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some years ago i was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilspsy. first i was given Dilantin, but when that didn't work, i was given Depakote. the current dose i am on is 750mg twice a day and it seems to keep my seizures under control. however, i am aware that Depakote can cause liver damage, which concerns me. are there any other medications which can control my seizures? also, do you have any studies going concerning jme at this time, or will there be any in the future?
He was wrong, I got most of it back, but had terrible pain while it was regrowing and my hand would frequently cramp up into a fist that I couldn't open. He put me on percodan and dilantin(for the spasms). I was allergic to the nerve meds (we tried 2 others) so I had to live through it with only the narcotic. It does get better. It took almost 4 years before the nerve pain went away. Lots of physical therapy helped. I have no problems with it today.
It can cause seizures in certain individuals (like me). I now permanently take dilantin. I know now ( of course hindsight is 20/20) that i would have much rather gone through the withdrawls than what I did with the seizures. I hear this side effect is not too common but know that it is there. And yes it is very addicting, i remember the first time i took it i thought i had taken a narcotic pain medication.
Thanks for your inputs. It is hard to get a pcp to go up higher on a med as they feel you are getting addicted. Brandy do you go to a pain management dr. He recommend it but my dr has to write the order. Also mr. lucky I'm not quite sure what I will do for now, I will leave that up to the dr.
prior to that time i remember having a few small seizures, but nothing like i had starting that year. i was given Dilantin, but when that didn't work, i was started on Depakote. i now take 750mg bid and generally it keeps everything under control. the only times i've had problems recently are when i have surgery, take narcotic pain killers or take a prescription sleeping pill. can you explain this and is there any way i can avoid this problem since i may have to have major surgery soon?
prior to that time i remember having a few small seizures, but nothing like i had starting that year. i was given Dilantin, but when that didn't work, i was started on Depakote. i now take 750mg bid and generally it keeps everything under control. the only times i've had problems recently are when i have surgery, take narcotic pain killers or take a prescription sleeping pill. can you explain this and is there any way i can avoid this problem since i may have to have major surgery soon?
valerian root is a natural herb to take for anxiety..kava kava, some even take dilantin for anxiety..if the drug u were referring to is promethiazine/that is phenergan and it does have a side effect of drowsiness and in small doses/helps with anxiety...and it is a safe drug..not habit forming like benzos..
Michelle, I am sorry that you are in so much pain. I am starting IV Steroids tomorrow also for Optic Neuritis. It's a long story and you are in pain and my eyes are a mess so maybe another time :) I hope that the steroids help & you find relief. It would be nice if they are able to give you something to help you sleep also to make the suffering go faster. I'll be thinking of you while we are hooked to our IV's tomorrow and the next day etc.
antibiotics such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane), or troleandomycin (Tao); or seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton). This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with methylprednisolone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.
Tegretol, Dilantin, Depakote and now I'm taking Gabitril. I've had seizures while on Dilantin and Gabitril. The doctor took me off Tegretol because it was prescribed after my first seizure, and he didn't think they would be recurring. Plus, I was gaining a lot of weight in a short time. Most of my seizures have been generalized. I don't remember them but have "scars" that let me know they happened. Plus I get an aura first and lose time.
Better than Lamictal. It made it so that I could get away with less narcotic meds. I'm off it right now though, because of the leak issue. Topamax lowers the csf. The side effect for me is that it affects my cognitive abilities, slows down my thinking and short term memory some..thus it's nickname "dopamax". I'm ok being dumber if it helps my pain.
I have Lupus, my meds are Dilantin 200mg BID, Neurontin 1200mg TID, Plaquenil 200mg BID, Baclofen 20mg TID, Botox Q 3 months (for spasticity in my left leg that also has a dropped foot), Zoloft 200mg QHS, Atarax 50mg Q8 prn, Imitrex 100mg po prn migraine, Lunesta 3mg QHS, Prilosec 20mg Qday and Ultram 50mg Q4prn. I have had 2 back surgeries, lumbar laminectomies on L4-L5 and L5-S1. I have been having bile duct spasms again for the past 6 months. Some of them have had me in the ER.
Any idea of a med that may work that I can suggest to him that is non narcotic and not aspirin related...I think there are a few nurses and/or Pharm Techs that post here. Please help... Thanks!!
These disturbances that short acting opiates have on the neurotransmiters is what make these(IMO) undesirable for long term or chronic pain relief. All opiate/narcotic pain relievers cause this problem but long acting opiates do not spike the neurotransmitters as short acting ones do. An example of a long acting opiates are methadone,LAAM, and buprenorphine. I only know details concerning methadone.
