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#1 of 4 Old 08-26-2008, 04:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Dd has been on Tegretol since May, and stable with no seizures. However, at the end of June she had a fairly big partial seizure that turned into a general seizure and landed us a trip to the hospital. Anyway, neuro decided that the Tegretol was being absorbed too quickly and we would either need to break it up into 4 doses daily (omg no, getting her to take 2 is bad enough torture!) or try giving her Carbatrol sprinkles 2x daily which are like the extended release version of Teg.

Dd is doing well, 2 weeks in and no seizures, even though it is at a slightly lower dosage (by 200mg). Her behaviour has backslid a bit, but that was to be expected. What is most confounding is that she has started wetting her pants all the time. Prior to this, I think there are maybe 2 instances I can think of since her potty learning that she has ever wet the bed or wet herself. Yet now it is a daily occurance. Do you think this is the medication? It doesn't seem to be related to any sort of small time seizure activity, so I am really confused.

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Devon is on Sabril but she doesn't seem to have this as a side-effect. Although, I have heard extra urination is with many meds. and its quite individual too.

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i think its a general side effect. my kiddo is on an anti-seizure med and he pees a LOT now. He isnt having accidents like he used to, but sheesh every 20 minutes or so hes goin pee :P
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Thanks for the replies. I'll have to ask about it. She doesn't seem to be urinating more than usual. It's more that she's just not going on the toilet.
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