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Old 11-28-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Jerry1665 HB User
Alternatives to Phenobarbital?

My girlfriend has been on Dilantin and then Phenobarbital with success for many years. Currently on Phenobarbital for the past 10 plus years. Last Grand Mal seizure around 7 years ago. However, it doesn't seem to be as effective as it has been and she is looking for an alternative drug with less side effects (sedation & occasional hives).

Has anyone been on Phenobarbital long term and successfully switched to another drug? If yes, what can you tell us about about how the switch went and how are you doing now (side effects, etc.)?

Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.

Last edited by Jerry1665; 11-28-2008 at 05:02 PM.

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