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Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

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If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer
Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

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Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

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Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: lelle26 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 03

I have been on epitol for 6 months and hate it. I feel sick to my tummy all the time. I sneeze non stop and my eyes get watery. I also have heart burn all the time. I just recently got took off epitol and I feel much better. I have no more discomfort. Super happy I can breath threw my nose again.

Related Reading: epitol

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: lelle26 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 03

I have been on epitol for 6 months and hate it. I feel sick to my tummy all the time. I sneeze non stop and my eyes get watery. I also have heart burn all the time. I just recently got took off epitol and I feel much better. I have no more discomfort. Super happy I can breath threw my nose again.

Related Reading: epitol

Comment from: 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 20

I have trigeminal neuralgia which was quite severe. This drug completely eliminated my pain.I have had to increase dose over the past several years.

Related Reading: trigeminal neuralgia

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: lelle26 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 03

I have been on epitol for 6 months and hate it. I feel sick to my tummy all the time. I sneeze non stop and my eyes get watery. I also have heart burn all the time. I just recently got took off epitol and I feel much better. I have no more discomfort. Super happy I can breath threw my nose again.

Related Reading: epitol

Comment from: 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 20

I have trigeminal neuralgia which was quite severe. This drug completely eliminated my pain.I have had to increase dose over the past several years.

Related Reading: trigeminal neuralgia

Comment from: jeryle jenkins 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 14

this drug has not relieved any nerve pain symtoms. ,only makes me feel that iam having a panic attack..

QUESTION

If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer
Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: lelle26 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 03

I have been on epitol for 6 months and hate it. I feel sick to my tummy all the time. I sneeze non stop and my eyes get watery. I also have heart burn all the time. I just recently got took off epitol and I feel much better. I have no more discomfort. Super happy I can breath threw my nose again.

Related Reading: epitol

Comment from: 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 20

I have trigeminal neuralgia which was quite severe. This drug completely eliminated my pain.I have had to increase dose over the past several years.

Related Reading: trigeminal neuralgia

Comment from: jeryle jenkins 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 14

this drug has not relieved any nerve pain symtoms. ,only makes me feel that iam having a panic attack..

Comment from: amylbender 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 16

Im 25 and have had almost all the unlikely but serious side effects. To extreme headaches, to joint paain, and feeling flu like symptoms. Ive been on it a month, and have to get off this medication. Its calming me down, so much so i just sit there and dont care about going out.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: I_play_blue 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 01

Right away I had a fast, fluttering heartbeat. I assumed this was just another annoying side effect. I also had crazy dreams and trouble catching my breath. The teeth clenching came later, as well as single sounds sounding pitched lower, like a toy running out of batteries. Really trippy and weird. I had to stay home from work day three because I couldn't walk straight, and I stopped taking it then. My doctor didn't mention any of these side effects being a possibility except for the rash and dizziness, so make sure you know what you're up against!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kathie26hsp4 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

once taking I had burring vision and loss of leg muscle

Comment from: Anonymous 19-24 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 10

I'm neutral to this drug. I take it regularly and mostly I space out. My hearing is abnormal (under-toned) about half an hour after ingestion... it is very weird.

Comment from: JPNILES 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 03

I have been on the Epitol/Carb??? since Nov of 2011. About the first year 400mg twice daily was fine. Eight months ago the shocks returned, we switched to 200mg Epitol + 10mg of Baclofen every six hours. Recently, the facial sensitivity and mild shocks have returned.

Related Reading: epitol | baclofen

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 16

200 mg twice a day makes me sleepy and unable to focus. Makes me feel anxious.

Comment from: butlermcgraw 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 26

If taken exactly on time it will work for your pain. I take 400 mg 3 times a day. In the winter time I have to increase the strength.

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 18

Not effective for tgn

Comment from: lelle26 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 03

I have been on epitol for 6 months and hate it. I feel sick to my tummy all the time. I sneeze non stop and my eyes get watery. I also have heart burn all the time. I just recently got took off epitol and I feel much better. I have no more discomfort. Super happy I can breath threw my nose again.

Related Reading: epitol

Comment from: 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 20

I have trigeminal neuralgia which was quite severe. This drug completely eliminated my pain.I have had to increase dose over the past several years.

Related Reading: trigeminal neuralgia

Comment from: jeryle jenkins 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 14

this drug has not relieved any nerve pain symtoms. ,only makes me feel that iam having a panic attack..

Comment from: amylbender 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 16

Im 25 and have had almost all the unlikely but serious side effects. To extreme headaches, to joint paain, and feeling flu like symptoms. Ive been on it a month, and have to get off this medication. Its calming me down, so much so i just sit there and dont care about going out.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: krickle1986 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 19

I have been taking this drug for the past 4 years and have been seizure free. No side effects and its the only one that works. I only take one a day and the doctors keep telling me that's not enough but apparently its working fine for me. I don't seem to have any problems driving, staying in the sun, or having the occasional margarita. It is worth a try, it was my wonder drug.

Related Reading: seizure

Comment from: hopeful2 35-44 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

before i started taking this medicine i was lost,I lost my job and was about to lose my wife and kids because bipolar was controling me.Now that I have been taking it I am doing really well.We are a family again.

Comment from: hopeful2 35-44 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

before i started taking this medicine i was lost,I lost my job and was about to lose my wife and kids because bipolar was controling me.Now that I have been taking it I am doing really well.We are a family again.

Comment from: korey669 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 17

have been using for at least 5 yrs. with great success but now the pain is returning

Comment from: hopeful2 35-44 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

before i started taking this medicine i was lost,I lost my job and was about to lose my wife and kids because bipolar was controling me.Now that I have been taking it I am doing really well.We are a family again.

Comment from: korey669 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 17

have been using for at least 5 yrs. with great success but now the pain is returning

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

I was on this for about two weeks with no side effects, I felt fantastic and really felt like it was starting to work, then out of the blue got a severe head to toe rash accompanied by a nagging headache. I quit immediatly and the symptoms went away after a few days. I will say its worth trying but pay CLOSE attention to your body and take any abnormal signs seriously!

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: hopeful2 35-44 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

before i started taking this medicine i was lost,I lost my job and was about to lose my wife and kids because bipolar was controling me.Now that I have been taking it I am doing really well.We are a family again.

Comment from: korey669 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 17

have been using for at least 5 yrs. with great success but now the pain is returning

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 14

I was on this for about two weeks with no side effects, I felt fantastic and really felt like it was starting to work, then out of the blue got a severe head to toe rash accompanied by a nagging headache. I quit immediatly and the symptoms went away after a few days. I will say its worth trying but pay CLOSE attention to your body and take any abnormal signs seriously!

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: outtahere 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: June 06

This med makes you feel like a sleepy spacecase. I think it's horrible. It will put you to sleep, but feeling like Charles Manson to go to sleep doesn't work for me. The side effects are worse then the problem ( as usual ). God help you if you drink grapefruit juice with this, you'll wake up thinking your'e in a drive-in horror movie.No thanks, I'd rather be "depressed".

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