Tegretol has been absolutely fantastic for me. Has eliminated by RAGE
. For the first few days when I started it, and for the first few days every time my dosage was increased, I got extreme dizziness so I had to stay at home lying down - even walking was a no, no!!
I have been side effect free for the suration except when I got up to 800mg daily. At this dose my short-term memory was also eliminated (completely). I ended up carrying a book with me - but then I would forget where I'd set my book!!! - not helpful!!! So, I was changed to Tgretol Retard. This is a time release tab so your system doesn't receive the full 800mg in one dose - rather it is released slowly. My dosage was also broken to twcie a day - 200 am, 600pm.
I THOROUGHLY recommend this one - it's changed me completely with not one lasting side effect. There are loads of posts about Tegretol and people's experiences - have a look through the BP board and you'll find them - they'll be some while ago now but there are plenty.