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Posted by Graham on July 17, 2000 at 23:12:11:


Over the last 13 years I have had complex partial epilepsy which has become chronic over the last 3 - 5 years.

I have tried all sorts of drugs such as Tegretol, Epilium (Depakote) Neurontin, Dilantin Lamictal Topamax all in massive doses with serious side effects and none of these have worked.

I have been booked in for an a temporal lobectomy operation and whilst waiting for a bed in my local hospital my neurologist has put me on Zoloft in conjunction with Tegretol and Topamax (which did not seem to do much good before). Lo and behold after an initial period I have achieved stability and this has continued for the last 11 weeks, the longest period of stability for the last 13 years. The neuro says that he has used this drug before and found that it works. I understand that this drug was initially developed for other reasons including the control of depression etc. However, depression is not an issue with me. Zoloft changes the Seratonin level in the brain and this helps in the control in of the electric signals of the brain.

I would like to hear of experiences from other people who have used this drug.

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