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Old 10-11-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question Carbamazepine (Tegretol) side effects...

This is the second time in my life I have been put on carbamazepine. The first time I experienced dizziness until I was at my max dosage, this then eased off. Then the only lasting side effect I was left with was a recurring rash on my left foot.

This time however, I've noticed two things that correlate with the timing of starting this drug. The first is what I call 'pastel vision'. Every now and again the colours I see turn into weak pastel shades - as if I was looking through a haze.

The second thing is that I have trouble spelling subconsiously - something that has never been a problem to me before now. I will look through something I have typed and find error after error.

Does anyone else find these?


Old 10-23-2006, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: Carbamazepine (Tegretol) side effects...

Oh Nut...I hate Tegretol. I think it has numbed me. And yes, I experience the vision problems, except ((did I spell that right????? Oh my God!!!)) I see bright blue and green and red spots and lines ALL the time. I told my p-doc but he doesn't believe me.

And apparently a rash is a very serious reaction...I hope you have been checked out dear.

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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Re: Carbamazepine (Tegretol) side effects...

hi, i have been on carbemazepine for a few months now and i experience problems with my eyesight too. I have always had bad vision but my eyes are a blur sometimes and also sometimes when i close my eyes i see flashes of light. Other side effects i have experienced are alot of tierdness and pins and needles in my hands and arms and i swear i cud see things like lil insects crawling across my desk and just something out the corner of my eye, it was especially bad when i started but now i dont get it as much.

I just have the bad vision and tiredness.
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