Dilantin and teeth

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Avatar n tn My question is this, can a person in my situation, and at my age take Dilantin indefinitely? And could these occurences be a side effect of Dilantin?
Avatar n tn I am looking for direction about staying with the dilantin. I have been on and off dilantin since I was 17. I am currectly taking 500 mg daily. I am 45. I feel like a child most of the time as my grown children tire as I pause for words and get confused about what they share with me. I fight depression even though I have everything to be thankful for. I am open for advice.
Avatar n tn I took 2 old, and 1 new for about a month, then 2 new and 1 old, and am now on 3 new dilantin 100mg. every day. I have been on this for about 2 weeks, and I have not had any problem at all. I do feel kinda nervous about it, though, and never leave home without my medical card in my wallet. (something I never even had to think about with the old dilantin). How about you? Are you on the new capsules? If so, how are you doing?
Avatar n tn I've been having seizures since I started my period they are grand mal seizures. I am now 28 and have been on dilantin the last 5 years and I've noticed on going ear infection sinus infections and my teeth and gums are a lot worse.. Could it all be from dilantin??
Avatar f tn He let me know it wouldn't be easy.And he told me that Dilantin is a drug that 'finds it's way' into the organs,bones and teeth,through the blood(which is why leukemia can become a risk;why you're supposed to have CBC every 6 monthes).My teeth & gums were actually ruined as a result. Anyway,I did agree to change meds.It was gradual.You never 'just stop taking' a med! You taper off with the Dilantin while adding the new med.I did have withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn i hope i have the name and spelling right. in this article he spoke of using dilantin for people that diddnt respond to normal treatments. well i talked adout this with my doctor and he said he has heard of this treament but has never tried it on a patient but agreed to try this on me and to our surprise it worked fantastic. my current doctor physciatrist has said he has never heard of this or even the drug itself i just want any imformation that i can show him about this.
Avatar n tn I've been on 300 mg Dilantin and 81 mg aspirin for 14 months. (In July 2003 my Dilantin level was 31 - at that time I was also on BP meds - levels came down and Dilantin reduced to 300 mg from 400 mg and I was taken off the BP meds.) In August I had a bout with thrush in the mouth. Now I have developed mouth sores on cheek and under side of tongue. Dentist has ruled out problems with my teeth and feels I am having a reaction to Dilantin and some NSAIDS - Erythema Multiforme.
Avatar f tn my neuro is taking me off dilantin slowly. i take 400mg daily . my neuro told me dilantin will cause mood swings and cause me to be irritable and was hard on your body after being on them so long. i have started keppra and dropping 1 dilantin a month . i was told my moods will improve and i will start to think more clearly. my neuro told me dilantin does slow your thinking and leaves you in a fog.
Avatar m tn When I was 21 i had a seizure, I was put on Dilantin. The Dilantin made me dizzy and sick so I stopped taking it. I had over 100 seizures and finally the doctor told me that i have a choice, take the meds or keep having the seizures. Then he told me some good news. If i continue on the meds, i will get used to them, and he was right. I haven't had a seizure in years. At 58 i am slowing down a lot however.Very tired all the time.. Also a bad attitude, no teeth, but hey, im alive..
Avatar n tn problems are a side affct of dilantin but how can I fight this problem? : : I have only had grand-mal seizures within days of giving birth of my last two : : children and have had no seizures at any other times unless they have been : : of a very mild type and I have had some strange experiences so I'm not sure : : if they were seizures or not. I have an appointment with my doctor on the 30TH : : and since I have no neurologist would greatly value your opion.
Avatar n tn Specifically, do you have any feedback on the side-effects of Ruffinamide? I have seen them listed and the are fewer and less severe than Dilantin. What has been your experience? Thank you ion advance for any assistance.
748543 tn?1463449675 The position of the skull is influenced by the position of the lower jaw and ultimately the position of the jaw is mandated by the eruption pattern and final position of the teeth. Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long? Of course we can exercise and be mindful of our posture. However long-term we see that this conflict will have its say.
Avatar n tn I admit I have been under stress lately and perhaps it has something to do with the nightime grinding of my teeth. I saw a psychiatrist for post partum depression and anxiety. He gave me Xanex 0.25 and Zoloft 50 mg but I have not taken any. I was afraid to up until now. Do you think those meds are allright and is Ibuprofin allright for pain? Again, I thank you.
