Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Paxil and nothing else
Hi...
I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy when I was about 20-ish...

Some years back, I experienced drug toxicity issues with Tegretol, so was then placed on Dilantin and taken off of the other....
I guess my doctor didn't feel dilantin was good enough, so he placed me on a drug that had just cleared the FDA process.  This drug was called Trileptol.  I had major issues with retaining much water...I would retain a thumb indent for well over ten minutes, and I had no ankles left to speak of.  It was very depressing to carry around all of this excess water weight, but my doctor didn't seem concerned, so....I stopped seeing him, and just went without treatment.

Years later, I was also diagnosed with severe depression and labeled with ADHD...

Although the stimulants seemed helpful, I got worried because of my family's history with drug abuse...so I stopped taking them....

I did, however, continue on with the other medication prescribed: Paxil.

Unfortunately, I am still taking Paxil...Have been on it for going on 10? years...
This one medicine I cannot seem to not take.  When I stop taking it, I have anxiety...get really grouchy, and explosive, and then I start having issues with confusion and not being able to make my mouth  say what I'm wanting to say--often...

I still have some issues with that anyways...and occasionally smell things that aren't really there (usually I have alot of fear when that happens).

I guess I'm trying to ask if Paxil has ever been considered helpful treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy or not...?
It certainly seems I possibly have far more troubles with the latter when I'm not on the former....

Thanks for any information you might be able to provide me....
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Paxil and nothing else
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
Fort Worth, TX
Avatar_universal
Blank
562511_tn?1285907760
Blank
CA
209987_tn?1451939065
Blank
AB