Trileptal Muscle Twitching
My name is Angela, and I was just diagnosed with bipolar disorder 2 months ago. The only med combination I have tried so far is Trileptal, Celexa, and Saphris. My current meds are: 900 mg. Trileptal, 40 mg. Celexa, and 5 mg. Saphris. I am also taking omeprazole for GERD symptoms, Zyrtec for allergies, and metoprolol tartrate for high blood pressure/anxiety.
Typing in "trileptal muscle twitching" on Google led me to this board, where there was an old thread about this, now closed. For the past week, especially for the past 3 days, I have been experiencing increasing muscle twitching. Most of this is occuring in my calves, upper legs, and feet. However, I have also experienced this in my back, abdomen, arms, hands, and some in my chest. Sometimes I have painful cramping as well.
I have been doing a little bit of research on muscle twitching and chest pain, and I've found that a lot of these problems can be caused by anxiety. I have a fairly high level of anxiety, and I am still getting adjusted to not feeling so bipolar anymore. My symptoms have increased the past few days, and I've been on Trileptal since March 2nd, though I have been on the 900 mg. dose for about a week. My doc and I have been tinkering with the Trileptal dosage the past couple of weeks because I thought it was causing some of my anxiety. Does anyone here think that my Trileptal could be causing some of my muscle twitching/spasms? I just got a blood sodium test done today, and I have also been a hypochondriac my whole life. Do you think it's anxiety/tension, which I've had a ton of lately, or medication related? Thanks for any input!