Hi thanks for your question.
I feel sorry for your suffering.
Both drugs Gardinal as well as lamit have side effects
However Gardenal has more side effects than Lamit.
But the side effects of Lamit are more serious than that of Gardenal.
The common side effects of Gardenal are;
Dizziness,clumsiness,persistent drowsiness unsteadiness,lightheadedness
Serious complications are excessive sedation to the point that patient don’t awake.
Lamit is a good medicine for control of epilepsy; however it has some serious side effects
No 1 being the allergic reaction
with rash, fever, redness of eyes.
Serious and potentially life threatening skin rashes including stven-johson syndrome and toxic epidermal neecolysis have been reported.
The second serious side effect is; sever convulsive seizures including status epilepticus
which may lead to rhabdomyolysis
,multiorgan dysfunction and disseminated intravascular coagulation
.Probably due to this side effect,which you developed , your doctor changed your medicine from Lamit to gardenal.
Hope I answered your question.