Seizure medications used for depression

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1559533 tn?1308952161 It took a lip biopsy to secure my diagnosis after 4 years of testing for everything else. I use some anti-seizure meds for my neuropathid pain and they do help with the neuropathic pain. I hope you get some definite answers soon.
Avatar f tn I take Abilify, which is my steady lifeline... Dylantin for the seizures Depakote for the seizures/depression & Buspar for nerves... My combo works!!!
Avatar n tn t outweigh the benefits for treatment of depression. There are many other drugs available for depression, approved by the FDA, that have minimal side affects.
1316053 tn?1279513097 At first, the Cymbalta didn't make me feel any better with my depression or pain, but after 2 weeks, I am feeling a little better with the depression and my anxiety. I too could not tolerate Lyrica. But I have rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, so the pain levels are different. Seems like NOTHING helps my pain. I have noticed, though, that the more stressed out and anxious I get, the worse the pain. I would suggest only taking the Cymbalta for now. Has your doc ever had you take prednisone?
Avatar n tn This has not been used for depression and could have quite unpredictable effects on all the other medicaitons you are taking.
Avatar n tn Due to brain damage from surgery I have temporal lob seizures I was put on gabapentin and depression occurred. I am looking for something that would control the seizures without depression. Help with any idea! Thanks Would Dilatin help with this type of seizure?
327385 tn?1378364331 Whether or not a seizure is partial (another term is focal seizure) from the onset helps determine which medications should be used. Dilantin is a good medication for focal seizures, but it has its side effects and there are medications with less side effects for long-term treatment of epilepsy.
Avatar f tn It was initially used/designed for seizure disorders - but like many medications physicians began using it off-label for other conditions. It is now widely used to treat (nerve) pain. It is the only medication that controls my neuropathic pain. All medications, including Aspirin - come with side effects. One of Lyrica's side effects is weight gain. Yup - I've gained 17lbs in a year. I'm currently attempting to reduce my weight - but I'll take those pounds to have relief from the nerve pain.
Avatar f tn Current status - no lightheadedness (basically not much exercise, some exercise brings back the lightheadedness). being treated for depression resulting from all this - Prozac. Just doubled the dose of that and now he does not sleep. So doc said to try benadryl at night - did not work, but when he took him morning dose of prozac, he got very groggy, slurred speech, hard to rouse, thought he was dreaming when he was awake, etc. Doc says no connection to drugs.
Avatar f tn Yes, my husband uses it for bipolar and for antidepressant/mood stability, but also for seizure depression as well. Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizure I know you are worried and afraid for your daughter. I have no advice about what to do, just wanted you to know I am hoping all goes well and I am so sorry about it all.
Avatar n tn 1) If you have been seizure free for at least 6 months. Most doctors will consider tapering the dosage and discontinuing your seizure medicines after a seizure-free period of 2 to 4 years. If you have had only one seizure, some doctors will consider discontinuing the medicine if you have been seizure-free for 6 to 12 months. 2) If you seizures were infrequent prior to starting your medications. 3) If you under the close care and supervision of your physician, preferable a neurologist.
Avatar n tn Have you ever tried Topamax? It is used to treat seizure disorder and migraines. My doctor had me on it for BiPolar and I didnt gain any weight.
Avatar f tn Did anyone took Lamictal for anxiety and depression? Did it work,and how soon did it started working? Did anyone started feeling normal and had their old life back? Did anyone felt the itching, and how long it lasted? I am very worried, i need this med to be working for me soon because i going through very tough time in my relationship. If anyone know anything about it, pleaselet me know. It willbe veryhelpful.
1178983 tn?1279667255 and the withdrawal from those were easier for me to go through than the tramadol withdrawal.. .I used tramadol mainly for it's snri effects it made me productive and stop doing regular drugs like lsd, weed etc.. but in the end all it did was dig me into a hole of sickness whenever I'd run out... on top of all that.. I study drugs and pharmacology for a living.. so I am very well versed on medicine.. metabolism.. side effects and such with these drugs..
