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I'm new to the message boards, and I'm looking for some advice.

I've been taking Carbamazapine for about 17 years, and the side effects (drowsiness, poor vision, dry mouth, and dizziness) are too much for me. My doctor gave me a list of drugs to look up. Does anyone have experience-- good or bad-- with these drugs?
-Valproic Acid (Depacon; Depakene; Depakote ER;
-Phenytoin (Dilantin; Phenytek)
-Levetiracetam (Keppra)
-Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

Thank you
hi, i would say that keppra is the one that has caused me the least problems and lamotrigine the most problems, haven't used the valproic and only used the phenytoin for short periods at a time. hope its of some help. ste