Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Medication

I started a new medication on Friday. It's called Trileptal which is typically used for seizures/epilepsy. I'm taking a very low dose in hopes it will help with the panic attacks. So far it is going great. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I can't help but be excited. Unlike anxiety/depression meds, this med works immediately. No 4-6 week wait to see if it will help.

Since Friday I've had a few very minor panic attacks. Unlike before Friday where I was at high anxiety all day with 3-4 intense panic attacks per day. I've enjoyed myself. Been very relaxed. My husband says I seem like "my old self." Things that would normally cause panic have not. It is really wonderful.

I've had a few side effects. I feel slightly drunk - a little off balance and uncoordinated. But those are easing too.

If there ever was a weekend I needed some good news, this was it. After a terrible jaw procedure on Wed, finding out I needed braces, a liquid diet since Wed, a sick daughter (complete with middle of the night vomiting), a service that I have to play a huge part in, and in-laws being here --- well I needed a panic-free weekend. And I got it.

(so fingers crossed, with lots of prayers and a whisper - I think this might actually be working..........)


Lynn said...

Hi, Enola. I use an anti-seizure medication, too. It is the only thing that has ever worked for me.

Enola said...

Really Lynn? Would you email me at I'd love to chat more with you about this?