| | Kappra/Trileptol
Hi there, I just found this message board, and it sounds like exactly what I need. I have had partial complex seizures for about five years(due to a congenital malformation). I took Tegretol for about 4 years and it worked great. No complaints whatsoever. I started having seizures again so my doctor increased the dosage which helped for a few months, but my memory has worsened and I don't feel as sharp. Recently I started having partials again, so my doctor wants to put me on Dilatin. A family friend who is a neurologist said he did not feel this was right for me and suggested Kappra as a first choice and Trileptol as a second.
I've been reading some of the postings on here about Kappra, and I am terrified now. I just started a masters program and I am so busy it's crazy. I barely have time to spend a night out with my boyfriend once a week let alone need a minimum of nine hours of sleep a night(which I read in someone's reply regarding Kappra) I am frightened to go on a new medication that is going to make me exhausted, possibly cause me to be depressed and moody, and so forth. I feel so much pressure from school right now and I have two more years to go!
I guess I am wondering if anyone knows of factual websites about Kappra/Trileptol/Dilantin that are good. Also I just need to vent and get some moral support. Have others gone through the switch from Tegretol to any of these drugs? Okay, deep breaths.