The neurologist placed me first on Dilantin for seizure control, although the only seizure I ever had was one prior to finding out I had a tumor - Dilantin adversely affected my liver so I was removed over a 2 week transition period to Neurotin - 1600 mg per day and 25 mg of Topamax per day. I keep reading that Neurontin is not particularly good for seizure control so why am I taking it?
I do get stadol nasal spray which is a strong medicine and a narcotic. I use it only when I have to, never every day. It is the only thing that take my pain away but it tastes bad but I never abuse it. I have low blood pressure so I can't take beta blockers to prevent headaches, instead they give seizure medication. After trying one that does not work I am on a tapering dose of Topamax which is not up to full dose but is starting to give some relief.
Tom,I must start off by saying. Methadone is horrible to detox. It's the hardest. I did not get on methadone to detox. I take it because it is medicine>> like insulin to the diabetic, steriods(cortisone) to the rhematoid arthritic (my spelling I know),heart meds to the person with heart disease,blood pressure medicine to hypertensive, dilantin to the epileptic,etc. & etc. No one says to this group of people its hard to stop insulin,cortisone,dilantin,etc.
I have Hep C along with cirrhosis and just had surgery. Taking 10 mg. Hydrocodone and Dilantin. Is Dilantin dangerous for the liver? Please let me know the details.
some years ago i was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilspsy. first i was given Dilantin, but when that didn't work, i was given Depakote. the current dose i am on is 750mg twice a day and it seems to keep my seizures under control. however, i am aware that Depakote can cause liver damage, which concerns me. are there any other medications which can control my seizures? also, do you have any studies going concerning jme at this time, or will there be any in the future?
We have something else in common...I was also given Torodol in the hospital after day 2 and they discontinued the "real drugs" and narcotic pump....IT WAS WONDERFUL! It was suggested by my internist (not the famous orthopedic surgeon...DUH!) However...my internist said that you could only give it by injection, or IV (I forget which)....it is available in pill form, but he said it was not nearly as effective. It's actually an anti-inflammatory, not a pain-killer, but I agree with you.
I looked up this drug some time back because I am in pain all the time with my face and feet now. The first neuro was talking about putting me on dilantin the anti-epileptic drug, I did some research and I am not happy to take this medication, the side effects are horrendous and it alters your system too much. I don't have epilepsy so I really don't want to take this drug.
when I said narcotics don't even help it cut don't out completely so just know the narcotic do not seem to help my pai)..ers can be misdiagnosed at first as diverticulitis. I am a little worried because of all my symptoms and I thought Diverticulitis was a misdiagnosis when they told me.. but Id rather it be that then colon cancer, oh I forgot to talk with him about my lymph nodes if he is who i am supposed to talk to about it, what do you think my chances are of a misdiagnosis?
"Opiates" describe the family of narcotic painkillers. Morphine, Dilaudid, Codeine, Hydrocodone (Vicodin), demerol, etc. They are natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic. The purest are derived directly from the Opium Poppy, hence the name "OPIates". In the USA you need a prescription for all opiates. Opiates, after prolonged use produce tolerance and dependance that although aren't life threatening to withdraw from, are very uncomfortable.
I felt that what i was going through had to be like coming off a narcotic. I tappered down for 2 weeks thinking i had done what was necesary to wean myself. WRONG! The first two weeks were hell and for the next four weeks i was not myself. Over the last 15 years i've been on half a dozen different antidepressants at various times. Paxil is Evil.
Because I'm a recovering Alcoholic, no doctor in thier right mind was going to precribe me ANY type of narcotic for pain, so I ended up with a presciption for ULTRAM to control some VERY PAINFUL peripheral neuropathy (caused by my inhuman ability to consume vast quantities of vodka).. Anyway, it all started out nicely with the ULTRAM working very well for pain, and I didn't get "High", so what was the problem?
Now ever since I've been taken off, I did well for a number of months and eventually had seizures once more. I was putback on dilantin, which I was on before. After about three more tonic-clonic seizures I was put on Lyrica, in combination with Trleptal and Depakote. I was Eventually taken off the Depakote because of complications with a mitochondrial disorder I have, so my Trileptal levels were raised.
They put me on Dilaudid (a sister drug to percocet)-I felt wonderful! Three days later, after finding out that I was on another narcotic I stopped completely. That was 3 weeks ago. My symptons were stomach cramping, night sweats, inability to eat ANYTHING without stomach cramping, insomnia, crying, depression, feeling of hopelessness (which a KNEW was not true, but felt it all the same), shakes, feeling I would never get better.
I am on norco 10/325 12/day, neurontin, dilantin, and Celexa. Whenever I talk with my dr about how I feel I am taking to much meds, he just says that we will deal with the addiction later, that my nerves are learning to be an arm again and as they learn new pathways, I'm not supposed to be in any pain, or the nerves will learn pain pathways. Sounds like an addicts dream, right?
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