Originally Posted by DianaF
I'm on tegretol also. What do you mean it makes your brain hurt? I have a lot of joint pain. how about you?
Hello and thanx to you both for responding: Gee I feel like an old woman on this stuff! I never realized it! Joint pain, absolutely. Tegretol XR makes my head throb when the time comes to take it and about an hour after I take it. It just feels all gummy and cruddy in the ol' ******'. Carbatrol while ghastly expensive has a much smoother time release and I only notice it when I've gone too long between doses ( makes me have a fine tremoring all over like I'm extremely cold) I take it for partials. Tegretol XR hits me like a teen-aged boy in a pillow fight. THUMP!
I've gone so far as to call Shire's customer service number and ask what the deal is and they very nicely said they're on back order. BLAH!