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... I am looking for other people with epilepsy who have been on Dilantin for very long term periods of time. ... (4 replies)
... years .latly I have been having a new side effect ,a numbing of my feet and slowly working its way up my legs. I am reducing my Dilantin ,I was at 400mg now iam at 130mg its scary after so many years of use.I have started taking Lamictal ? ... (4 replies)
Dilantin/Phenytoin
Jul 13, 2004
... ve been taking Dilantin for almost 35 years, and I swear by it. ... (16 replies)

... I believe that gum and teeth problems are a side effect from long term Dilantin use. Also, Dilantin can be calcium robbing, so taking extra calcium is a good idea. My husband is on 1800 mg of Calcium a day. ... (9 replies)
... are caused by the long term use of Dilantin. ... (2 replies)
... I have a similar question about memory loss but it is not short term memory..Well I should say not ONLY short term memory. I started having seizures after my 13th bday. ... (6 replies)
... I work with a client that was just weaned from Dilantin because long term usage was determined to cause shrinking of the cerebellum. ... (43 replies)
... eathing, and my heart almost beat out of my chest. These symptoms then continued into the day. The end result was neuropathy in both arms and legs caused by the Dilantin usage. I was told by several doctors the neuropathy was the result of the Dilantin destroying nerve connections. ... (4 replies)
... My 55 year old husband has developed osteoporosis and a compression fracture of the spine. We have been told this has been caused by long term use of dilantin. ... (0 replies)
... term dilantin use was recently successfully switched to Neurontin. ... (11 replies)
... mictal, I sleep better. My epileptologist sugjested getting out in the sun more. It helps set your internal clock and helps with the loss of bone associated with long term Dilantin use. Good luck with steady sleep and control. ... (5 replies)
... See my other post on long term Dilantin use and MS...it can cause alot of problems. ... (9 replies)
... I'm new to posting here. I have intractable epilepsy, generalized and TLEs. The only AED I can tolerate is Dilantin which has left me in a real fix. ... (17 replies)
... Hi Nn, These are common "short term" side effects of dilaantin use. I'm more worried about the long term side effects. I've been taking dilantin for aboout 20 years, I've never had a problem with my gumms but have had some strange facial hair growth. I get hait growing on the front of my nose. ... (9 replies)
... dancing vision. Not quite as bad as high Dilantin doses make you feel almost drunk and groggy, but still very annoying. ... (1 replies)
... old grandmother has taken Dilantin ever since it came out. She had her first grand mal at 15. She was one phenobarbital at first and then they added Dilantin. ... (5 replies)
... I am 41 yrs old, and have been taking Dilantin since late 1991. Started off at 300mg nightly, and was increased over time to 400mg when fits became more severe and frequent. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, i am new to the board so sorry if i engaged without knowing any of you. I was wondering if you were told before you started or as you started this medicine the long term effect (and side effects) they would have on your health system. Seems to be a recurrent problem with a lot of medicine we are given. ty mezzedup (13 replies)
Dilantin
Mar 3, 2007
... Dilantin can interfere with the body processing of calcium which supports bone structure especially with long term use. To avoid this you should be taking a good calcium supplement and a rich calcium diet. ... (2 replies)
... I've been curious about this for some time, and I was wondering whether or not anyone else has ever wondered the same thing. I've been taking 400 Mg. of Dilantin a day for about twenty years. For twenty years before I'd taken it off and on, much to my regret. ... (1 replies)


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