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My neurologist just informed me that Osteoporosis and shrinkage of the Cerebellum are very serious side effects for long term users of Dilantin. Does anyone know more about this? I've been taking 500mg of Dilantin for over 30 years since I was a teenager, and now I'm terribly worried. Not one of the neurologists had mentioned anything about this over the years, and now at 46, I've learned that I may have severe osteoporosis.
This is what I'm facing now, Having my gums 'shaved' due to hyperplasia, I have peripheral neuropathy and the friendly tremor, vitilgo, Strange rash/broken skin on cheeks [Dr's auto thought alcohol abuse! ] My eyesight not good - Nystagmus (horizontal, vertical), mild ataxia, raised MCV levels , macrocytic anaemia.
Re: Re: Dilantin VS Lamictal [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Neurology Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF neurology MD on July 11, 1997 at 11:46:33: In Reply to: Re: Dilantin VS Lamictal posted by CCF Neurology MD on July 11, 1997 at 11:33:38: : : Hello: I am diagnosed as having seizures (complex partial that secondarily generalize).
=Warren, Lamictal has been approved for your type of seizures(complex partial seizures with secondary generalization) as a monotherapy since 12/94. Its major side effects known at this time are skin rash followed by diplopia, drowsiness, ataxia and headaches). However, long-term (using it greater than ten years) side effects are unknown. On the other hand, many of the side effects associated with dilantin are well known both for short and long term use.
Accutane causes dryness of the skin while you take it, but does not cause dryness of the skin later. Your description sounds like eczema, but the rash around the mouth may be something else. Do you lick your lips? If so, that could explain the persistence of the rash and lack of response to treatment. I doubt that laser treatment offers anything useful to you. I don't think I can add more to your knowledge from this distance, though. Best. Dr.
My day, age 85 has developed large (up to 2 inches) blood blisters on his left leg from knee to ankle. Some blisters are small and clear. When draining them and clearing away the skin, the surrounding skin peels off like tape. The blisters have now spread to his right leg. His left arm has a rash and is hot to the touch. Both feet are swollen and are hot to the touch. The hospital doctors say that they have never seen these symptoms before.
Have epilipsy -temporal lobe syndrome- and take 400 mg. Dilantin a day since I was 27. My family doctor said I had chicken pox twice when I was 2 and 4. Crazy, but that's what he always said. At 30 years I got that weird thing where half of your face just freezes up and it was paralyzed for about a week, maybe 2 (can't remember the name). Last year I got meningitis and was in severe pain and in hospital for 2 nights. During the meningitis my legs didn't work very well.
I hate you are experiencing this, as I am on Dilantin as well. Which came first? Your fears or your hives? Think about it, I know nerve problems can cause people to have the hives. Have you been going through some traumatic times or had problems arise? You are in a difficult prediciment with no insurance, so you will have to figure this out on your own.
The most common drugs we see this with is sulfa drugs (bactrim) and dilantin. The condition starts out as a rash and can progress to patient shedding all of the skin of their body. Therefore, the have many of the same challenges as caring for a major burn patient.
Anyway, after three months with this horrible condition, and plenty of seizures more, I was switched, during part of my presurgical workup, to dilantin. The rash went away, but my skin has felt so sensitive every since (this was 4 years ago now). Currently take allergy pills to help, and am on Lamictal XR. Hated dilantin as well. Anyway, good luck with your decision PS: saw you posted your comment a while ago....
I've noticed that myu skin has been really dry and flakey all over. (my hands, back, ect.) I developed a rash after being on dilantin for almos two months and am concerned about haivng an alergic reaction to the neurontin (though I'm told it's one of the most benign AEDs out there.) I have no fever, just itchy all over. HAve you seen this reaction before? I've been on five different meds in the past 3 months...
I would suggest your friend go back to the free clinic and ask for a 2nd opinion. Dilantin is one of the primary medications given to people with seizures. I cannot diagnose nor can I say that giving this medication is the right or wrong medication to give her. I would only review the information I have provided, and keep going back until they can figure out why this happened. I have provided some package information regarding Dilantin for you to review. Best of luck. Jennifer R RPh www.
skin rash itching sore throat fever or chills mouth sores unusual bruising or bleeding yellowing of the skin or eyes paleness joint aches If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].
(my hands, back, ect.) I developed a rash after being on dilantin for almos two months and am concerned about haivng an alergic reaction to the neurontin (though I'm told it's one of the most benign AEDs out there.) I have no fever, just itchy all over. HAve you seen this reaction before? I've been on five different meds in the past 3 months... all but depakote contol the szs well but the adverse reactions made it impossible to continue suing them.
Skin rash; urticaria; photosensitization; edema of face and tongue. Hematologic: Bone marrow depression including agranulocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia; purpura; eosinophilia. Gastrointestinal: Rarely hepatitis (including altered liver function and jaundice); nausea; epigastric distress; vomiting; anorexia; stomatitis; peculiar taste; diarrhea; parotid swelling; black tongue.
