Trileptal weaning

Common Questions and Answers about Trileptal weaning


Avatar_m_tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> for a while. After that my psychiatrist transferred me to Lamictal. It took some time to have the withdrawal symptoms to pass (and the efficacy of the other medication to start) but it settled after some time. Generally things begin to improve within a few weeks. As long as you followed your psychiatrist's titration schedule it should be fine. Keep your psychiatrist updated on How you are doing and they will know How to follow up.
Avatar_n_tn I have been compleatly off this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> for 4 days, started weening about 2 months ago. have you ever heard of such a thing like this? and How much longer will it take to get better?
Avatar_n_tn I understand your family and yours worry about weaning him. I never got sleep during the med change or weaning. Every noise made me jump thinking it was him. Most of my son's was at night, as soon as he went to sleep. Stress also triggered them. I hope all goes well for your son.
Avatar_f_tn I was told to begin weaning off my medication (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>). Since reducing the medication by 150 mg, I am once again experiencing TN pain triggered by chewing, talking, washing my face, etc. Is this normal when weaning off anti-seizure medications used for TN?
1011826_tn?1274496312 (Prior to this I was only cutting down the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>, now we are weaning me off of Xanax too.) I hate Xanax withdrawal. It makes me feel completely non-existent and helpless. I can't move, sleep, concentrate, eat, etc, and I am really thirsty and restless the whole time. I am hoping this goes away soon. Giving it time.
Avatar_n_tn Please send me information on ways to make the withdrawal easier...Should I ask the doctor for clonidine or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>?
491030_tn?1242428366 Well I am still going down on this weaning process (norco) this weekend will be a norco free weekend. I went to the neurologist I have tendonitis I think that is what it is called now I have to go back to the orhtopedic.... hmmm it is strange How we can stop one addiction or try to stop but we pick up other bad habits...
739070_tn?1338607002 The sodium levels are also low but the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> or my diuretic could be the cause of that reading. We have started the weaning off process but the TN is trying to return so we are on the last week of taper of Trileptal and stating Neurontin and Cymbalta to replace it. My Ms neuro would prefer to keep me on a low dose of Trileptal for the TN and continue all the other meds. does this seems like excessive amount of drugs to be Taking? Don't forget the nortriptyline and clonzepam too.
1134609_tn?1269275800 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?
2015036_tn?1333001388 I am weaning off lyrica for the 2nd time so I hope it works this go around.
738075_tn?1330579444 Already, I've weaned myself off Soma and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>. Starting next Monday, I start weaning myself off Gabapentin. If my TN fires up again, well, I'll have to ramp up again. Oh, well. I'm hoping this works. Yay!! I have another keeper!
Avatar_f_tn My fiance and I are so ready and I just want to have a healthy baby and a safe pregnancy. I was Taking Lamictal, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> daily and clinadine or trazodone a couple times a week. Thanks for any response.
1967424_tn?1325637380 First two months on it ok, last six weeks depressed. Pdoc will not help me get off it. I have started weaning myself off this week. Was Taking 400mg, this week 200 mg per day. Podcasts says I will have a manic episode if I quit cold turkey. Anyone with same issues? Anyone just stop Taking? I am scared.
787406_tn?1339206783 Before my rhizotomy, when I was in pain and Taking medication (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>), it helped the pain doctor and myself if I kept a journal of when the pain occurred, what kind of pain (jabs, jolts, etc), and what triggered the pain (if I could figure that out), along with when I was Taking my meds.
585414_tn?1288944902 The fact that I slept better and it worked on what was obviously rapid cycling would not be a surprise as many mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>, etc.) were originally developed as anti convulsants. The fact that it has a mitigating effect on the dissociation/dysphoric mania of what they are tentatively terming tardive dysphrenia as well as the loss of cognition from what they are terming tardive dysmentia does point towards future recovery for others.
645390_tn?1338558977 I get the injections every 3 months. He said I could D/C Amitriptyline with no weaning off, and to start decreasing the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>. I am almost done with the Trileptal, only Taking 1/2 tab every other day. (started with 4 pills per day.) Here is the problem: for the last 2 days or so, my Left leg, AKA my "good" leg, has been stiff, getting stiffer. today, it is very painful and I can't bend my knee hardly at all. My knee hurts as well, as most of my leg.
Avatar_n_tn I have never had trouble with gaining weight until I returned to my anti-convulsants specifically, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> and Lamictal. When I ask the doctors what type of diet or things do I need to stay away from that would cause me to gain weight while Taking my medicine they give me no answer and just say diet and exercise. In conclusion, my weight gain is completely generalized to my lower belly making it appear as if I am pregnate, when I am definitely not.
