OXCARBAZEPINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Bipolar Disorder: “I am BP2 and have been on so many drug combinations for the Disorder. I gained about 30 lbs on Depakote/Zoloft combo. The absolute worst is when I was put on Topamax. Anyway, I was recently moved to Trileptal. I thought to myself here we go again.The first week sucked because I had a never ending headache and nausea. The second week I debating going off the drug, because I was seriously sick and tired of feeling sick. But, I decided that I would try something different by eating small meals every couple of hours and that ended the nausea right away. The headache went away about midway through that week. This has been the absolute best I have felt in years!!!! I am so happy not to he hungry all the time like I was on the Depakote. I am hoping that my hair starts growing back, because on the Depaoke half of it fell out. My quality of life has really improved. My moods are stable, and I feel great and want to go to work everyday!”

Anonymous March 12, 2018

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: “This medication made my trigeminal neuralgia liveable, controlling all the spontaneously triggered attacks I frequently had, with only symptoms remaining when I triggered them myself…furthermore this seems to be improving after one month of treatment!”

Fester March 9, 2018

For Anxiety: “I was having bad anxiety at night that would prevent any sleep. Some nights if lucky I’d only sleep 3 hours at most. So then my Dr told me to take this and instantly noticed a difference I’m actually able to sleep now!!!”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2018

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: “Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia in 2011 after 2 root canals and 2 crowns. A new dentist sent me to an oral surgeon who knew what it was right away. Saw a neurologist and he confirmed the diagnosis and prescribed oxcarbazepine. It took a number of weeks to ramp up the meds to the correct level due to nausea. Currently taking 900mg at night. Really makes me feel loopy and drowsy. I have been pain free for most of the past 6 years. I also play trumpet daily, which amazes my neurologist. However, I feel I am not as sharp as I used to be (just turned 60) and have memory problems to the point of literally not recalling details of recent things. (Long term memory is fine.) There are also times during the day that I feel very sleepy.”

Annoymous1976 February 14, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “I started taking Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) a week ago. I started noticing relief of my manic symptoms almost immediately. This medication helped calm my mind down from racing thoughts and manic outbursts. I’ve tried so many medications in the past that didn’t work for me. This medication is a Godsend. Right now I’m on 600mg per day.”

Tabitham227 (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “I was recently started on trileptal for bipolar disorder. I have never had such a quick and positive response to any medication with years of medication trials, including other anticonvulsants. I have virtually no side effects. The only thing that feels uncomfortable for me is how quiet my mind has become. I’m accustomed to numerous streams of thoughts and ideas, which was great for my creative work.I also have PTSD, and this medication also works wonders for most of those symptoms as well. I don’t have the same emotional reactivity and associated physical reaction. I don’t have intrusive thoughts. I like that there are not as many risks with this medication as there are with others. The main one to watch out for is low sodium, but it’s not hard on the liver and doesn’t cause weight gain. I feel like I’ve been given my life back. I can’t believe, with every medication I’ve tried over the years, that I’d never been tried on trileptal. It’s been amazing.”

tma18 January 31, 2018

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