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    Hey - Tegretol Users?
    lisachssc posted:
    Sorry to be a pest - but are there any out there?
    slik_kitty responded:
    used to be on tegretol years ago. it worked well, no side effects for me.
    chittybangbang responded:
    I used to also, be on Tegretol for anticonvulsant seizures. Their, was an allergic reaction to be aware of that happened to me. If you take Tegretol have to be careful of allergic reactions if first time being on it and not a long time on it. If administered to fast. For, example, on high doses you can develop rashes, and severe skin problems. I was allergic to it but, that was me. Was taken off of it because, I had an allergic reaction it pealed my skin off my back in layers and burned my back. Also, caused me to have an itchy, severe burning sensation on my face. That looked like, I was burned in the sun. Just be aware of signs and always check with the doctor first. you might not have this reation for everyone is different when it comes to tolerating medication to a certain point in their body. I guess I was unfortunate. But, why not try to talk to your doctor about it, and maybe he and or, she will feel differently in your case. Goodluck to you and hope it works for you.

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