Originally Posted by vki77
Hello Travis - thanks for replying
and my neurologist said to taper off in doing an alternate Ex : 1 week one day 300 next day 200 for 1 weekand then 200 / 100 alternate days and so on
i feel going down 50s makes more sense
IF the Dr has schedual for a plan for taper to remove you from Dilantin...
Thats why the Dr NEEDS to lay out a schedual. They will lay a schedual so it would be slowly. Dropping 100mg is too fast usually. Personally I hate the 50's the powder 50mg bananna taste.
Using the 30's it may be slower, but it is slower but it helps slower as a precaution just in case problems come up CALL the Dr right away and you may have to go back up.
When I had to drop my Dilantin I drop my dilantin it was 30MG Am for one week then 30PM he following week. Thats what MY Doc told me. You'll have to find out what your Doc instruct tells you to do.
The Doc needs to lay out a a plan and stick to it. If you go too fast the body will react (and cause seizures). Thats why the Doctor NEEDS to be the one who consults with you and tells you yes or no. Sometimes we can't get off meds.
As for your question about me getting off meds? NO. I've been on meds since since 1981 and never been off them. I slowly tapered off Dilantin when I was being placed on Topamax (cross pattern; off Dilantin On Topa). No way I can ever get off meds. I'm on 3 meds now. Been on meds since I was a kid.
Hopefully you can get off meds.