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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
3/8/2008 1:59:27 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking Tegretol XR for a few months, now. It hasn't been working for me at all. It caused my to have severe headaches, dizzy spells, lack of sleep, lack of concentraction, an increase in being confused and feeling like I'm slow, altered my hear, made me feel fusterated all of the time. I'm a college student and all this side effects made it hard for me to go my classes and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
2/3/2008 9:18:41 PM

Reviewer: susan, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i was on thr regular tegretol pink pill untill my insurance would not cover. my nuerol suggested the tegretol xr which is covered 100%, but i am tired more and my libido is at 0%. i spk with my Gyn and there is really nothing i can do. i do have chronic bacterial vaginosis, i am not sure if there is a link. but i do wonder about this medication. i have been on tegretol since i was 13 and no relap ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
1/18/2008 1:09:45 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Side effects I do have are dizziness and a bit of blurred vision, but not always on either on those. I think I'm more tired than I used to be. I haven't had any seizures since I began regularly taking this medicine and I've been on it for around 9 years now. (My seizures have been controlled and cause no problems in my life, but I may just have a calmer disorder to begin with.)

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
1/16/2008 9:08:23 PM

Reviewer: worriedmom, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
my son is on this med he has for been for a couple of yrs now but this yr it seem like it just ant working he has weakness sleep alot his pupil dilate and im worried sick i want to know what wrong with him i cant get no answers he had slurred speech about 2 wks ago he was in th er cause he couldnt stop trimmering and when he talk 2 u he trun his head the other way and be looking out the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
12/5/2007 10:47:01 PM

Reviewer: adamb1, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have found this to be more effective than other drugs commonly used for treating seizures. I had previously tried Dilantin, but had some adverse reactions. I have no such problems with the Tegretol, and find it to be easy to take on a regular basis. I have been using it now for 8 years and have had no seizures.

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