I took phenytoin 150mg 3x a day from nov 2004-oct 2005 before starting this medication I seemed alot smarter I read some old writtings i did before my first seizure in nov 2004 and before i started the phenytoin, I seem to have bad memory problems now ,trouble staying asleep longer than 4hrs, anxiety, and difficult speaking sometimes when im sleepy/ tired, has anyone felt the same way as i do if the seizure caused some type of pernament long term side affects or was it the phenytoin i took for 11 months that did it ?My first seizure was induced by difficultly speaking /stress so maybe i didnt have electricity problems in my brain?