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Posted by C8lyn on April 23, 2000 at 01:48:14:

In Reply to: Re: Dilantin and Zoloft posted by Graham on April 22, 2000 at 22:42:48:

: : I have been taking Dilantin for a few years now and have recently been put on Zoloft, has anyone had any experience taking the two together, I was reading about Zoloft and they didn't test the drug on those that had Epilepsy. Thanx

: I too have just been placed on Zoloft over the last four weeks and am currently on 100 mgs per day.

: I understand that originally Zoloft is used as an anti depressant; however, some neurologists use it to break up a possible excess build up of serotonin in the brain. The view amongst these neurologists is that the excess of serotonin in the brain could act like a chemical and cause an erratic electrical discharge similar to other chemicals resulting in epileptic seizures. This view has been confirmed several times here in Australia and in Perth and so I am in hope that it will woke for me as I have tried Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Epilium (Depakote) Lamotrogine and Topamax all with out success. I am currently on Tegretol (2000 mgs) and Topamax as well as the Zoloft.

: In my case I certainly do not take the Zoloft as an anti depressant.

: Keep us posted on the board with the success of Zoloft or any other reactions to it.

Thankyou for the info, that puts my mind at ease, I hate taking meds. I have only been taking it six weeks now 50 mg. a day but my head has been feeling a little foggy, I'm hoping that will go away in time. Thanks again

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