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Side effects of antiepileptic medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   how can I help you?
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User :   after my first seizure on june and another on july I have been with anxiety, depression trouble sleeping and I don't feel the same. I'm on gabapentin 600 3 times a day valium at bed time and wellbutrin. I can't go back to work with these symptoms
Doctor :   ok. are you regular on medications?
User :   outburst of anger, headaches nausea, yes i'm regular
User :   cant drive, cant' focus, or concentrate
User :   need to lay down for a while during the day and wake up at night short of breahth
Doctor :   these could be due to the medication use.
User :   panic attack,
User :   shoud I discontinue
Doctor :   consider discussing these with your treating doctor and ask for dose readjustment
Doctor :   or change of medications to control the seizure symptoms
Doctor :   get a repeat EEG done to see for current status
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