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Tegretol taper
Jun 29, 2009
... How do I most safely taper tegretol. I am currently on 500 mg a day. ... (2 replies)
Tegretol taper
Jun 29, 2009
... Call your Dr's office.....ask to speak with your Dr or one of the nurses who can find out for you how he'd like you to taper the meds. ... (2 replies)
... ointment next week with my doc, but this has been my experience apart from the extremely disturbing memory loss or short term memory loss which is common in both tegretol and lamictal. ... (2 replies)

... d ok until coming OFF Tegretol, then little things would make me ballistic, then I'd bawl for reacting to something so out of proportion....took about 2 weeks to taper off.... ... (7 replies)
... Did the doctors stop the med or did you do that on your own? Teg has a half-life of about 8-10 hours if I recall. When I was taken off of it, it was done in hospital for safety, and only in a few days. however that was by the doctors. If they would taper you and transition you off to another med out of the hospital, I wouldn't expect anything faster than 200mg/wk drops... (1 replies)
Tegretol taper
Jun 29, 2009
... ONLY YOUR DOCTOR can arrange that for you. They have a safe way IF THEY ARE REPLACING IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE. Otherwise... don't even think about it the dangers that will come about. They had me in hospital to get me off of my teg dose and on a new med for safety. This is nothing to mess around with. --Travis (2 replies)
... I felt my best when I was on Tegretol only, 1200 mg per day. ... (9 replies)
... and possible heat exhaustion. I saw a neuro and was put on tegretol right away. I haven't had any problems and so they decided to taper my tegretol. That's when the anxiety attacks started. I thought I was having heart attacks and my sleep was affected. I did not have any seizures though. ... (1 replies)
... and so far no improvement. I don't have seizures. I take tegretol for mild tremors and it helps tremendously with my sleep problems. ... (2 replies)
... did they up your tegretol because they were worried you might have seizures while tapering the klonopin? ... (9 replies)
Going off meds.
Aug 10, 2001
... was 14 years old, there was of course no explainable reason as to why. They were grand mal seizures, but only happened about once maybe twice a year. I was on tegretol for the first four years before they decided it wasn't working and switched me to tegretol XR, then to lamictal. ... (2 replies)
... Fortunately, I've got a ton of Tegretol 200mg (regular tabs due to availability in generic from patient assistance place), so I can go as slow as I need to , and they're scored so I can split them. I didn't have any GMs when going off of it, just got really moody, and downright ornery at work (at home, the dog didn't say/do anything to piss me off !!). The poor desk at work... (9 replies)
Coming off of meds
Aug 14, 2006
... carbamazepine, I got really irritable and grouchy over stupid back on it now, and had to taper it very slowly that time I went off of it to go on something else. ... (6 replies)
... and then have to backtrack, put the person back on the meds for a while, and taper them off... seen lots of seizures from meds just being cut off. ... (5 replies)
May 27, 2005
... Ive posted here before but not for awhile. Im 26 and had one seizure after a night of drinking, sleep deprivation and extreme stress (possible dehydration too) when I was 20....I had some weird maybe seizures when I was in my teens (similar to dj vu but not really the same thing at all) but those went away. I was on Tegretol (800 mg per day) for 4 years and my doctor... (1 replies)
Aug 12, 2003
... maybe you need to taper slower.... ... (4 replies)

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