Trileptal and rash

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Just wanted to ask if anyone has experienced swollen glands and itchy eyes when taking trileptal? I've only been on it now for 3wks and am currently on 75mg along with 375mg of Keppra twice daily. I don't have a rash but am wondering if this is just a cold or side effect from meds. I called the nurse yesterday at docs office they suggested being checked out by PMD, any suggestions? I dont have a fever or any other symptoms? Thanks for the feedback.
The doctor took me off the Omnicef and subscribed a Z-Pak to help my tonsils, and an antihistimine to help the itching of the rash. But I can only take the antihistimine once a day and the rash itches all the time. Is there anything else I can do for it? Any cream or ointment that might help stop the itch? Please help, I don't want to be scratchin my boobs all the time!!
The rashes clear up easily when I take prednisone, but my family doctor never wants to give prednisone to me because I am bipolar and he says it will interfere with my trileptal. The rash I currently have has been there for six weeks. It covers my entire back, and sides, and is everywhere else imaginable. The itch is intense, and it is making me crazy. At this point, I don't know what to do. I already take singulair and zyrtec for allergies, and these do not help the rash to go away.
However, since this is day one of 100 mg, could this go away? LMK. Also, am on Trileptal (1800 mg/day, with 300 mg in am and 1500 mg in pm) and Xanax (between 1 1/2 to 2 mg/ day depending on anxiety symptoms). The doctor wants to get Lamictal into my system and then decrease Trileptal slowly as our next step. Anyway, any comments on these side effects? Thanks for your help!!
Hi, Tammy, I'm no stranger to TN, and it's rearing it's ugly head again, lately. I take a combination of Gabapentin, and Trileptal (a kin to Tegritol). Trileptal makes me dizzy, but if I ramp up very slowly, it becomes tolerable. So, I start with 300 mg each of G and T at bedtime, for three days. Then, I add the same doses in the morning, so that my morning and evening doses are 12 hours apart. I do this for three days, and then add a noon dose if necessary.
She began taking Trileptal and it worked well for her for about 4 years and then she began having break thru seizures. It made her tired, but other than that she did well on it. She then tried Lamictal which made her feel terrible. Awful stomach pains. Now she is on Keppra XR and still on Trileptal as well. Working through side effects.
But Trileptal which is clinically related (minus an oxygen molecule I believe) to Tegretol is a better option because the side effect that requires blood monitoring in Tegretol is less likely to occur with Trileptal so it doesn't require bloodtests and is safer. Lamictal does not require regularly blood monitoring because when I was on it the blood test was yearly and more of a general check up. Lithium of course does.
First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes. The symptoms that you describe are odd (the pulsing hand part) but, anyone with isolated numbness of the extremities deserves a workup for MS (multiple sclerosis). Unfortunately, many people with real MS are passed off for years as "anxious" (and some other patients pursue the diagnosis of MS despite exhaustive testing).
I also took Lamictal or however you spell it and I got a rash so I quit that. Also took Welbutron or however you spell that and that made me more irritable. I'm thinking about taking an anti anxiety med. I don't know what to do. I need to be on something. Does anyone know of a medication that is for cyclomania or bipolar that doesn't have bad side effects?
I tried Lamictal but it made me literally stupid and gave me horrible acne, then I tried Depakote but it made me like the living dead I was miserable and tired and I gained 20lbs and started losing my hair (i didnt appreciate that), currently I'm on trileptal which is great because my hair came back and my depakote weight went away but i dont think it is getting rid of my seizures so its basically useless, so now I am slowly adding topamax to my regime!
Hello I just started taking effexor xr with my adderall and trileptal! After reading the comments here on this site i feel like I want to stop taking the effexor before i get any more of it into my system. I called to see if I could take these meds together and i was told that you shouldn't take any thing like effexor ect.. with adderall cause it will cause problems. also i don't want to gain any weight.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
my doctor switched my meds she took me off ativan and lexapro and put me of seroquil and trileptal. i am in sweats all night i have a major headache i am so tired...
My primary care doctor was worried it might be shingles, and said to watch for rash. But it's been days, and no rash, and now I feel a little weakness in my right arm and hand (when I squeeze to make a fist.) Could this be TN? I have an appointment with a my neuro wednesday, but anxious about it.
Last Thursday the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet started with a burning sensation. There's no redness or rash. It feels as if I wiped out on the pavement...kind of a deeper pain. My fingers are also tingly and prickly. Wondering if this is something anyone has experienced as a side effect of medication or of MS in general. I am not diagnosed at this point.
My problem is that the drug I was responding well to-Lamictal-gave me a rash twice and so after two years of being on it it was discontinued.I only had the rash at the end of my pregnancy and two days after giving birth.Since then I have been on various medications.None of them worked except Zyprexa but I had a constant weight gain of 9 pounds per month that in the end made me obese.
i have had atypical tgn for 10 years since i was 26. mri showed nothing and after carbomazapine for 8 months had no symptoms apart from the odd twinge for years. for the last 2 months it has got really bad but would rather not go back on carbomazapine. Is this the best treatment? At the moment just using co dydramol though it just takes edge off rather than really helping. what should i do?
