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Old 01-25-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Lupus w/ Dilantin

Has anyone had Lupus while taking dilantin?
I've been on Dilantin for 10+ yrs & 4 years ago I got "bursitis" on one knee. I now have bursitis on both knees & hips. I've always assumed my need for an afternoon nap is because of dilantin.
My current blood work showed blood coming out in lumps. The next day I was sent back for a CDC from my epilepsy Dr., but the work came back fine & using the other arm the blood flowed great. He was apparently concerned w/ my kidney.
Am I just paranoid or is this possible?


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Old 03-05-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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I don't know if I have Lupus or not but my blood work has pointed in that direction, though I have had no symtoms. I have been on Dilantin for 15 years. The doctors are concerned about my kidneys as well. I haven't found very much info on this topic but you can get drug-induced Lupus from Dilantin -- not sure if this helps...

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