I'm a 27-year-old woman and I've just been diagnosed with TN and have been prescribed Tegretol 100mg chewable tablets to be taken twice a day. After reading up on this medication, I'm starting to wonder if anyone SHOULD be taking it! It seems really dangerous!
On top of this, I have a phobia of taking new meds. Can I break this medication up into smaller pieces and take it that way at first? I know there are some medications you absolutely cannot do this with.
I'm just scared and still feeling crummy (dizzy, nauseous, and head-pressure-y) - the pain hasn't come back since I took some ibuprofen this morning (I'm shocked this helps).
Thanks in advance for any advice and support. I'm new to this, but not new to chronic pain.
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I've been on tegratol for 3 years, it saved my life. Thats all the advise I can give. As I remember the side-effects were not long to get over, and not that bad for me. Well worth the relief from the TN. Good luck to you.
Fibro,neuropathy,TN, failed acdf 3 level, stenosis of the spine, cvid
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