Avatar m tn I second what Debbie said...thank you for your sacrifice as a GI wife, and please thank your hubby for his service. Sweetie, the more you add on, I have to say, I think you fell into the trap so many do (myself included)...about coming off meds. The truth is, if certain meds were helping you, why stop taking them? I strongly feel, that unless there is a significant reason (severe side effects, medical problems, financial reasons)...then if it isn't broken...why fix it?
Avatar n tn What is the action of anti-seizure medications, Ritalin and lithium when treating major depression?
525545 tn?1293184794 I've never heard of anyone getting the correct medication that controls their depression for a lifetime. Depression and Fibromyalgia are strongly linked together. I'm not sure there is a miracle cure for the depression except to stumble across a med that works. Finding the right med can be a time consuming, painful process. In most cases the docs can find something that alleviates the disease. Try to be patient and work closely with your doctors.
Avatar f tn Remember there are an increasing number of medications approved for treating depression. Just because you couldn't tolerate one doesn't mean another wouldn't be more helpful or more tolerable. Find out more information and have an informed conversation with your psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn It is considered one of the most side effect laden antidepressant and most can't deal with it, but it's a tricyclic antidepressant, an older class than the ssris, and isn't used for seizures. Seizures usually involve GABA, so your problem there would be with benzos. Did your doctor think you were saying Klonopin or clonazepam? That's a benzo that does target GABA and can cause seizures even if you've never had one if you try to stop it abruptly if you've been taking it every day.
183202 tn?1219857259 I know that is what I'd do in your position. As a side note, a lot of medications people use for epilepsy are used for anxiety and panic too.
Avatar m tn I have difficulty turning the steering wheel now so they've gotten me a steering knob adapter. I have an e-stim for pain because I try to avoid pain medications when I can. OTC doesn't work very well, and I can't take a lot of medications since I had my kidney taken out with cancer. My husband has to do everything, and while he's good and doesn't complain much I know it’s taking its toll on him. Other little things that I don't know if they are related or not...
Avatar f tn Yes, some of the anxiety/depression medications can cause more harm than good. Don't get me wrong, for the most part they help alot of people if nothing else works for them, but I think more alternatives to treating anxiety/depression should be explored. I, myself, had problems with a medication about a year ago. It was something I was taking for an inner ear problem. I was having monclonic jerks at night and I quickly figured out it was this medication.
Avatar m tn The important thing is, the treatment for these other newer bipolars aren't different than the treatment for any other kind of depression, whereas the treatment for true bipolar is quite different.
2127277 tn?1354062745 I totally agree with you regarding Benzos should be used for short term periods only and not on going anxiety. The problem was I was not aware of that afterall it was a doctor prescribing the medication and not a street drug, I always respected medication and never took more than prescribed. I was and still am in therapy but it hasn't done any good. In the last few months I heard of a Benzo addiction group and started going to that once a week.
Avatar n tn Clearly this isn't currently a long-term or lasting depression, but it's frightening for me during the 'burst/wave' because it comes out of nowhere, has happened to me for a long time, and no one can tell me anything about it. I'm concerned that it might be indicative of something more severe, or something that could eventually turn into a severe long-term depression.
Avatar f tn Good morning! I am so relieved to hear some voices in the dark. YES, all meds were prescribed by my then psychiatrist. I did NOT abuse them in any way. Its a confusing and long story. Back in June the Klonapin and Ambien stopped working. I couldnt sleep well, and felt anxious. I did know I needed to get off this stuff, it had been too many years. I had an appointment with the shrink coming up soon so decided to tell him then.
Avatar n tn (1) clarify whether you have seizures (2) suggest appropriate medications for seizures if that's needed - for example, if the problem is localized to the left temporal lobe you may have more medication options than you know. Valproate is a good medicine, but if you can't tolerate it there are others. (3) examine your tremor to determine its significance. (4) sort out some of the other symptoms, if possible. We are available if you wish at CCF.
Avatar f tn sedatives or tranquilizers (such as Valium); medicine for depression or anxiety; medicine for mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia); or street drugs. Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol.
483814 tn?1214315080 If you are receiving prescription medications from a doctor and lying to that doctor about your medical history you are just asking for trouble. I understand that you don't wish to advertise your Hep C status at work, but what you have done here is foolish. Either come clean with the prescribing doctor (after all, he SPECIFICALLY asked about liver problems!) or see another doctor about your staph infection.