.com/cs/cravingsandurges/a/withdrawal.htm Let me know if you need more information. Take care!
I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilesy and since then put on dilantin and depakote. I was wondering if smoking marijuana with cause me to have a seizure. Also, I'll be switching over to depakote totally soon and was wondering if it affects the effectiveness of birth control pills...
As a matter of fact, I doubt I could stay up more than one night. I LOVE sleep. I am going for an EEG tommorrow and an MRI wednesday. They have me on 300mg Dilantin before bedtime. Hopefully, they will discontinue this after all my tests check out OK. I am a firm believer in the less drugs the better. Good luck to all.
Prosthetic Valves and INR--Avoiding Headaches posted by J.D. on January 25, 1999 at 17:28:41: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear J.D., I have never heard of a link between INR levels and headaches. The risk of too low of an INR is blood clots, strokes, and thrombosed valve. Therefore I would not try to base therapy on whether she has a headache or not.
45 am) I asked about the 6mm high signal in my MRI and he said it could be related to smoking, the dilantin, as well as the other suggestions implied by the radiologist, he's going to look over my MRI sund-color: #dae8f4'>can more closely, so that when I return for my next visit, we und-color: #dae8f4'>can go over in detail his impressions.
However years ago my mother had facial neuralgia and was successfully treated with Dilantin. so thats another possiblility for you...
The redness has a slight burning when it is bad, and it und-color: #dae8f4'>can be slightly better and worse on day to day and month to month. My lips themselves und-color: #dae8f4'>can be quite dry at times and have a large number (sheets) of fordyce looking spots on both lips. The red area of skin just around my lips is also an area where my pores get really clogged and look like small white hairs about every other day, I usually just shave over them every other day to get rid of them.
He has been having episodes for about ten years GP treated for anxiety and panic attacks. Symptoms are funny feeling, sense of warmth washes over him, with stinging tingly feelings, blank staring,repeated swallowing,unresponsiveness,post ictal confusion with aphasia expressive and receptive. He has lost consciousness 4 xs last 2 yrs.He also has HTN (2xs after passing out 185/125, 190/122) ,Hypogonadism and history of elevated cpk (200-400,)creatnine borderline high several years.
started smoking and drinking heavily ,whenever I do smoking and drinking I always felt pain in my left forehead and those events of dizziness keep on increasing 2001 : this year I did crash dieting , lots of exercises ( lost 27 kg of weight in 7 months) i did smoking also due to all this those events of dizziness increased and I started to lose my understanding power . I kept on sleeping most of the times and used to talk very less ( I have lost my communicating skills ) .
started smoking and drinking heavily ,whenever I do smoking and drinking I always felt pain in my left forehead and those events of dizziness keep on increasing 2001 : this year I did crash dieting , lots of exercises ( lost 27 kg of weight in 7 months) i did smoking also due to all this those events of dizziness increased and I started to lose my understanding power . I kept on sleeping most of the times and used to talk very less ( I have lost my communicating skills ) .
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So anyway that is the only thing he would take me off of and he said to do it that way. I decided it would be great to just quit all at once, and quit smoking too....REAL BRIGHT HuH??? I know that was stupid but like I said I have not had the ER's fpr 9 days now...and just Vicodin a couple days ago and then I only took two....but I don't know if that makes it worse. By the way I saw something about Thomas recipe in a post....but und-color: #dae8f4'>cannot find that recipe....what is that exactly????
My Neurologist got me in somehow for this study, she tells me that I'll be watched 24 hours a day via a video camera to watch my facial expressions, I'll have my head wired up the entire time, have to eat hospital food and not smoke ( God help me ) I und-color: #dae8f4'>can only surmise that I'll have a nervous breakdown and run screaming out of some plate glass window on the 4th floor and land on top of an ambulance.....and then they'll sue me for damages....hahahaha. I should be so lucky.
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Since all of the blood work showed nothing amiss except high enzymes and a higr white count in the liver which is normal for Dilantin,there seems to be a belief that this might be the problem.I am 46 yearrs old and seziure free for 16 yrs. on 500 mg. of dilantin per day with no desire to become a human guiney pig again.Help! Please tell me the dilantin could not cause the NAOIA. I did have major head trauma in 1982 and the brain was pushed forward.
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