Thank you for posting your query.
Regarding stopping eptoin
), it should be attempted only if you have not had any fits for at least three years. It should be done under medical supervision. Eptoin dose is gradually decreased and stopped.
However, if you continue to have fits and are having side effects with eptoin, then the option is to switch over to another anti-epileptic drug.
For joint pains
, please consult a rheumatologist
for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad