I'm on Tegretol at 500 mg and itching quite a bit. But the weird thing is that the itching seems to be more in my ears, eyelids (?), sinuses and throat and a little on my skin. Also, and this is a little gross, I think my urethra is irritated. I don't think this is allergies, as I've never had them before. And it seems to be dose-dependent; didn't really start until I hit 500 mg (my current dose). The most annoying thing is the urethra business -- it's hard to tune out the feeling of needing to pee all the time.
I'm really at a loss as to what to think about this. On the one hand, Tegretol is the first BP drug in a *long* time that I've responded positively to. On the other, I'm seriously worried about drug hypersensitivity. To add to this is that I've been experiencing some kidney weirdness -- a general feeling of swollen-ness and a some excess (foamy) urine production -- that's different from the recently-discontinued lithium.
I'm meeting with my pdoc next week, but I have a feeling he'll leave it up to me. Any thoughts?
Edited by cache-monkey, 27 July 2006 - 01:03 AM.