| | Seizures due to Wellbutrin Not Epilepsy - worried about driving
Last week, I began a new prescription of Wellbutrin as well as a prescription diet pill (same nurse practioner). I was prescribed 900 mg of wellbutrin and the "average" amount of Botril. On the way to driving my son to preschool, I had a grand mal seizure. I then had 2 additional grand mal seizures in the emergency room. My ER physician seems confident that the seizures are due to the Wellbutrin, but told me that I was not allowed to drive for 6 mos because of the risk of seizure. I am now (as of that day) off of all prescription medication (no wellbutrin, no diet pills, etc). I can not fin any law that precludes me from driving nor does the DMV have any record of my seizure of the event at all. Since my EEG, MRI and the ER's doctor's opinion indicate that the sizures were medication related, why can't I drive? I have an appointment with my neurologist tomorrow (follow up set up by the hospital). I'd liked to be armed with as much information as possible to allow his blessing of my driving privileges. If I had one shadow of a doubt that I would put myself, my children or anyone else in harm's way the possibility of another seizure, I would not do it. Never had seizures before, and only had them (within a 3 hour timeframe) of my taking the 900 mg (as prescribed) of Wellbutrin. Any thoughts? Suggestions?