Doctors have been experimenting with my brain chemistry since I was a kid. I’ve been diagnosed and fed a parade of meds to “see what works” . This is the standard of medicine in our day and in our time. Trileptal works for me, but you are the steward of your own health. If you simply hand yourself to someone else to go down a list of drugs and try them all out on you then you can expect to have a difficult experience. I speak of what I know. Head meds have side effects that might do all manner of things and often the patient is not informed enough to ask the right questions. It is important that you or someone close to you be aware of drug interactions and you make full use of that awareness. Trileptal is a powerful Med with mild side effects and after working together with my Dr and removing a different drug or two and playing around with my dosage for around a year Trileptal suddenly brought me out of the fog. Over-medicating had been a problem, misdiagnoses, poor follow up by physicians, all snowballs into years of being treated incorrectly and with little benefit to the patient. Participate. Educate yourself or have someone help you to know what you are taking, why you are taking it, and what are the likely side effects. We’re all test subjects and Trileptal tested good for me.