I have a 4 `/2 y/o male with intermitten petechiae on his chest, neck, and shoulder. He has also had 3 nose bleeds and easy to bruise. He was on Trileptal for a month and it was D/Ced because of these symptoms. He has been off of the med. for a week now and more showed up two days ago. His CBC, comp. and Oxcarbazepine level were fine. What could be causing this?
Lamictal tends to cause a benign rash in 1/10 people, but the incidence of SJS (the really bad rash) is around 1/3000, and the risk is higher in children and if you go up too fast. Some doctors are willing to retry it even if a rash developed the first time, taking it verrrrrry slowly (you can start in the pediatric range), especially if it was working really well for you before the rash appeared. Not all doctors (or patients) are willing to do this, though. Your mileage may vary.
I currently on Lamictal, Neurontin, and Klonopin. However, there has been discussion of weaning off of the latter medications and adding a mood stabilizer to the mix. However, I am very sensitive to medication; Seroquel kicked me into a manic episode. Given this fact, what are some of the effective mood stabilizers for mania? What are some of your experiences with said stabilizers?
The day before yesterday he told me he was only taking one Trileptal a day because it made him too sleepy. When he brandished the bottle of Trileptal in my face as evidence he was taking them it seemed suspiciously full. Meanwhile he's been holed up in his room playing video games non-stop all hours of the night, sleeping all day. Leaves only to go to his PT job. His room is like a bat cave. Dark & gloomy.
Of these first try medications, keppra, lamictal, trileptal, and tergretol usually have the fewest side effects on a moderate dose, and are often the first drugs of choice amongst docs for focal epilepsy. If I were you, though—and I base this on personal experience—I would try either Keppra or Keppra XR, Tegretol, or Trileptal. These medications, on a moderate dose, are not too bad in terms of side effects. But again, everyone is different, and it is all just trial and error, really.
If you have psychosis, you'll need a typical or atypical antipsychotic (Seroquel and Abilify are both atypicals). Carbamazepine interacts with a lot of other things, and oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) seems like a better choice, even though it's off label. In the end, there's a huge number of meds that can be used in BP, and it really depends on the individual how well any particular one will work. Check out the crazymeds page (just google it) to see a lot of info on different options for BP.
A week later my Dr told me I was bipolar. Put me on Lamictal - got rash, and a few days ago my son got a rash. Our symptoms have mirrored each others, and reaction to meds although I have never been suicidal. He does have insurance through his father, thank goodness. ...
I was okay for a couple of months and then I broke out in a rash so I contacted her and she immediately took me off of it and told me that the rash could become so severe it could cause death. Therefore, I am advising everyone to be very careful taking Lamital.
I took Trileptal and Abilify for a while and it made me a nervous wreck, which I now think was from the Abilify. I took a really low dose of Abilify, and people on higher doses said it made them sleepy. I was afraid to take more to see if it would have an opposite effect--that defies logic, but sometimes medicine is that way. For example. Seroquel is usually best for sleep at 100 mg or lower. When you go higher, it can mess up your sleep (if you're only taking it for sleep.
thanks you for your answer,the rash is on my cheeks nose mainly,but also i eyebrows upper lip and chin.i use fluocinolone and really helps.it's kindof like a sunburn(closest thing i can think of).i've had it since i was 12 and is bad without med.and i do the same with the head/neck aches. i stopped sugar,only water lots of it or i dehydrate doing nothing,and foods easy to digest.i have some other symtoms also,it seemes i get more every month like vison memory problems.
I will agree that when I was on Lamictal they increased it by 25 mg, and for me it was every 2 weeks. It is due to a rare but sever side effect of a life threatening rash, and one cause of this rash is increasing too quickly. Also, if you have forgotten or stopped taking it for 3 days, then you have to go back to square one with the titration and start all over. So make sure you go slowly.
On Saturday night, I went to bed w/ one of my usual headaches, and woke up with the same one. I went to rub the back of my neck and head, and noticed a lump on the left back side of my head. It hurts to put pressure on it. Since Sunday, it's grown in size and in pain. Let me mention that NO I did NOT hit my head on anything. I've been to the ER, and to my medical on base here. I'm nauseous, dizzy, very tired and week feeling, I'm starting to have these shaking attacks.
the neurologist the took her off the depokote and tried lamictal, which she had a rash with so they had to d/c that too. right now she is not on anything except the adderall which does seem to help very little, but it does. she has these melt downs, and I try to remain calm, but I really feel like falling apart. I just want to know what is wrong with my daughter and why she is acting this way. She does not sleep well, she is very active in her sleep.
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