TEGRETOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Trigeminal Neuralgia “While I’ve taken tegretol in the past with no issues, this time is different. First time around no side effects. This time – possibly due to other medication – I’ve had horrible side effects. Headaches every day, dizziness, nausea to the point of not even enjoying a glass of water. Lightheadedness, unsteady on your feet -going for a walk with my friend the other day I MUST have looked like a drunk. TBH -this time around I’d rather have the nerve pain.”

Felicia3127 January 25, 2018

For Trigeminal Neuralgia “I have been on tegretol for seven years now,I still have general pain with the occasional flair up of unbearable pain that I had before taking this medication. I am also on a high dose of folic acid as I became very anemic, this caused tiredness. It was just by chance I was diagnosed with TN after being in extreme pain for over 6 months, many doctors and tests one specialist just said it could be this, let’s try this drug it may not work but if it does we are on the right track. To be honest with you if she said I needed to cut off a limb to ease the pain at that point I would have asked for the knife. I was miserable the pain was unbearable and so was I. I do feel it is not working as well after all these years may be due for review.”

SarahD-uk November 10, 2017

For Epilepsy “loose of epilepsy control”

Momi042 (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2017

For Schizoaffective Disorder “I became very ill shortly after starting the medication.Unbearable itching as well as yellow jaundice dark urine as well as feeling very unwell”

Binz (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 15, 2017

For Epilepsy “Was only one this 3 weeks. Didn’t help much and made me nasty. I would go from normal to telling people off. Even family. For no reason at all.”

Dhaniboi (taken for less than 1 month) May 7, 2017

For Trigeminal Neuralgia “Diagnosed with TN about a week ago. I tore a Cartilage in my right knee, which I thought was painful. Well, nothing compares to TN, rather have a daily torn cartilage than this terrible pain.Ended up in hospital being given Morphine, Diazepam, and a Diclophenac Suppository, which is not the most enjoyable method of administration.Doctor has prescribed Tegretol. This has provided some relief, in as much the frequency of the episodes has reduced, but not the severity, which has not been attenuated in any way. At least I can function better than last week. Though now I do feel a bit zombiefied, and as I am unemployed looking for work this does give me some apprehension how I am going to cope with pain, sedation, and interviews.I am a Brit”

Wiyaka Sapa (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2017

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