Our expert says:
I believe that no doctor should ever put a patient on any new medicine without both discussing in detail all precautions, side-effects, etc ; and without making another appointment after 2 weeks, and at LEAST an appointment to speak with the person by phone, to check how things are going. To do less is to be unprofessional and unhelpful.
And this applies whether in a state clinic or private practice.
The State is NOT providing adequate and safe health care unless every patient has a number at which they can call and speak with the doctor about their reaction to treatment.
Tegretol can have unpleasant and even toxic side effects of the sort you describe. It may be worth considering reducing the dosae of Tegretol to the earlier dose un til you can see the doctor again ; and to consider going to the Casualty Department of the hospital where you saw him, and describe these severe symptoms as toxic effects of the drug he prescribed and ask to see him urgently for re-assessment and advice on how to deal with these effects. He has a professional duty to pay attention and to help you.
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