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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of carbamazepine oral.

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Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
7/23/2014 7:52:08 AM

Reviewer: mikeZbr, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been having type II TN paion for over 5 years. Been taking Tramadol 100mg twice a day and 2-3 vicodin a night. Gabapentin 600mg at night. With decent results. New neurologist gave me 300mg of this crap to take twice a day. OMG the best way I could describe it is like being a depressed zombie. I took it for 17 days. Looking back the only thing I remember is deciding no to take it anymore. It is a h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
6/2/2014 4:28:23 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I don't recommend taking this unless you have your white blood cells monitored pre and during taking this. I happened to hear that this medication causes drops in white blood cell levels so, I went to the doc and sure enough, my level was 2.9 vis 4.0-11.0. I was told to go off it immediately (Have to get off slowly) AND RETEST LEVELS ONE WEEK LATER. I know you have to monitor risk benefit. F ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
3/14/2014 6:48:39 AM

Reviewer: reno94c_, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Husband's been on Carbamazepine for about 15 years along with gabapentin in high doses. 2 weeks ago had bad spell, still in hospital. Half the time he doesn't know where he is, can barely stand and balance himself. This doctor at hospital said his brain and body became toxic from the carbamazepine. I'm hoping and praying he gets back to normal.

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
11/23/2013 11:09:53 PM

Reviewer: IHateDrugs, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Since I started this my TN pain is gone, but I CAN'T BREATHE. My chest is tight all the time. My heart pounds. I had a bad rash for the first couple months which has slowly cleared but the sun brings it back. I have lupus which my idiot doctor knows. Apparently he doesn't know you aren't supposed to take this stuff if you have lupus. I can't wait to get off it.

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
8/29/2013 2:11:59 PM

Reviewer: Merryannb, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
eliminates pain for long periods of time. Occasionally need to increase the dose when having pain after unusual stimulation as after dental work. I have been able to decrease the dose after a few days on the higher dose.

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