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JayMurray posted:
I have recently returned to school and I have noticed that I am having a severe problem in solving mathematics and retaining new information. These are both things that I have never had difficulty with before. I am currently prescribed Tegretol and Doxepin and was wondering if these medications may be having an effect on my learning ability. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
Since I am not an M.D., I would suggest that you discuss this with whoever is prescribing these medications for you. Tegretol is generally used for a seizure disorder and doxepin is usually used to treat depression and anxiety. However a quick search on the Internet reveals that in persons with seizure disorder doxepin may prove problematic. Again, this should be discussed with your prescriber.

Please tell your prescriber how you are having difficulties presently with your math and retaining new information.

I'm sorry that I cannot provide more information to you because I know this is a concern of your's and I do hope that your prescriber can help work this out in a positive manner.

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