Posted by Weldon
on May 17, 2000 at 23:30:46:
In Reply to: Re: Dilantin posted by Jennifer on December 29, 1999 at 13:14:01:
: Hi, I am 20 years old and have been on Dilantin for 3 1/2 years now. I was a senior in high school when my first episode occured. I have gran mal seizures. I take 300 mg of Dilantin everyday. I have had several seizures since taking the medication, though. I have been to neurologists of all kinds and they do not know what has caused this. I hate having seizures. I often suffer from fatigue and i catch myself in stupors often. Sometimes I just sit around and look at things and don't say anything at all. I also suffer from severe migraines. I hope to get off my medication one day but highly doubt it. I would like to start a family one day but I am too scared because I hear of all these birth defects and it scares me. So, if you are a parent please post a follow-up and let me know how it went.
Maybe you should talk to your Dr. about Depakote. I was on Dilantin and it did not control my siezures very well ples I had a LOT of side effect. Depakote has successfully controlled my problem so far.
Let me know