Posted by qbsbrown on July 28, 2009, at 21:23:56
In reply to Re: Tegretol dosing Scott?, posted by qbsbrown on July 28, 2009, at 21:11:35
Or perhaps try 300mgs, and dose 100mgs 3 times daily w/ the diazepam (I am afraid that it lowers the diazepam blood levels). I would pay for anything for any stress, anxiety, and/or insomnia relief.
But seriously when i was on trileptal 900mgs and was able to drop 30mgs to 10mgs in 10 days w/ no problem, until i cold turkeyed the trileptal, then went back to 30mgs. Is that some serious kindling going on?
My brain is basically petrified at this point, in shock and trauma, and adding chemicals is probably going to make me worse initially, do i need to continue the med even though it might be bothering me?
Back in April, I wanted to attend a zen retreat, but showed up only back on the diazepam, and i was stuck like a deer in the headlights, frozen in fear.
Then i took 300mgs of trileptal, and all of the sudden i was able to attend, and sit at the front of the class. Such a dramatic difference. Although it allowed me to do that, i only took 3 doses and threw it away. I/my brain just hated the feeling of being drugged, when i was my mission to get away from that feeling.
I tried trileptal 2 other times during the taper, and it just made me worse.
But perhaps feeling a little drugged might be a necissary evil for now.