This is something that has been on my mind for years now, and has been kind of a concern for a while. Shortly after I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy back in high school, I found out (trhough some no doubt drunken conversation) that a friend was taking the same medication, Tegretol, as part of treatment for bipolar disorder. At the time I didn't think much of it, but later on I started wondering, if Carbamazepine is also used in antiDepressants, could it not be that as well as keeping me from having seizures, the drugs were stopping any natural depression I might have felt otherwise? I thought about it a lot, since I first started taking Tegretol when I was fifteen, around the time when people have stereotypical soapOperatic mood swings and depression. I had none of that. I don't know if that just means I'm incredibly well adjusted (my life has always been pretty much perfect, after all) or if the meds might have had something to do with it.
Which raised the question, if I ever stop taking medication for epilepsy, will I fall into some deep depression?
I don't know... maybe I'm the only one who thinks about stuff like that...
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