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Posted by ron on February 17, 2000 at 19:42:14:

In Reply to: Re: 1. Does Lamotrigine cause a Hypersensitive Gag Reflex 2. What type of Surgery for Complex Partial Seizures works? posted by Graham on January 12, 2000 at 20:09:26:


: Tracy

: I canít answer your questions about hypersensitive gag reflex but I have lot of questions regarding Lamictal.

: Currently I am on 600 mgs of Lamictal per day (together with 2000 mgs of Tegretol per day) to control complex partial epilepsy and although I have now got over the toxic side effects I am still experiencing horrendous insomnia. I am beginning to wonder if these do stabilse Epilepsy as I am still having problems.

: I am contemplating brain surgery.

: You might consult the following web site as there are more than 20 messages posted on the subject of Lamictal. The web site is:
: http://epilepsy-international.com/bboard/public/aaaaaabr

: In answer to your questions regarding brain surgery for complex partial epilepsy I can tell you that there is surgery available and that this is being done in the Austin Hospital in Victoria Australia (about 70 per year), Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital in Perth Western Australia and I believe that it is being done in Birmingham USA. There is also a message posted by Paul on the 11 August 1999 on the same web site that is detailed above.

: Finally, there is a great summary of surgery for epilepsy on web site.
: http:// neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/ep-sxtre.htm.

: Hope this is helpful to you.

: I have just changed medication I have been on for 20 years because the side effects have become too serious. I thought about surgery, but decided to change my diet and decrease meds. at a very slow pace. Not only do I feel 15 years younger, I am very alert, and excited about the gift of life. I suggest you consult your doctor to see if you can decrease or change meds to get a more satisfactory result before cutting something out which cannot be replaced! Good luck.

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