Posted by Jody
on October 11, 1999 at 10:55:18:
In Reply to: Dilantin levels posted by Rick on October 07, 1999 at 19:07:42:
Hi Rick, I recently went to my neuro and had many questions and concerns re: my levels, especially if a change in my level would trigger a seizure. He said vitamins are great, just be sure of their quality, like don't take them unless they are organic because of all the "junk" they put in the cheapy brands. He also explained to me that unless I drink or take cold/flu meds (that sort of stuff) My levels won't change. He also advised that I take my meds at the same time every day to ensure a steady and constant flow. He said that taking it at irregular patterns could make my level go up and down.
Dilantin is a protein bound drug which means it sticks to the protein in your blood, Personally I've been watching my diet thinking that if I don't have enough protein it may have a better chance of free flow which can change blood levels.
: I understand the therapeutic dose of Dilantin to be between 10 and 20. I need to keep my dose near 10 because of bad side effects. I realize I'm walking a fine line. Are there things besides alcohol, stimulants and lack of sleep I need to worry about? Anything that might give me added protection? Taurine?