Just started on Trileptal last night. Well, I’ve taken in before, but it was at the beginning of my TN adventure and I don’t remember why we stopped it. I would like to use the comments section of this to keep track of anything new going on with meds.
I’m supposed to take it b.i.d., but the first two days, only take it at night. So, last night was day 1. It made me a lot sleepier than normal, but the pain is still there. May need to take a few days to get into my system.
Lots of pain today. Not sure why. I did eat a bit, but not more than usual. It seems like it’s just a continuation from yesterday. Still on dilaudid.
Here’s what happened with the Dilaudid. Since the Tegretol problem and being admitted into the hospital, I have been taking two 2mg pills every 4 hours PRN, including waking up at night to take it. All this was also during and after the GKRS. At my last doctor appt on Thursday, Dr. W gave me an Rx for one 4mg pill every 4-6hrs PRN. But when I went to the pharmacy, all they had were 2 and 8 mg pills, so they gave me 8mgs, with a score on it to break it in half, with the instructions to take one 1/2pill every 4-6hrs as need. SO, I am praying that I remember to break them in half and not accidentlaly take two 8mg pills!!! I’m so used to taking 2 pills.
Actually, what I’m praying is that with the new Trileptal, I don’t need to take them at all.
Back to the Trileptal. I was very very wobbly on my feet last night after I took it around 8pm. I will take it at bedtime tonight instead.