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Ball of shoulder shattered. On dilantin. Is this a nerve damage?

my husband has a right shoulder injury from oct of 2010 the little ball of the shoulder is shattered. He also began having seizures at the same time and was prescribed dilantin . He has been experiencing numbness and pain in his other shoulder, the left. It started gradually a few months ago but it has become more painful and much more frequent. Is this some kind of nerve damage from his shoulder or could it be seizure related or none of the above? The er nurse suggested he was having a stroke , but the numbness has been on going for months. Thank you Cheryl
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Dilantin is not known to cause such specific nerve damage. it is much more likely it is a pinched nerve in the neck or the shoulder. it is too small an area to be a stroke and strokes aren't painful. seizures are also not painful
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