Avatar_f_tn Tegretol didn't help me, I ended up on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>. I also had to go name brand, because the generic wasn't working. There is also Gabapentin. All these drugs are anti seizure meds that will help stop the pain. The thing is the doctor has to slowly increase the dosage. You also have to work with the doc to schedule when to take the meds. You want to keep the drug level even in your blood stream. There are some coping mechanisms. I was using warm compresses, a microwave beanbag.
Avatar_n_tn Since he has come home,he has complex partial seizures,and has been on so many medications, we are currently weaning him from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> 450 mgs. 2x's daily,he is also on Strattera 10 mgs.,and his neuro wants to put him on amitriptyline. His seizures have gotten progressively worse over the past two years,and he is now starting to shake, clench his fists,turns very pale,and his eyes also roll back in his head.
Avatar_f_tn MRI should a lesion near the operated area,no body could affirm whether it was recurrence or radionecrosis despite MRI spectrography,she was given treatment for both including Avastin,Temodar,Tykerb(lapatinip) and Hyperbaric oxygen for thirty sessions,she receives also Keppra and oxcarbazepin(<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>) also up and down decadron and because of worsening her hemiparesis she took physiotherapy,as time elapsed with these mesures her right arm became completely paralysed,MRI done after two months fr
925572_tn?1246543631 Concerning you i suppose because you are weaning off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> and lithium you started to become hypomanic, so VERY cautiously and slowly should be the withdrawal. I still believe although in principle antipsychotics are not theoretically used, but seroquel will do you good. a 25mg pill will help you sleep well. OR a risperidone of 1mg brand name apexidone in egypt. Incidentally if you read in wikipedia about seroquel generic quetiapine, the link http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar_f_tn I don't know what to do?!?! My doctor just gave me a prescription for 15 day weaning off both Morphine and Hydrochodone. The last time I tried not to take the morphine, I was in so much pain even though I was laying down in bed to a point I soiled my bed and not even know it. How I got to be disabled from being a successful over achieving perfectionist individual making great money and promoted every 1.
Avatar_n_tn like your brother. Since it's a seizure med, the weaning process is the only safe way to make an exit. If someone just quits, they apparently weren't Taking it on any kind of recommended schedule.
560501_tn?1383616340 Either one is the standard used to treat TN. the only difference is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> has a lower side effects profile. Neither take the pain completely away but will lessen it to a tolerable level. I have some relief with hot or cold compresses dependent on the day ,it varies. As for the soreness, I can feel it become sore BEFORE the pain and after the episode it remains sore and bruised feeling for a couple of days. Know that your are not alone in this miserable symptom and it 's pain.
Avatar_n_tn By my description of the 1st two seizures, the doctor diagnosed him with benign Rolandic epilepsy and started him on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span>. This type of epilepsy (general term for 2 or more seizures) usually responds quickly and completely to this medication. Unfortunately, that was not the correct diagnosis.
1207048_tn?1282177904 I take 300 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> 30 mg Baclofen 25 mg a day immitrex for migraines. A tranquillizer when needed for diaphragm spasms I have a ton of pain but a high tolerance. For example a hairdresser accidentally cut 1/16 of an inch into the cartiledge of my ear with her scissors Saturday and I did not react. The diaphragm spasm which happen often are the most painful symptom I have. I have had two sets today and my husband does not have clue.
Avatar_f_tn Mine is Klonopin, nortriptyline (cousin to the amitriptyline Quix mentioned), gabapentin,Cymbalta and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> which does double duty for my trigeminal neuralgia and leg pain. Currently, as of yesterday at my impromptu neuro appt after he heard me on the phone, we are weaning off all but the most necessary meds and I'm going to Pain Management doc #2. My neuro also told me that I could use heat sparingly to my legs to help relieve cramping.
479255_tn?1208119748 ) My son is on Keppra (he's only 30 lbs, and he takes 1200mg/day), and it's definitely caused some awful behaviors, so we're titrating Lamictal in hopes of weaning the Keppra eventually. His neurologist labeled his "psychotic behaviors" Keppra-related (he has pica and ate a lightbulb), and I completely believe him.
Avatar_n_tn All tests were normal, Ctscan, MRI, etc, until one day somebody suggested an EEG. And the result was positive. He was given topamax and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Trileptal</span> and his response to the drugs were dramatic. It seems like his headaches were "seizure" equivalent. Before this, he has been having a series of on and off severe headaches with vomiting. The headaches were so severe, he was confined to his bed for days. Everytime he had attacks, he thought it would be his end, all of us were sad.