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Old 03-09-2005, 06:03 AM   #1
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I experienced a "breakthrough" gm last week due to swirching meds (dilantin to trileptal). Has anyone heard of "breakthrough" or is that just a little name my neuro gave it? Nothing would suprise me about him, this's the guy who told me even though I felt all of the symptoms of a seizure coming on, that it was due to the meds and assured me I wouldn't have one.

My strange trigger: the Dr in the ER that saw me put it best... INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Has anyone else experienced this? Since being on trileptal, I can't have more than one thing going on at the same time without getting lightheaded (a sign of things to come).

Has trileptal made me so sensitive to stress/information overload that it will result in a seizure? is it just my body getting use to the new med? How long should I tough it out and live like this before doing something about it?

please... any feedback

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: strange possible trigger


How long had you been on dilantin? How long have you been on trileptal? It could be your body adjusting and it could be the dose isn't right yet. You might want to read the post 'Trileptal anyone'.

The only time my daughter Bonnie has had GM's was when she has been taken off of trileptal or lowering the dose to get off of trileptal. I guess I am not a big fan of trileptal. Others say it works wonderful for them. I think sometimes too much made it worse also. There are times she acts spacey or drunk.

Stress does effect Bonnie's seizures. She is now on lamictal and trileptal. The goal is to get her off of trileptal completely. We are slowly lowering the dose as we increase the lamictal.

Maybe ask your doc how long before you should see improvement. It usually takes a couple of weeks for Bonnie to adjust to a new med. She will have 'break through' until the dose gets right.

Good Luck

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Old 03-09-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: strange possible trigger

If you mean by information overload, that it is overly loud, or too many people are talking at one time, or something like that I have problems with it. It doesnt' actually cause seizures, just severe confusion, and also, if it is completly quiet the same thing happens. THere has to be a good balance. It's annoying. There are some times when I can't read a book or listen to someone talk, and if I go to a loud place sometimes it bothers me.

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