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Anticonvulsant and anti-seizure agents

Anticonvulsant and anti-seizure agents are used widely for a variety of diseases and symptoms including insomnia, depression, and pain. As with many drugs, anticonvulsants can act in immunomodulatory ways, sometimes in ways that have yet to be fully understood.

Although the ultimate goal is to discontinue taking these medications, patients experiencing intolerable insomnia, pain, mental disturbance, etc. should seek relief. If anticonvulsants palliate severe symptoms and allow patients to continue the MP in a safe and tolerable manner, these drugs are not contraindicated.

Patients should work with their physician to wean from these drugs when their symptoms become tolerable.

I'm still dealing with some protracted withdrawal symptoms (even though its been almost 3 months since I stopped the Klonopin), but am feeling soooo much better than I have in years. I'm sleeping much better and my brain fogThe loss of intellectual functions such as reasoning; memory loss; and other neurological abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. has mostly lifted. Also, I've been able to get out and do more errands and walks. So I'm basically just easing back towards a more normal life although I still feel some generalized inflammationThe complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli such as pathogens or damaged cells. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. internally and pulse pounding in ears. I think things will get better and better with time. The Klonopin was causing a LOT of my problems and I'm so glad to be off of it. I would advise anyone to stay away from it and any related Benzodiazepines! SanDiegoJoy

Cairo I think it is a good idea before one takes an SSRI or benzo to have an exit strategy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSRI_discontinuation_syndrome

http://www.neurosoup.com/ssridiscontinuationsyndrome.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome

Types of anticonvulsant and anti-seizure agents

  • carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Novo-Carbamazepine, Tegral, Tegretol)
  • carisoprodol (Soma)
  • chininsulfat (Chinin)
  • clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • divalproex sodium (Depakote)
  • gabapentin (Neurontin, Nupentin, Ratio-Gabapentin)
  • lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • topiramate (Topamax)
  • valproic acid (Depakene)

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