1808278 tn?1338488542 Have my teeth become grey and decayed because I have to take Dilantin? One year into Dilantin and I have to have four front teeth pulled. Previously healthy. Gums are in good order as I brush them 5x daily.
Avatar n tn I realize that my dental insurance is NOT my health insurance.
1808278 tn?1338488542 My neuro's office staff say they have never heared of the connection between Dilantin and tooth decay. But I was able to Google it?
Avatar m tn ambulance came both times Now im starting to lose my teeth just this year and im only 32. I stopped dilantin once cold turkey for 8 months then i scared myself and went back on it. All my record from back then were destroyed. This has been very stressful .
Avatar n tn 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.
555706 tn?1216699852 Because I've been taking 600mg dilantin, 30mg valium and up to 150mg morphine a day since this whole thing in 1994 or 95. Cut back to 500 dilantin and 20 valium but that was months and months ago. I unfortunately know all too much about status seizures and except for my parrot Max I live alone. A risky choice but mine. Good neighbors help, make sure I take the meds, stop by a few times a day and what they can, but I wasn't afraid anymore and now I am again and it just really *****.
Avatar m tn 2) I have sleep apnea, copd, and prediabetic and am taking Dilantin. I am not sure if he is looking at doing a series of xolair or just continuous. I am 62 and weighing 300 lbs, I have a controlled heart murmur. I have been on proair, advair, zyflo cr, for some time. I am just so hesitant...can you advice me?? and the copay is not an issue...
Avatar n tn he keeps telling me its not my teeth!!! if its not my teeth,then what is causing all of this numbness??? He says its the neuralgia!!! I also have alot of itching on the face.i try to scratch but i cant feel it. He has me on Phenytoin,generic for Dilantin I need some answers,please help. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/293408'>Lyme and Trigeminal Neuralgia</a>.
Avatar m tn issue with dilantin is the long term side effects....causes teeth problems GI issues and a list of others.......best of luck and If I can please let me know I will ghive the advice from my own personal experiences if they seem to meet what you are saying....
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar m tn Some medications like dilantin and calcium channel blockers like nifedipine can cause swollen and painful gums. They are more common in smokers, in people with poor dental hygiene, with vitamin deficiencies and are known to be associated with stress. You will need to consult your dentist who will examine you and determine the cause so that appropriate therapy can be initiated. Regards.
Avatar f tn Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
Avatar n tn My partial seizures took the form of thoughts that spun out beyond my control, like a dream you recognize but don't remember, and lasted half a minute or so. For decades I took anticonvulsants--Dilantin, and when I was ready to get pregnant, phenobarbitol (I know, now a neurologist would advise the opposite switch, away from phenobarb, but luckily I was on a low dose and my kids have been part of a study and there doesn't seem to have been any effect).
Avatar f tn Hello, i was diagnosed with strep throat and have been given amoxicillin to take twice a day for ten days. I noticed my gums are receding and making it very painful to eat, brush my teeth, etc. I also have a blister on my bottom lip, which I've never had before so could i possibly have an std? Or is this all caused by the strep and should go away with the antibiotics?
Avatar f tn Mom told them about some situations that occurred and they put me on regular dilantin, tegretol and 10mg of valium. Sure I still slept alot, but I knew when I was going to sleep. Like the Doctor said you have the weigh the good with the bad. When the meds stops the seizures, she'll come around. I did. I hope this helps!!!.... Your Friend!
Avatar n tn I have ear pressure, and jaw pain from trying to pop my ears, and my teeth hurt. I have neck pain and stiffness, extreme vertigo, constant headaches, and I can hear my blood shwooshing in my head, and feel my heartbeat. I have brain fog, lack of concentration, and fatigue. I have seen an ENT, had a CT scan, and my ears and sinuses are clear, no issues. Diagnosed migraine and referred me to a neurologist, appt in 2 weeks.
327385 tn?1378364331 Thank you for commenting about Dilantin and black teeth. I see the neuro next week and I am adamant that he prescribe a different epilepsy med that DOES NOT cause tooth decay. I am already spending 9 thousand dollars to have the black teeth removed and replaced by a removable bridge. No one will give me implants while I am taking "gum destroyer" meds) What epilepsy meds DO NOT ruin teeth? I've been reading about epilepsy meds and some articles actually mention Diazapam.