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Old 03-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Trileptal

Hi,

I am not bipolar but am suffering from nerve pain. Apparently, Trileptal (mood stablizer) can also be effective for nerve pain. I have been on 300 mg for a week and then upped it to 450 mg for 3 days, and I'm finding that I am becoming terribly depressed. It's scary. I have no interest in eating or people or anything, and death is beginning to look good. I'm wondering if the Trileptal can be causing this. Perhaps if I was depressed to begin with because of the chronic pain, the mood stabilizing mechanism in this medication could push me further down. Anyone have any theories or information?

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Old 03-28-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hi. I was on trileptal for about 6or 8 months--as a mood stabilizer. i could not even get off the couch. it wasnt so much depressed as incredibly numb and zero energy. i felt like i was asleep for those months everything i did felt like it wasnt me. kind of like i was watching me. like a dream. kind of scary. talk to your doctor about it

 
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
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Dear Linda-Trileptal is in the same drug category as anti-eleptics. It will make you feel zombied out. I was on it for 2 years and it lowered my sodium-a side effect. It made me soooo tired. Please tell your Dr. what is going on, you need to change drugs......good luck....Kahlia
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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This is just another med that has a duel use. I have not heard if it could cause BP but to be careful ask the Pharmist.
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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Re: Trileptal

Linda,
I too tried Trileptal for a short time. Not only was I zonked out all the time, my blood sodium got dangerously low causing some serious health problems.
Definitely let your doctor know what's going on.

 
Old 03-31-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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Re: Trileptal

I too was on trileptal! MY legs felt heavy & thick. By the end of the day, my socks were making ring marks around my calves! I also had vision changes which my doc had a hard time believing! Biggest problem was my sodium level was going lower & lower! I was wondering why I felt nausea & felt the color draining from my body! I am much better on Geodon but, am wondering about that one too!

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