Tegretol and Fatigue/Drowsiness?
- 22 Jun 2009 by Erienne
- tegretol, bipolar disorder
I've been on Tegretol for 3 days now to treat bipolar. I am experiencing exhaustion and drowsiness that is so overwhelming that I'm a little afraid to drive. I keep falling asleep and have a hard time waking up. If this is something that will subside once my body adjusts, I can stick it out. If this is "life on Tegretol," I've got to get off.
22 Jun 2009
Erienne, after about the first 3-5 days you should be okay to drive. However, the drowsiness and exhaustion are typical side-effects that you'll have to start adjusting for. If you are serious about getting off the Tegretol, don't quit cold-turkey. Inform your doctor so he/she can help you taper off of it safely. Hope this helps.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Im scared of being off my Tegretol after almost 2 years. He just told me to stop it. What do I do about my racing thoughts at night now? He also told ...
4 answers • 24 Jul 2010
drowsiness, clouded thoughts and poor concentration. This is my second day and it seems as though I had more energy and motivation to get things done ...
2 answers • 23 Nov 2011
I have a close friend who has been on Tegretol a long time for a seizure disorder. She has always taken the IR Brand Name Tegretol. While this drug ...
5 answers • 25 Dec 2011
I was recently put on this mediation for my Bipolar Disorder. But my mother is also on it only hers is 200 mg but for Bipolar Disorder also and she ...
1 answer • 9 Feb 2012
I am suffering from seizure from past 24 years having sodium tablet but now my Dr recommended to have tegretol pls suggest
1 answer • 16 Dec 2013