Originally Posted by wdmoor
My new neuro wants to take me off Dilantin and switch me to Lamictal.
I've been fine on the Dilantin, and I'm uncomfortable with the switch, especially as a new semester of grad school has started and I'm not anxious to experiment on my brain with the homework pouring in.
Any thoughts? Has anybody made the switch?
Yep, I had long term side effects from the Dilantin.
30 years. It put me in the hospital and the docs thought that there was something wrong with my heart.
LOL I told them it was the Dialntin but no one really wantede to listen. So I went to a new Neuro & she started me on Lamictal XR. I felt great for about a month & on 200 mg.'s while weaning of the Dilantin.
Assoon as it was increased to 300 rapid heaertbeat started and lost my sense of taste. Now being weaned of the Lamictal XR & taking Trileptal. Still working on titration dosing right now.
Don't feel too uneasy about switching from the Dialantin,
because long term it will do some damage to you.
It will not only wear your liver out somewhat, but also cause osteoperosis. change bone structure particularly in the jaw area. So many things including Irritable bowel! Joint pain!
It's crazy the list of things that stopped since I got off of the Dilantin.