Posted By Debbie on December 11, 1998 at 20:11:58:
I am currently taking 1200 mg of Neurontin daily for a recently diagnosed seizure disorder. I am also diagnosed with dystonia, Writer's Cramp type although it actually affects my arms as well as hands. Before the Eeg which showed the seizure activity, I was on Artane (got very spacey on it) and then Sinemet (which I only took for a short time). After the neuro put me on Neurontin I went off the other medications. I really don't like taking Medication but have resigned myself to the Neurontin. It has helped with my spacey feeling, twitching which I experienced to a great extent is gone, and I have no fatigue, no side effects either! But, I still get into the cramped hand and arm positions. Lately I also have very tight musscles in my leg. I was reading back through a few questions I had asked here over the past several months or so. Lamotrigine was mentioned as an antiepileptic which is sometimes given for Movement disorders. Since I have both a seizure disorder and Movement disorder, could this help both? "Killing two birds with one stone", so to speak! Could you tell me a little bit about this drug. Also, is it common to have both seizures and a movemnt disorder, or is it possible this is something else with these simply being symptoms?
I appreciate so much what this forum does. I live very far from my neurologists and hate to bother them with my thoughts. I am scheduled to see them next month and thought I might bring this up if it was a possibility. I'd like to get rid of the weird hand positions and would prefer to take as few drugs as possible. Thanks in advance.
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