in particular can Dilantin afect a persons memory? or could it be the long term afect of the seisures? My husband & kids tell me I cant rember what they tell me & I cant rember what I am suposed to be doing. I just turned 40 last month but this has ben going on for a while. I have ben on & off Dilantin since I was 12 or 13 years old. I even just had to edit this because I made a mistake. PLEASE HELP!!!
1 Jul 2010
Missing 3-6 years of my life. Dilantin caused me to to lose years of my life while I was on it. I now after years get bites and flashes of those years. While I was on it I was just like you and I just kind of walked thru my life with out being a part of it or that is what it felt like. Family said I was like a zombie at times. I just remember feeling numb alot. I had to stop taking it because it just got worse.
12 Aug 2009
You will find a list of Dilantin Side Effects at http://www.drugs.com/sfx/dilantin-side-effects.html
"... Chronic administration may result in memory impairment... "
14 Feb 2011
i have taking dilantin since 1985 and i have seisures on and off in till 16 months ago i have the second stronges seisure of my live that i have to quit my job after 30 years. in the last 4 years i loss one of my douhters in the army since that my memory is not same now i have to see 4 diferents doctors on a monthly basis. i ting the dilantin is the problem but the doctors say is not in the last 16 months i lost my short memory but. i fell that time is not moving whend i read a book after the second page i not remember the first page.i told the doctors and the only ting they do is prescrive other medicine.before the last strong seisure i was taking 2 dilantin daily and now i have to take 9 diferents medicines. total of 23 pills.
sorry for the typing but is getting worhs.
- Dilantin Information for Consumers
- Dilantin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilantin (detailed)
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