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Re: Trileptal, why do you do this to me?

Posted by qbsbrown on April 4, 2010, at 18:42:15

In reply to Re: Trileptal, why do you do this to me?, posted by ed_uk2010 on April 4, 2010, at 17:37:22

> >Oh Ed, I've got the charisma and charm no matter how crazy I am
> I can imagine :)
> >i think i was just gonna go through with trileptal 300mgs 3x a day, see if i can't get that mid day crap gone, as i feel it would really help with tapering.
> Perhaps you should wait until you're on a stable dose of Lyrica first? If you make too many changes at once you won't know which med is doing what, if that makes sense.
> >Should i do it strict eg ashton taper schedule.
> As far as I know, Ashton advoctated flexibility in the taper, although she did produce tables with suggested tapers as a guide.
> >hey, i think i can take 5mgs less today. Or does it need to be meticulous again, given my sensitivity?
> Reducing from 60mg/day to 55mg is a very small reduction, but reducing from 10mg to 5mg is a very large reduction.
> I think it's important to avoid going so fast that you end up having to increase the dose again. If you have to increase, you don't get where you want to be. I suppose it's a compromise between sticking to a planned taper and being guided by how you feel.

Oh yeah, this last years brutal taper, where i had the most rare, severe, and uncommon withdrawal symptoms (perhaps that was MS), going from 30mgs to 17 was brutal. I think there were times where it was 1-2 mgs drops every two weeks.

Not sure how i will do it this go round.





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