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Re: elusive putative seizure disorder

Posted by PattyG on October 2, 2001, at 12:50:30

In reply to Re: elusive putative seizure disorder PattyG, posted by Elizabeth on October 2, 2001, at 11:47:38

/////Elizabeth - Your experience sounds very scary (not that my son's wasnt' as well) but I think especially to have it happen when you're alone would be worrisome.


/// So what would his thoughts be regarding the pot?

Surprisingly, he doesn't know -- he studied the effects of a lot of psychoactive drugs on animals, but not that
particular one, it would seem. (He did work with opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.) I looked around for some info, but I couldn't find much, and what I could find seemed to be inconclusive or contradictory. How often does he smoke it?

/////I would imagine he uses daily. In your bf's studies, did he find anything regarding Effexor? My son has been taking that for about 5 years or so - he's done fairly well with that, but like many, is hoping for Reboxetine to be approved.


Dilantin is. (It does tend to cause weight loss, so if your son is a skinny guy it may not be the best choice.) Some anticonvulsants are better than others for particular types of seizures, and that might be one reason to choose Dilantin over something else. Dilantin is also a very old drug and its efficacy is well-established, so many doctors may prefer it over newer anticonvulsants.

/////He tends to carry extra weight and has had more trouble with that since dropping the Wellbutrin - he'll probably be pleased if the Dilantin aids in this area. Does it "energize" at all?

I hope this helps. It's good to talk to you. Give your son my best wishes.

///Thank you so much for all your time and information - you have been a comfort:) Do you know of any other threads that might be helpful in our quest for knowledge?

Again, thank you,
Patty


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