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Tegretol, 100 mg twice a day
For several years
I have sleep apnea
No medications have helped so far
I do go to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix Arizona. I am on my 8th medication and my neurologist doesn't seem concerned with the seriousness of my side-effects. He also seems to think that its not necessary to change medications even though there are plenty of others. I counted 32 epilepsy medications and I am on my 8th one. To me there are plenty of other medications left to try. My problem is that I have not be able to convince my Dr. of the adverse nature of all of these side-effects. He sees me every 6 months or so in his office and I apparently look ok to him. Because I look ok and seem ok, he assumes that I am ok in every area. I have not been able to convince him of just how miserable I am. How do I do that?
You did not address my question - How do I convince my Dr. of the seriousness of these side-effects? I have been going to this Dr. for 5 years. I have tried other Dr.s but didn't like them. I need advice on how to convince this Dr. of the seriousness of these side-effects.