I've noticed that myu skin has been really dry and flakey all over. (my hands, back, ect.) I developed a rash after being on dilantin for almos two months and am concerned about haivng an alergic reaction to the neurontin (though I'm told it's one of the most benign AEDs out there.) I have no fever, just itchy all over. HAve you seen this reaction before? I've been on five different meds in the past 3 months...
I have only been on the Klonapin 2 weeks but wonder given this side effect if I need to be weaned off. Have already tried Doxepam, Zonalone Creme, Elavil,Dilantin, Tegretol, Tylenol/Codeine, Neurontin, Ultram,Percoset,Darvoset, etc, with really bad side effects and zero relief. Wondering what alternatives to prescription meds can be used for pain relief from small fiber sensory neuropathies?
I've noticed that myu skin has been really dry and flakey all over. (my hands, back, ect.) I developed a rash after being on dilantin for almos two months and am concerned about haivng an alergic reaction to the neurontin (though I'm told it's one of the most benign AEDs out there.) I have no fever, just itchy all over. HAve you seen this reaction before? I've been on five different meds in the past 3 months...
Lithium has less severe side effects than Lamictal in fact Lamotrigine prescribing information has a black box warning about life threatening skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and its side effects also include (Commonly) headaches, dizziness and insomnia.
you also say you have had PCOS for years, well PCOS can be seen alongside other endocrine gland illnesses. May i ask what is your skin like ? have you had any skin changes? along with your other problems. What are your joints like? Do you have any skin rashes? Sorry im asking you lots of questions as this is a complicated post, and im just trying to get a better picture. I would definately be having a metabollic blood panel done because your problem could lie there. Thyroid , diabetes glucose.
After eliminating the worrisome etiololgies, then the problems are one of medication. There are alternatives to quinine, such as tegratol, dilantin etc. Procainamide has also been shown to work. I hope that I have not made things more confusing. Sometimes it is hard to get people to listen to you. However, medical care requires the information given both ways, patient to doctor and visa-versa.
skin biopsy and Q-SART. My troubles started after a car accident with whiplash. Got worse and had to cut back on work to 20 bours per week, then had to stop working. Cannot travel much or excercise much either. I am interested in joining or starting a neuropathy support group in Central Ohio. Have you noticed that people who do not have this "invisible" disease have difficulty understanding it?
taking a hot shower makes my muscles feel better but seems to irritate my skin. i use bodywash and soap for sensitive skin and i don't get a rash. the water feels like little needles hitting my skin. just another weird symptom! i hope you have a good weekend and are feeling better. try to stay positive!
I don't believe its neuralgia, and the brain doesn't contain any nerves, it is only the skin around the head that has the nerves. So while there could be pressure buildup in the brain pushing on a nerve (thats what a normal headache is caused by), I don't think its the same thing. I'm going to talk to my LMT who I am also seeing for my whiplash injury, because she may know something about Trigger Point Therapy.
I have had Uveitis 3 times in 7 months and been tested for MS, Lupus, and Bechet's. I also get a weird rash o n my left forearm if I go out in the sun. I was told that there are no signs of MS on Mri, Potentials, or anywhere else and my ANA and ESR were witin normal limits so that rules out lupus and bechets. I am not so convinced that having a normal ana will rule out lupus though. I just know that I am one sick lady and I am here as a last resort.
Each time I check, the skin temperature is the same on both legs. I too am online searching for what condition to attach to this symptom/sensation. I cannot help but chime in here with all your comments. My profile is that I am a slender, 52 year old female. I jog a couple of miles most days. And on days I can't get out, I try to do strength training in the gym. I do have a desk job and I sit on my rear-end way too many hours. But I don't have any special back problems.
I had been treated for what is now recognized as Panic Disorder with barbituates and phenytoin (Dilantin). While neither did much good, it is interesting that those were the drugs of choice, because PD can often be a seizure-like business anyway, and they should have been more effective than they were. At any rate, I had decided that if some was supposed to be good, then more might be better, and wound up needing a lot more phenobarb than had been prescribed for me.
I had all 3 done at the same time and i have no metal I did real good for the 3 years but started to have pain again in arms and shoulders and a recent MRI says I need to probably go back and have the metal and another clean up arthritis again so we will see I wore the Miami J collar for the first 2 months wasnt bad but if you need it done do it when its cool I had it done in summer bad mistake rubs on your skin and makes you sore !!!
Our body will go in survival mode and the nutrients will go to the essential organs and the other organs will get the nutrients left over (so to speak) being the hair, skin, nails. Which usually results in hair loss, acne or dull skin and brittle nails. that is why you MUST talk to your doctor or pharmacist about a good supplement to help off set the hair loss. I hope this all makes sense to you.
i tried, but the rash was gone, i did not know to keep the tick, and was just told i couldn't get lyme in Kentucky. well i am living to tell everyone you can get lyme disease anywhere, i had several neck operations because it got in my bone marrow and weakened it.
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