I have been taking anticonvulsants Lithium & Lamictal, for Bipolar disorder for 5 years. I had a serious injury due to hypermobile joints this past year (my hip dislocated and bruised my femur) and I haven't worked since.
I was told to take Ibuprofen at high to maximum amounts for about 6 months. At the end of those 6 months, I was diagnosed with FND after a series of neurological issues that, at worst, paralyzed my legs I still walk with a cane.
Anyway! The important bit. It turns out the anticonvulsant I've been taking, Lithium, mimics FND when at a toxic level in the blood and brain. Turns out the Ibuprofen affects kidney filtration and Lithium is contraindicated- meaning it causes Lithium to go toxic in the blood & brain.
Now, I carry the FND diagnosis w/ Bipolar and I'm struggling to find any physician that will even consider the idea that my neuro issues were/are related to chronic central nervous system toxicity.
My most recent ER trip was following a med adjustment. My most recent ataxic episode was following an accidental, mild overdose.
Anyone out there taking anticonvulsants??